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History is often distorted by the lens of emotion or forgetfulness -- but booze'll do the job too. Drunk History takes the webseries of inebriated teachers of history to Comedy Central, where it works quite simple.
The format for Drunk History is pretty simple. Each episode focuses on three events that happened in a particular city of state. Host/creator Derek Waters meets someone (often a comic, sometimes an actor), shares drinks with them, and listens to them relate a historical tale from that area. In addition, actors in period costumes act out the story, lip-syncing the storyteller's dialogue exactly -- including curses, mistakes, and distractions. Some of the actors have included: Adam Scott as John Wilkes Booth, Fred Willard as Deep Throat, Jack Black as Elvis Presley, and Winona Ryder and John Cena as people from the Salem Witch trians (shown below), and many others.
Drunk History is often pretty silly -- but it's also pretty funny. The recreations are quite amusing, and it's fun to hear history from the mouths of people trying not to fall on the floor or mess up their words. There are no worries about dull, dry history lessons with Drunk History.