NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 – Time to crack open the history books, because America’s favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! Ten episodes of the hit Comedy Central series “Drunk History” begin on Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the second season premiere of “Nathan For You.” For fans that want to relive every sloshed moment of season one, all episodes are now available on the Comedy Central App and at cc.com/drunk.
In the season premiere episode, host Derek Waters takes us to Montgomery, Ala., for a look at the city’s history, told only the way “Drunk History” can…three sheets to the wind. The all-star cast reenacts the story of Claudette Colvin, the little-known teenager who inspired Rosa Parks’ (Lisa Bonet) historic stance; the Joe Louis (Terry Crews) v. Max Schmeling (Tim Heidecker) fights of the late 1930s, featuring ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic as Hitler; and the history of chemist Percy Julian (Jordan Peele).
Other A-list guest stars featured this season include Jack Black, Courteney Cox, David Cross, Jon Daly, Charlie Day, Laura Dern, Emily Deschanel, Nathan Fielder, Rich Fulcher, Ron Funches, Brett Gelman, Zach Gilford, Tony Hale, James Hong, Brandon T. Jackson, Johnny Knoxville, Nick Kroll, John Lithgow, Joe Lo Truglio, Jason Mantzoukas, Ken Marino, Jayma Mays, Jack McBrayer, Stephen Merchant, Jason Momoa, Bobby Moynihan, Jerry O’Connell, Patton Oswalt, Adrianne Palicki, Chris Parnell, Busy Philipps, Jesse Plemons, Retta, Jason Ritter, Jeffrey Ross, Winona Ryder, Paul Scheer, Alia Shawkat, Martin Starr, Juno Temple, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Jaleel White, Casey Wilson and Steven Yeun.
This season’s intrepid narrators guiding viewers through history include Kurt Braunohler,
Paget Brewster, Eric Edelstein, Mark Gagliardi, Jen Kirkman, Morgan Murphy and Jonah Ray. The brave group will take on the election of 1800, the Baltimore plot to assassinate Lincoln, Edgar Allan Poe’s rivalry with Rufus Griswold, the midnight ride of Sybil Ludington, and the origins of “Rapper’s Delight,” as well as figures including Robert Smalls, former slave and one of the first black congressmen; Ub Iwerks, who created Mickey Mouse along with Walt Disney; famed Hawaiian surfer Eddie Aikau; investigative journalist Nellie Bly; the traitor Benedict Arnold and many other incredibly true stories.
The Comedy Central App will offer fans who authenticate via their cable or satellite provider episodes of “Drunk History” season two the day after air. Fans will also have access to a treasure trove of additional content from the #1 brand in comedy, including exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes with Waters and the show’s guest stars. The Comedy Central App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available for free on the App Store or at AppStore.com/cc. Episodes of “Drunk History” will also be available the day after air in SD and HD on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Vudu and Verizon Flexview.
The Drunk History Facebook page is currently offering sneak peeks of the season’s guest stars and a regular “This Day in Drunk History” feature. Leading up to the season premiere, cc.com/drunk will feature exclusive “Sober History” videos in which fans can watch narrators see their “Drunk History” episode for the first time.
Created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, “Drunk History” is produced by
Gary Sanchez Productions and executive produced by Waters and Konner, along with Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Owen Burke. Ian Friedman is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
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