Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk History’: Watch the First Episode Two Weeks Early!
For as much as we’ve enjoyed the original web incarnation of ‘Drunk History,’ we’re eager to get a look at Comedy Central’s longer take on the series before its July 9 debut. Thankfully, our impatient drunk sensibilities won’t need to wait that long, as Comedy Central has released the first full episode online to view two weeks ahead of schedule!
The first episode of Comedy Central’s adaptation of the popular FunnyOrDie series features ‘Breaking Bad‘ star Bob Odenkirk as Richard Nixon, Fred Willard as Mark “Deep Throat” Felt, Nathan Fielder as Robert Woodward, ‘Parks and Recreation‘ star Adam Scott as John Wilkes Booth, Jack Black as Elvis, and Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl.
Like the web series, Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk History’ will feature historical reenactments with A-list talent serving as the titular storytellers and drunk narration from comedians Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Natasha Leggero and Jenny Slate. “Will (Ferrell) and I have always believed booze brings out truth,” said Ferrell’s creative partner Adam McKay of the project. “Sometimes that truth involves hitting on airport bar janitors or eating cheese fries at 4 a.m. But in this case, we hope that truth will shine on our nation’s history.”
Reenacting ‘Drunk History’ over the eight-episode run across American locales will also include Lisa Bonet, Connie Britton, Michael Cera, Terry Crews, Andy Daly, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Tony Hale, Ben Hoffman, Jake Johnson, Jack McBrayer, Stephen Merchant, Kevin Nealon, Chris Parnell, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Riggle, Jason Ritter, Winona Ryder, Horatio Sanz, Will Sasso, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson.
You can check out the full episode via the link below, and tell us what you think of Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk History’ in the comments!