Drunk History

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History repeats itself, especially when the storyteller is wasted. Watch big name stars act out the semi-coherent historical recollections of tanked comics in a season featuring booze-addled versions of Al Capone, Abe Lincoln and the Nixon/Elvis summit.
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. Washington D.C.
    July 9, 2013
    21min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Woodward and Bernstein blow open the Watergate scandal, actors/brothers Edwin and John Wilkes Booth engage in a tragic feud, and Elvis crashes the White House to meet Nixon. Guest starring Jack Black, Dave Grohl, Bob Odenkirk.
  2. 2. Chicago
    July 16, 2013
    21min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Al Capone gets destroyed by an unlikely enemy, prairie lawyer Abraham Lincoln gets a huge break, and the police go to war with protestors during the Haymarket Riot. Guest starring Ike Barinholtz, Joe Lo Truglio, Matt Besser.
  3. 3. Atlanta
    July 23, 2013
    21min
    TV-14
    Audio languages
    English
    John Pemberton invents Coca-Cola from wine and cocaine, the FBI tries to take down Martin Luther King Jr., and Stetson Kennedy infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. Guest starring Bill Hader, Simon Helberg, Kevin Nealon and more.
  4. 4. Boston
    July 30, 2013
    21min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary Dyer wages war with the Puritan establishment, two cunning thieves pull off a $500 million art heist, & the most notorious arsonist in New England history is revealed. Guest star: Winona Ryder, Michael Cera, Nick Offerman
  5. 5. San Francisco
    August 6, 2013
    21min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Patty Hearst gets kidnapped and brainwashed, Mark Twain flees the city in fear and finds his unlikely first hit story. Guest starring Kristen Wiig, Terry Crews, Lisa Bonet and more.
  6. 6. Detroit
    August 13, 2013
    21min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ralph Nader goes to war with General Motors, Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle go from best friends to bitter rivals, and the Kellogg Brothers invent cereal but battle each other. Guest starring Owen Wilson, Alfred Molina, Jason Schwartzman and more.
  7. 7. Nashville
    August 20, 2013
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lewis and Clark explore the dangerous west, evolution is questioned in the controversial "trial of the century," and Dolly Parton has to leave the man who made her famous. Guest starring Tony Hale, Aubrey Plaza, Jack McBrayer and more.
  8. 8. Wild West
    August 27, 2013
    21min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hold-outs fight to the bitter end at the Alamo, Billy the Kid goes on the run from lawman Pat Garrett, and Teddy Roosevelt rounds up the Rough Riders and goes to war. Guest starring Jake Johnson, Chris Parnell, Andy Daly and more.

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2013
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COMEDY CENTRAL
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SundialReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very funny!
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My wife and I watched the first season of this over the weekend, and found it very funny! (Disclaimer: after watching one or two, we found it irresistible to have a drink or two ourselves while watching).

The premise is that they have a (very) drunk person tell a story from history, and they have actors act out the story as told (including lip syncing the drunk person's lines). Some of the funniest scenes are not just the stories, but when the person sneezes or a dog barks... and they have to incorporate that into the actors' scenes.

This is not in any sense a "deep" show, but it really tickled both our funny bones. We laughed out loud several times per 22 min episode. I definitely recommend it; some of the funniest TV we've seen in a while.
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StarpixUnitedReviewed in the United States on February 28, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
this show can replicate (for a brief moment at least) the sound and feeling of drinking at a bar or even with a few good friends
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If you are drinking alone on Friday night, this show can replicate (for a brief moment at least) the sound and feeling of drinking at a bar or even with a few good friends. The moments of friendship don't last very long, so I recommend drinking more and streaming episodes until you pass out. The best part is waking up and thinking even for a few minutes that you weren't a social burden to your family and maybe you won't die alone, until all the memories come back and you realize you were just yelling at your laptop all night. Overall a very funny show.
Axel CReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely terrible.
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Recommended by a friend as a fun way to learn history. Watch 1.2 episodes and it was all obscure stuff I dont care about, done by actors trying to be unconvincingly drunk and stupid. I wish I could remove this from my digital purchases!
KonradenReviewed in the United States on April 15, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Drunk History: Drink in the laughter
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This show is absolutely brilliant. I've fallen out of my chair laughing almost as many times as these historians have fallen out of their chair drunk. Which is to say, a lot.

I have to applaud the directing and acting as well in the re-enactments. One of the funniest moments was watching the KKK episode--never knew I could laugh so hard.

I would love (love love) to see other Drunk X shows. Drunk Science, anyone, where a drunken Michio Kaku tries to explain string theory, or Neil Degrasse Tyson tries to explain orbital mechanics?
Ethan PatrickReviewed in the United States on April 23, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
A show for history buffs who don't take history super seriously
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I remember the first few of these videos which were on YouTube and had very low production value. They were hilarious. The Comedy Central show is just like it, but with better production value, and more "cameos" than in the originals. The episodes are organized based on cities, and each one covers three historical figures/events associated with the city. I like this kind of organization. Intermittently throughout the show, there are clips of drunk people at bars and parties repping for their cities, which provides insight into how proud or knowledgeable common citizens are about the history in their cities - plus they say stupid things, and that's always funny.

Overall, Drunk History provides an interesting twist on history that allows the viewer to get a general idea of why events/people are historically significant, but also makes the stories more entertaining than they would be if you read them in some history textbook. A great balance between intellectual interests and comedic presentation.
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Mel the no where chickReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lots of laughs with a little history thrown in for good measure
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When I saw this series I had a different idea of what it was going to be about - I thought it was going to be about drunks in history. Boy was I surprised when drunks were giving their twist on historical events! I laughed so hard I almost yacked so I shouldn't have been surprised when the 'teacher' started to actually puke on camera and it didn't get edited out. I'm not to sure about the accuracy of the information being shared, but it's fricken halrious watching the historical figures lip sync to the ramblings of drunken fools. If you're bothered by others throwing up, be sure to keep your barf towel handy.
Sweet LemonadeReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
Don't let friends make history programs while drunk
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I love programs on history. I love off-beat programs on history. This started with the Watergate Break-in and it put things together I hadn't previous known/thought about. Well done. But by the next segment, the drunken part of the title became much too pronounced. Can't even remember now what that segment was about...I had to turn it off as quickly as possible. A little silliness is fine. Probably even a good idea. This quickly became the obnoxious drunk at the end of the bar. Too bad. I think there was much there I could have enjoyed learning.
Tobin DallasReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Ok - Entertaining Enough, But Completely Pointless
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Not sure if this is supposed to be funny, or educational? A bit of both? Is anything better when you are drunk? Or maybe repeating historical stories is better when you are drunk. My 7th Grade World History teacher should have got smashed before class - that would have been a hoot right till he would have been fired.
Okay - so I guess this is "entertainment". It is fun enough to see faces you know doing the re-enactments.
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