20 Episodes of Drunk History That Everyone Needs to Watch
Anyone who has ever taken a history class can tell you that unless you have the right person teaching you, it's going to be pure torment. Obviously, the perfect solution to this problem is to watch drunk comedians try to narrate important moments in history while actors depict that exact narration. Obviously!
Enter Drunk History, possibly the greatest brainchild of Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, which was recently renewed for a sixth season on Comedy Central. Each episode features Waters as the host, joined by a very intoxicated guest who attempts to coherently recount a historical moment, interwoven with actors reenacting the story and lip syncing the narrator's dialogue. The stories are all true, though the conversations are obviously . . . not so accurate. A majority of the time, the result is hilarious! Sometimes it's also a sh*tshow, but in the best way possible.
Check out some of the best episodes of Drunk History below, featuring the funniest comedians and actors, and watch full episodes on Comedy Central!
Season 1, Episode 5: Artemis Pebdani on Mary Ellen Pleasant
Not only is this a badass story, but Artemis is SO passionately telling it. Also . . . was it really the chair?
Season 3, Episode 4: Crissle West on Harriet Tubman
I mean, everything about this is perfection.
Season 5, Episode 4: Katie Nolan on Gloria Steinem
Who knew that all we needed in this life was Abbi Jacobson portraying Gloria Steinem to the slurred recounting of Katie Nolan?
Web series, Episode 6: Duncan Trussell on Nikola Tesla Meeting and Working For Thomas Edison
"Tesla was the electric Jesus."
Season 4, Episode 9: Lin-Manuel Miranda on Alexander Hamilton
This is basically the next best thing to having actually seen Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hamilton.
Season 1, Episode 8: Preston Flagg on Billy the Kid
Every episode should have a little bit of singing in it.
Season 1, Episode 2: Tommy Blacha on Al Capone
All my friends call me Snorky.
Season 2, Episode 8: Patrick Walsh on the election of 1800
The spit, oh my GOD!
Season 1, Episode 5: Natasha Leggero on the kidnapping of Patty Hearst
The reality of the story is pretty much exactly like Natasha Leggero describes.
Season 5, Episode 3: Ashley Nicole Black on Nichelle Nichols
Okay, but Raven has the best facial expressions.
Season 1, Episode 4: Chris Romano on Boston's greatest arsonist, Johnny Cool
Doesn't everyone wish they had a nickname as awesome as Johnny Cool?
Season 3, Episode 2: Dan Harmon on Griselda Blanco
Can this be the upcoming Black Widow movie??
Season 2, Episode 3: Colton Dunn on Rapper's Delight
Anything with Retta should be on every list.
Season 1, Episode 4: Jen Kirkman on Mary Dyer
Jen Kirkman crying and throwing shade at Jim Morrison is probably the best end to any episode, ever.
Season 2, Episode 7: Jonah Ray on James Cook
Did you know James Cook was a douche? Now you know why!
Season 2, Episode 1: Allan McLeod on Percy Lavon Julian
Opportunities is a hard word to pronounce, okay?!
Season 3, Episode 1: Jenny Slate on the Discovery of Cosmic Microwave Background
Jenny Slate is the most adorable human being, especially when she's recounting history while wasted.
Season 1, Episode 1: Matt Gourley on the Watergate scandal
This episode will go down in history for that parking garage scene.
Season 6, Episode 6: Steve Berg on the Making of Citizen Kane
Jack Black in his prime!!
Season 2, Episode 1: Amber Ruffin on Claudette Colvin
Honestly, more people should speak about passionate things when they're drunk. It's hilarious and informative.