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 3, Episode 2

Drunk History. Image shows from L to R: Gilbert Gifford (Joel Fry), Frances Walsingham (Alexander Kirk), Elizabeth's Courtier (Sarah Daykin). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Michelle Keegan and Joel Fry act out Lydia Rose Bewley and Jess Knappett's tale of royal rivalry (Queen Elizabeth I versus Mary Queen of Scots) and James 'Murr' Murray blasts through Billy the Kid with Mat Horne and Mat Baynton.

Preview clips

Further details

Mat Horne interview

Drunk History. Billy the Kid (Mathew Horne). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Which historical figure do you play?

Billy the Kid.

How much did you know about them before taking on this role?

I knew he was called Billy. And that he wasn't a kid. He was an actual adult cowboy.

What was it like having to mime along to the storyteller's words? Did that take much practice to get right?

I've done the UK Drunk History right from the pilot, so I'm pretty used to it now. It's hard the first time you do it, but gets easier from there. Like riding a bike or making love with another adult.

Next time, would you be up for getting drunk and being a storyteller, or is the prospect of a hangover too scary to contemplate?

I don't drink, so it ain't gonna happen.

Are you interested in history? Did you pay attention to the subject at school?

I am very interested in history now. Especially Scottish history, modern American political history and also what happened yesterday. I hated history in school, but mainly because Mr Henderson was boring a.f.

If you had a time machine, which time period would you most like to go back to, and why?

The 17th century, to better research the play I'm currently doing at the Garrick Theatre in the West End, close to all pubs, bars and restaurants. The Miser starring Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack, Katy Wix and Ellie White. Until June 10th 2017.

Meanwhile, if you could have a night down the pub with any historical figure (or group of people), who would you invite?

Billy the Kid... to ask him if I did it right.

What are you working on next?

See the question about the time machine... I'm way ahead of you.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 15th March 2017
Comedy Central
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 16th March 2017 11:15pm Comedy Central
Friday 17th March 2017 11:45pm CC Extra
Sunday 19th March 2017 1:10am Comedy Central
Monday 20th March 2017 1:00am CC Extra
Tuesday 21st March 2017 12:00am Comedy Central
Wednesday 26th April 2017 10:30pm Comedy Central
Thursday 27th April 2017 11:30pm Comedy Central
Saturday 29th April 2017 12:55am CC Extra
Saturday 23rd December 2017 2:30am CC Extra
Friday 29th December 2017 3:20am CC Extra
Monday 22nd January 2018 3:25am CC Extra
Friday 14th September 2018 2:00am CC Extra
Thursday 2nd May 2019 3:05am CC Extra
Tuesday 7th May 2019 3:05am CC Extra
Tuesday 10th November 2020 1:00am CC Extra
Monday 16th November 2020 1:00am CC Extra
Saturday 9th October 2021 2:00am CC Extra

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Narrator
Guest cast
Neil Ashton Undertaker
Rufus Hound James Dolan
Ciarán Dowd Sheriff Brady
Mathew Baynton John Tunstall
Mathew Horne Billy the Kid
Emma Sidi Local Woman
Katy Brand Queen Elizabeth I
Sarah Daykin Elizabeth's Courtier
Alexander Kirk (as Alex Kirk) Frances Walsingham
Michelle Keegan Mary Queen of Scots
Lauren Pattison Mary's Courtier
Tim Key Lord Darnley
Joel Fry Gilbert Gifford
Ciarán Dowd Executioner
Jessica Knappett Self
James Murray (as James 'Murr' Murray) Self
Lydia Rose Bewley Self
Writing team
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Tom McKay Director
Adam Morris 1st Assistant Director
Ben Rogers Producer
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Louise Holmes Executive Producer
Matt Tiller Executive Producer
Stuart Lutes Editor
Rachel Spann Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Sally Broome Casting Director
Lucy Williams Costume Designer
Ben Bee Director of Photography
Juliette Tomes Make-up Designer
Lisa Isles Make-up Designer
Nick Murray Willis Animation


Michelle Keegan as Mary Queen of Scots

Check out Mary Queen of Scots.

Featuring: Michelle Keegan (Mary Queen of Scots), Jessica Knappett & Lydia Rose Bewley.

Series 3, Episode 2 trailer

More drunken stories.

Featuring: Jimmy Carr.

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