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Drunk History

Comedy Central comedy in which drunk comedians tell stories. 29 episodes (3 series), 2014 - 2017. Stars Jimmy Carr.

Drunk History. Image shows from L to R: Admiral Horatio Nelson (Anthony Head), Hardy (Alex Macqueen). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Series 2, Episode 6

Sarah Alexander and Brett Goldstein appear in The Virgin Queen narrated by Ellie Taylor. And Joe Lycett tells his version of the Battle of Trafalgar starring Anthony Head.

Further details

Joe Lycett interview

What's your secret drunk munchies food?

When I come home completely wasted after a night out, my absolute guilty pleasure is to secretly prepare a slowly braised British pork belly with minted pea purée and smoked apple crackling which I then smash into the ground with my fists because I am a vegetarian.

Are you a good or a bad drunk?

If a good drunk is someone who doesn't rent a Nissan Micra and fill it with half a dozen hoes, then I am not a good drunk.

Tell us your funniest story from a drunken night out...

There was this hilarious time when I got into the back of an Uber [taxi] on my own after a glass or two of Chataeux-neuf-du-pape and gently stroked the driver's neck and thighs. It was so lol.

If you could be one historical figure who would you be and why?

I would be myself 10 minutes ago. Don't ask me what I was doing 10 minutes ago but it involves a pigeon and a bag of poisoned crisps.

Who would you most like to have a pint with from history and why?

Young Stalin. Because he was fit.

If you could go back in time to any moment in history when would it be and why?

To when young Stalin was taking a bath.

Anthony Head interview

What's your secret drunk munchies food?

There's nothing secret about nuts.

Are you a good or a bad drunk?

Good - just like to be gently merry, not bladdered (favourite tipple: tequila, the only euphoric) because I prefer to laugh than watch the room spin - or throw up.

Tell us your funniest story from a drunken night out...

Not exactly the funniest - on a 21st birthday, somebody thought it would be fun to buy me as many whisky & cokes as I was old - I got to eighteen before I had to be carried out of the pub. My girlfriend at the time was not happy - she had planned an evening's celebrations. I was just ill.

OR

Celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday in NY, I finished off my partner's very strong margherita - just... one... too... many. Got the giggles as my other daughter was very seriously trying to confirm our flight back to LA. Silly giggles. One daughter getting crosser, the other finding it very funny and videoing it. Just could not stop laughing, crying with laughter - decided I'd like to go to Munich instead.

If you could be one historical figure who would you be and why?

Leonardo Da Vinci - I'd just like to have a feel of what it must be like to have that mind and that talent. Wouldn't have to be for long, I might not be able to cope.

Who would you most like to have a pint with from history and why?

Oscar Wilde - to bask in that wit for a while, although I'd probably struggle to keep up.

If you could go back in time to any moment in history when would it be and why?

The building of Stonehenge - how the hell?

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 16th March 2016
Time
10pm
Channel
Comedy Central
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jimmy Carr Narrator
    Guest cast
    Naz Osmanoglu Napoléon Bonaparte
    Tim Downie Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve
    Alexander Kirk King George III
    Anthony Head Admiral Horatio Nelson
    Alex Macqueen Hardy
    Luke Kempner Dr. William Beatty
    Ivan Gonzalez English Seaman
    Phil Ellis Second English Seaman
    Sarah Alexander Queen Elizabeth I
    Lucy Middleditch Queen's Courtier
    Jamie Demetriou Queen's Courtier
    Owen Roberts King Philip II of Spain
    Brett Goldstein Robert Dudley
    Beattie Edmondson Lettice Devereux, Countess of Essex
    Joe Lycett Self
    Ellie Taylor Self
    Writing team
    Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Tom McKay Director
    Ben Rogers Producer
    Andrew Brereton (as Andy Brereton) Executive Producer
    Jill Offman Executive Producer
    Lourdes Diaz Executive Producer
    Stuart Lutes Editor
    Mo Holden Production Designer

    Videos

    Battle of Trafalgar

    Joe Lycett tells his version of the Battle of Trafalgar.

    Lord Nelson is shot

    Joe Lycett suggests the Battle of Trafalgar was a bit like Battle Ships.

    Queen Elizabeth

    Ellie Taylor tells the story of Queen Elizabeth, with Sarah Alexander playing the monarch.

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