Drunk History

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by corndog, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. So i caught Drunk History on the comedy channel last night. All i can say is bravo! That show is funny.

    The revisionist history was hillarious but what makes the show is the acting out of the stories. Watching the actors slur their words and keep up with the drunk storyteller was fantastic.

    Classic moments in the depiction of Watergate and the Lincoln assassination.

    Can't wait to see whats next.
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  2. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    I've been watching Drunk History online for awhile. Great show. Only one I didn't like was the Duncan Trussel episode
  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    If find the show quite hilarious!
  4. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Classic drunk humor: Foster Brooks at any of the Dean Martin roasts.
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  5. Foster Brooks was the funniest "Drunk" ever.
  6. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    That was back when "drunk" in comedy was sometimes considered to be funny rather than an affront and danger to society.

    There aren't a lot of settings in which drunk comedy still plays. I'm not familiar with Drunk History, but the only other instance I can think of at the moment is SNL's "Drunk Uncle" skits on the weekend newscast.
  7. I find the show to be pretty funny...
  8. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois

    Stand up comic, Doug Stanhope. Always performs while drinking and smoking and always in the zone between "buzzed" and "drunk". Never so intoxicated that he's flubbing his lines and slurring his words.

    He often uses drinking and drugs as comedic material but he's not making being drunk part of the act so I suppose he doesn't qualify for what you're describing.
  9. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I loved the Lewis & Clark one with Alie & Georgia narrating and Aubrey Plaza as Pocahontas. Best line:

    Lewis was like if Morrissey had a blog and a canoe.

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  10. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Who's Morrissey? No idea.
  11. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    It's a pretty well done show. The acting - often by pretty famous people - is hilarious.
  12. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA

    Morrissey was the lead singer of The Smiths and also had a successful solo career. His music is known for having a depressing, morose quality to it. They were comparing him to Meriwether Lewis who they characterized as being "kind of a bummer" and was rumored to have committed suicide.

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  13. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    I have caught 4 or 5 episodes. Funny stuff, I'm hooked.
    Ron White acts like he performs drunk. I can't say for sure as I don't know it's real booze he consumes.
  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Thanks. Sounds like I didn't miss anything I'd have been interested in.

    The Meriweather Lewis I'm familiar with explored the west around 1800; not sure how anyone would compare a contemporary singer to him, but that's up to "them", I guess.
  15. Icemanaroonie


    Sep 6, 2015
    In my British Literature class we were to make a presentation on a given part of the Canterbury Tales. Everyone else made a 10-minute powerpoint, I made a 30-minute Drunk History episode. I love that show.
  16. reno88

    reno88 Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    check out the dolly parton episode of "drunk history". hysterical!