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Drunk History

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

Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated on CC Extra on Sunday at 3:05am

Press Clippings

Video interview: Arron Crascall

I accidentally pranked someone in witness protection - it was terrifying.

The Huffington Post, 19th April 2017

The Secrets of Drunk History with Tom Rosenthal

Comedian and actor Tom Rosenthal reveals as much as he can remember about his return to the Comedy Central show.

BT, 22nd March 2017

Russell Kane reveals what happened after Drunk History

"My daughter had norovirus the day before [I filmed Drunk History] so at home at that exact moment, my life Lindsay was getting violently ill with norovirus. But she didn't want to text me and scare me. So can you imagine the perfect storm of a whole bottle of Smirnoff hitting your system, as norovirus kicks in."

The Huffington Post, 21st March 2017

Prview - Drunk History

Based on the hit American comedy show, the British version of Drunk History is back for a third series.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 8th March 2017

Return of the rarely funny - and even more occasionally educational - series in which inebriated comedians demonstrate historical events. Tonight includes Chris O'Dowd and Alexander Armstrong recreating the Dambusters raid as directed by Joel Dommett, and Brian "Q" Quinn and Sal Vulcano discussing Alexander Graham Bell. The flaw is in the format: to the sober, the drunk are mostly merely annoying and boring.

Andrew Mueller, The Guardian, 8th March 2017

Drunk History UK to return for Series 3

Comedy Central has ordered a third series of Drunk History, the show in which comedians attempt to recount historic events whilst intoxicated.

British Comedy Guide, 4th September 2016

The return of a wilfully stupid format, which asks comedians to relate tales of yore while plastered. Other performers then star in scenes reflecting exactly what the soused comic has said, lip-syncing to any dialogue. It's a way to make improvised comedy less reliable. Not much comes of Jack Whitehall and Michelle Keegan as Walter Raleigh and Elizabeth I, but Robin Hood and Maid Marian, played by Mathew Baynton and Emma Bunton to the blazingly profane imaginings of Tom Davis, is sensational.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 3rd February 2016

Drunk History returns for Series 2

Comedy Central has ordered a second series of Drunk History, the comedy show in which comedians attempt to recall true historic stories whilst heavily inebriated.

British Comedy Guide, 11th November 2015

Drunk History review

In execution, the simple idea of drunk storytellers proves more entertaining than it ought to be, although there's probably a question mark over how long the joke will remain funny.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 13th January 2015

Getting comedians sloshed and having them recount the tales of historical figures is a malleable format. Having started out as a web series and then graduated to full broadcast, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Drunk History now receives a UK remake. The star wattage isn't as high as its US counterpart (it had Jack Black, Winona Ryder and Dave Grohl), but there are still some redoubtably funny people involved, including Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and (playing Oliver Cromwell) Mathew Horne.

Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian, 12th January 2015

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