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.

Series 2, Episode 4 is repeated on CC Extra tomorrow at 2am.

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

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
CiarĂ¡n 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


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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