The team behind Comedy Central’s Drunk History says they’re ready to go big — as in to movie theaters. Co-creators Jeremy Konner and Derek Waters made a case for turning the boozy educational program into a feature film recently during Deadline’s annual The Contenders Emmys event. “All these stories are pitches for us to make a movie,” Konner said.
While the pair would love to make a feature, Waters said the goal of the series is to offer insight into often little-known events in history. “We have a history show that has a comedy premise,” he said onstage at the Paramount Theater in front of a crowd of TV Academy and guild voters. “We have real researchers that work really hard at finding these stories.”
Created for television by Waters and Konner, Drunk History comes from Comedy Central Productions. It features an always-changing cast of actors and comedians who travel the country to present the rich tales that every city has to offer. Booze helps bring out the truth.
Among the celebs who’ve appeared on the show are Tony Hale, Jerry O’Connell, Will Farrell and Evan Rachel Wood.
Drunk History is set to return June 18, with even more stars taking part in the eight new episodes for Season 6 including Sophia Bush, Josh Charles, Emily Deschanel, Calvin Dutton, Tony Hale, Cheryl Hines, Minka Kelly, Nancy Lenehan, Justin Long and Elijah Wood.
The latest season leads off with “Derek Waters’ Believe It or Not,” a homage to Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
Check out the conversation in the video above.
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