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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 3, Episode 1 is repeated on CC Extra on Monday at 3am

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.

Series 3, Episode 2

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.

Full synopsis

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


  1. Thursday 16th March 2017 at 11:15pm on Comedy Central
  2. Friday 17th March 2017 at 11:45pm on CC Extra
  3. Sunday 19th March 2017 at 1:10am on Comedy Central
  4. Monday 20th March 2017 at 1:00am on CC Extra
  5. Tuesday 21st March 2017 at 12:00am on Comedy Central
  6. Wednesday 26th April 2017 at 10:30pm on Comedy Central
  7. Thursday 27th April 2017 at 11:30pm on Comedy Central
  8. Saturday 29th April 2017 at 12:55am on CC Extra
  9. Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 2:30am on CC Extra
  10. Friday 29th December 2017 at 3:20am on CC Extra
  11. Monday 22nd January 2018 at 3:25am on CC Extra

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Carr Narrator
Guest cast
Neil Ashton Undertaker
Rufus Hound James Dolan
Ciaran 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
Ciaran 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
Ben Rogers Producer
Andrew Brereton (as Andy Brereton) Executive Producer
Louise Holmes Executive Producer
Matt Tiller Executive Producer
Stuart Lutes Editor
Rachel Spann Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer


Michelle Keegan as Mary Queen of Scots

Check out Mary Queen of Scots.

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

Series 3, Episode 2 trailer

More drunken stories.

Featuring: Jessica Knappett, James 'Murr' Murray, Lydia Rose Bewley, Rufus Hound (James Dolan), Ciaran Dowd (Sheriff Brady), Mathew Horne (Billy the Kid), Katy Brand (Queen Elizabeth I), Michelle Keegan (Mary Queen of Scots), Joel Fry (Gilbert Gifford).

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