Drunk History returns for Series 2

Wednesday 11th November 2015, 12:01am

Drunk History. Image shows from L to R: Maid Marian (Emma Bunton), Robin Hood (Mathew Baynton). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.Comedy Central has ordered a second series of Drunk History.

The comedy format sees comedians attempting to recall true stories from history whilst heavily inebriated, and getting ever drunker as they continue to imbibe.

Meanwhile, star-studded casts act out their ramblings in period setting.

Already a success in the US, a first UK series was broadcast early this year, running for eight episodes between January and March. Now, the channel has confirmed that producers Tiger Aspect have begun work on a further eight programmes.

Series 1 beat its weekday slot - Mondays at 10pm - average audience figure for the channel by a third, with Comedy Central estimating that almost 4 million adults have now watched the show.

Emma Bunton, Jack Whitehall, Olivia Colman, Michelle Keegan, Hugh Dennis, Phill Jupitus, Tom Rosenthal, Vicky Pattison, Josie Long, Joe Lycett, Mathew Baynton, Nick Helm, Sara Pascoe, Jessica Knappett and Nish Kumar have all signed to appear in the second series, with Jimmy Carr returning to provide the voice over.

Lourdes Diaz, Vice President, Head of Global Production & Development, Comedy Central International said: "I am thrilled that we are working with Tiger Aspect again to bring back a second series of Drunk History in the UK. There was a lot of love for the first series and I can't wait to have viewers laughing out loud again with even more hilarious 'historians' and of course, more drinking!"

Andy Brereton, Head of Comedy and Entertainment at Tiger Aspect adds: "Now that our livers have just about recovered, it's time to go again, this time bigger and better. With Comedy Central's help we're aiming to bring viewers some of the biggest comedy names in the UK."

Drunk History Series 2 will begin airing early in 2016 exclusively on Comedy Central.

In the below clip from Series 1, Russell Kane tries to talk about King Charles II:

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