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A look at Drunk History (Image: ViacomCBS)
With Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner's Drunk History having secured three Emmy nominations for its sixth season work (Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Costumes for a Reality/Variety/Competition Series, and Outstanding Production Design for a Reality/Variety/Competition Series) and finding itself in the midst of awards voting season, Wednesday was an odd bit of timing to find[...]
'Drunk History" Returns with a Flying Lawn Chair
–Drunk History host Derek Waters Jennie Pierson tells the story of the Greenbriar Ghost, who is believed to be a woman named Zona, who died mysteriously- her doctor assumed "female problems" had caused her to die of "everlasting faint" In truth, Zona had died of a broken neck, and had most likely been murdered. Zona's murder was[...]
A look at Drunk History (Image: ViacomCBS)
Additional segments will focus on such historical luminaries as Phineas Gage, who survived a horrific run-in with an iron spike; and murder victim Elva Zona Heaster, the woman behind the notorious Greenbrier Ghost. The new season of Drunk History will include celebrity reenactors like Aubrey Plaza, Colin Hanks, Paget Brewster (my liver!), Vanessa Bayer, Taran Killam, Amber[...]
'Drunk History' Tackles "The Creation of Frankenstein" in 2019
If you haven't seen an episode of Comedy Central's Drunk History, you are missing out.  Especially if you are someone who knows historical reenactors (or if you are one yourself). Series host and creator Derek Waters just commented on this Twitter post from the official Drunk History account, with a trailer for a new episode of the series coming in[...]
Drunk History
The series, hosted by Derek Waters, features inebriated guests explaining little known moments in history while various actors… some of which are rather famous… act out the stories as they are told The new season has also been expanded from 13 for season five to 16 for season six. The fifth season debuted on January 23rd[...]
Daily Show, President Show, And Drunk History Set For Holiday Specials
To insure that we survive the experience, Comedy Central is lining up their heavy-hitters (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Drunk History and The President Show) for specials to help save us from too much "holiday cheer." Here are Comedy Central's overviews and previews for those specials: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Hosted by Trevor Noah, The[...]
Drunk History Crew Struggles With Production Speed
The comedians and actors overact every scene in a vaudeville style to make up for the lack of dialogue. It was created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, the former of whom often takes part in the sketches himself and interviews the drunken subjects. It's been a hit, having hit five seasons. This apparently hasn't made it an easy task for the[...]