It started out as a lark, but after the sight of a drunk actor telling the story of Alexander Hamilton quickly caught on at the Upright Citizens Brigade, an ingenious idea was hatched, and so was a comedy series that has been a staple at Comedy Central for four seasons.
The creators of Drunk History came to Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event last month at the DGA theater and told a packed house full of TV Academy members and voters how this most unusual concept got started, and how it works so successfully. Co-creator/host/executive producer Derek Waters breaks down how you cast a show that requires well-known actors to be drunk while talking about famous historical figures. Co-creator/executive producer/director Jeremy Konner also describes how the show gets put together, and we get input from actress and frequent Drunk History narrator Paget Brewster on her favorite moments.
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Check out above my conversation with the creative forces behind one of the wackiest concepts in TV.
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