Hooray! Drunk History is back with a new series! In case you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know what Drunk History is, here goes:
Drunk History is a weekly, half-hour series where historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers. Based on the award-winning and wildly popular web series, the show follows the drunken and often incoherent narration of our nation’s history. Host Derek Waters, along with an ever-changing cast of great actors and comedians, travels from town to town across the country, presenting the rich history that every city in this land, both great and small, has to offer. Booze helps bring out the truth of our nation’s history. It’s just that sometimes that truth involves hitting on airport bar janitors or eating cheese fries at 4 a.m.
In the first episode…
…Bernstein (Derek Waters) and Woodward (Nathan Fielder) blow open the Watergate scandal…
…actors/brothers John Wilkes Booth (Adam Scott) and Edwin Booth (Will Forte) engage in a tragic feud…
…and Elvis (Jack Black) crashes the White House to meet Nixon (Bob Odenkirk), while H. R. Haldeman (Jack McBrayer) advises.
Oh and then this also happened. Yes, that’s Derek Waters. Again.
But it’s not about the A-listers – the real heroes are the storytellers.
Watergate as told by Matt Gourley. I love you Matt. Just thought I should let you know. The rest of you should listen to his very funny podcast Superego and/or follow him on Twitter. The Booth brothers’ troubles and Abraham Lincoln assassination as told by the adorable, and also very funny Allan McLeod. Allan, I would totally put a pizza in the oven. Follow him on Twitter to find out where you can see him live. And finally, the absinth drinking funny man Eric Edelstein. Elvis, you’re a legend. Follow him on Twitter right now.
You can watch the first episode here.
Want more? Here’s a clip of Mary Dyer (Winona Ryder) returning to the state of Massachusetts to help her fellow Quakers and confront unfair religious scrutiny as told by the very funny lady Jen Kirkman.
Jen tells it like it is.
Season 2 will feature profiles on figures such as Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, Patty Hearst, Lewis and Clark, Billy the Kid; seminal moments like The Alamo, the Scopes Monkey Trial, and the Haymarket Riot; and stories such as J. Edgar Hoover’s crusade against Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Harry Houdini’s friendship turned rivalry with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the breakfast creation that led to the Kellogg Brothers’ falling out, and the rise and fall of Al Capone.
Thank you Derek Waters, just thank you.