Drunk History. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Drunk History

Drunk History

  • TV comedy
  • Comedy Central
  • 2014 - 2017
  • 29 episodes (3 series)

British version of the hit US format in which an inebriated narrator attempts to recount an event from history. Stars Jimmy Carr.

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Series 2, Episode 6

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

Preview clips

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

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 17th March 2016 11:00pm CC Extra
Friday 18th March 2016 11:00pm Comedy Central
Sunday 20th March 2016 3:25am Comedy Central
Monday 21st March 2016 2:05am Comedy Central
Tuesday 22nd March 2016 12:00am Comedy Central
Wednesday 29th June 2016 10:30pm Comedy Central
Friday 1st July 2016 11:30pm Comedy Central
Wednesday 17th August 2016 2:30am Comedy Central
Saturday 20th August 2016 12:00am CC Extra
Saturday 31st December 2016 2:30am CC Extra
Monday 2nd January 2017 3:10am Comedy Central
Wednesday 1st March 2017 10:30pm Comedy Central
Saturday 4th March 2017 1:00am CC Extra
Sunday 5th March 2017 1:30am CC Extra
Friday 24th August 2018 3:25am CC Extra
Thursday 18th April 2019 3:00am CC Extra
Thursday 23rd January 2020 12:00am Comedy Central
Wednesday 29th January 2020 12:20am Comedy Central
Saturday 1st February 2020 3:45am CC Extra
Tuesday 3rd November 2020 1:30am CC Extra
Wednesday 4th November 2020 1:30am CC Extra
Friday 6th November 2020 1:30am CC Extra
Sunday 8th November 2020 2:30am CC Extra
Monday 9th November 2020 1:30am CC Extra
Saturday 3rd July 2021 12:40am CC Extra
Monday 5th July 2021 2:40am CC Extra
Saturday 25th September 2021 2:00am CC Extra
Monday 27th September 2021 3:00am CC Extra
Saturday 2nd October 2021 1:30am CC Extra

Cast & crew

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
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Jill Offman Executive Producer
Lourdes Diaz Executive Producer
Stuart Lutes Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Nick Murray Willis Animation

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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