Once a groundbreaking web series and now produced in a televised format on Comedy Central, Drunk History is a classic example of how one brilliant concept can develop within the industry. Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner created the series back in 2007. The idea was simple, yet this hilarious comedy yielded some of the late aughts’ greatest web moments.
Each episode features a comedian who brushes up on a history lesson. The comedian then gets wasted. After pounding a six-pack of beer, few shots of whiskey, and/or half a bottle of absinthe, they recall the historical event. Scenes from the historical event are then reenacted by celebrities while the comedian's summery is provided as narration. The reenactments portray every inebriated hiccup, blunder, and anachronism with genuine sincerity, and the results are hilarious.
The web series' third volume features Jen Kirkman providing a gripping tale of Oney Judge's emancipation.
This is drunk history.
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