Drunk History. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Drunk History

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

Drunk History. Lieutenant Sir Edward Hulse (Stephen Mangan). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Christmas Special

Rick Edwards tells the story of the WWI Christmas Truce (stars Stephen Mangan), and Russell Kane narrates the birth of baby Jesus, starring Johnny Vegas, Sally Phillips, and Danny John-Jules.

Further details

In this Christmas special, Rick Edwards tells the tale of the famous Christmas Truce of World War One in 1914 whilst enjoying a festive tipple or seven. Slurred word for slurred word, Rick tells how soldiers disobeyed orders to momentarily stop fighting and cross the treacherous trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and festive bonhomie.

Episodes star Stephen Mangan acts out the rather blurry version of history as Sir Edward Hulse alongside social-media star Arron Crascall as an English Tommy.

Also in the episode, the story Russell Kane first told in the 2014 launch episode. He slurs his way through the story of the nativity, starring Sally Phillips and Johnny Vegas.

The episode culminates with a stocking full of merry highlights from the first two series.


The Nativity segment was previously broadcast on Christmas Day 2014, as the show's very first teaser mini-episode. Guide

Broadcast details

Wednesday 21st December 2016
Comedy Central
30 minutes


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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jimmy Carr Narrator
    Guest cast
    Seb Cardinal Joseph
    Sally Phillips Mary
    Danny John-Jules Angel Gabriel
    Johnny Vegas Baby Jesus
    Dustin Demri-Burns British Soldier
    Stephen Mangan Lieutenant Sir Edward Hulse
    Dominic Coleman Adolf Hitler
    Liam Williams Clapping Soldier
    Alan Williams Shepherd
    Theo Barklem-Biggs Leslie Walkington
    Arron Crascall British Soldier
    Ciaran Dowd German Soldier
    Tomi May German Soldier
    Matthew Tait Wise Man
    Rob Beckett Self
    Romesh Ranganathan Self
    Tiffany Stevenson (as Tiff Stevenson) Self
    Russell Kane Self
    Kerry Howard Self
    Tom Rosenthal Self
    Andrew Maxwell Self
    Joe Lycett Self
    Ben Ashenden Self
    Alex Horne Self
    Diane Morgan Self
    Iain Stirling Self
    Chris Ramsey Self
    Isy Suttie Self
    Ed Gamble Self
    Jessica Knappett Self
    Charlotte Ritchie Self
    Nish Kumar Self
    Ellie Taylor Self
    Matt Richardson Self
    Josie Long Self
    Tom Parry Self
    Elis James Self
    John Robins Self
    Nick Helm Self
    Rick Edwards Self
    Tamer Hassan Actor
    Writing team
    Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Tom McKay Director
    Ben Rogers Producer
    Andy Brereton Executive Producer
    Louise Holmes Executive Producer
    Matt Tiller Executive Producer
    Stuart Lutes Editor
    Rachel Spann Editor
    Jim Holloway Production Designer
    Jo Sutherland Production Designer


    Stephen Mangan on why he loves Drunk History

    Stephen Mangan says he'd like to be invited to get drunk.

    Christmas Special trailer

    Drunken festive tales.

    Featuring: Russell Kane, Seb Cardinal (Joseph), Sally Phillips (Mary), Danny John-Jules (Angel Gabriel), Johnny Vegas (Baby Jesus), Rick Edwards, Stephen Mangan (Lieutenant Sir Edward Hulse), Liam Williams (Clapping Soldier), Theo Barklem-Biggs (Leslie Walkington).

    Rick Edwards drinking

    Rick Edwards settles down to tell the tale of the Christmas truce of World War I.

    Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Rick Edwards, Dustin Demri-Burns (British Soldier), Liam Williams (Clapping Soldier).

    Beer exchange

    Rick Edwards explains about the Christmas truce in World War I.

    Stephen Mangan in Drunk History

    Stephen Mangan stars as a British officer in Rick Edward's tale about the Christmas truce.

    Featuring: Rick Edwards, Stephen Mangan (Lieutenant Sir Edward Hulse).

    Arron Crascall as a soldier

    Social media star Arron Crascall plays a soldier in this Drunk History tale.

    Featuring: Rick Edwards, Liam Williams (Clapping Soldier), Arron Crascall (British Soldier), Tomi May (German Soldier).

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