COMEDY CENTRAL® RENEWS “DRUNK HISTORY”
FOR A FIFTH SEASON

  • Executive Produced by Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner And Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Owen Burke

PASADENA, CA, January 13, 2017 — Comedy Central has renewed the Emmy® Award-winning series “Drunk History” for a fifth season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. The 14-episode fifth season is scheduled to premiere in 2017.

“More ‘Drunk History?’ Say no more,” Alterman stated.

“So excited and grateful to do a fifth season,” said Waters. “Oh what a ride it’s been! Thank you for driving me home.”

Created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, who also split directing duties, “Drunk History” is the liquored-up narration of our nation’s history. Hosted by Waters and featuring an ever-changing cast of actors and comedians, the series presents all the rich tales that the past has to offer. Booze helps bring out the truth. It’s just that sometimes the truth is a little incoherent. “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 and Daniel Wolfberg are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

Season four of “Drunk History” aired last fall and was highlighted by an episode-long telling of the story of Alexander Hamilton (played by Ali Shawkat) and Aaron Burr (Aubrey Plaza), narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Additional guest stars featured during the season included Louie Anderson, Billie Joe Armstrong, Vanessa Bayer, Josh Charles, John Cho, Kat Dennings, Anthony Edwards, Jenna Fischer, Ben Folds, Dave Grohl, Tony Hale, Colin Hanks, Ed Helms, Thomas Lennon, Jack McBrayer, Michael McKean, Thomas Middleditch, Elizabeth Olsen, Patton Oswalt, Busy Philipps, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Pollak, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Andrew Rannells, Jason Ritter, Taylor Schilling,
Liev Schreiber, Gabourey Sidibe, Juno Temple, Allison Tolman, Joe Lo Truglio, David Wain,
Michaela Watkins and Bokeem Woodbine, among others.

Fans of the show can connect with other “Drunk History” buffs, watch show clips, and check out exclusive behind-the-scenes content on Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat Discover. Many of the best, most shareable moments can also be found on giphy.com. Full episodes and clips can be streamed via the “Drunk History” page on cc.com.

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CONTACT:
Kyle Pleva
310.752.8352
kyle.pleva@cc.com

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