COMEDY CENTRAL COMMISSIONS A SECOND UK SERIES OF ‘DRUNK HISTORY’ FROM TIGER ASPECT
London, 11th November: Comedy Central UK today announced that following the success of the first series of Drunk History it has green-lit UK production for a second run. Production of the show, comprising eight episodes, will commence this autumn, with transmission scheduled for early next year.
Each episode of Drunk History features comedians getting very drunk in order to tell a true historical story they are passionate about. As they narrate these stories, slurred word for slurred word, a host of well-known actors, celebrities and other comedians act out the new, rather blurry versions of history.
Emma Bunton, Jack Whitehall, Olivia Colman, Michelle Keegan, Hugh Dennis, Phil Jupitus, Tom Rosenthal, Vicky Pattison, Josie Long, Joe Lycett, Mathew Baynton, Nick Helm, Sara Pascoe, Jessica Knappett and Nish Kumar have all signed to appear in the second series, with Jimmy Carr returning to provide the voice over.
Series one of Drunk History proved a programming hit with the show beating its weekday slot average by a third, and almost four million Adults having watched the show since it launched.
Lourdes Diaz, Vice President, Head of Global Production & Development, Comedy Central International said, “I am thrilled that we are working with Tiger Aspect again to bring back a second series of Drunk History in the UK. There was a lot of love for the first series and I can’t wait to have viewers laughing out loud again with even more hilarious 'historians' and of course, more drinking!”
Andy Brereton, Head of Comedy and Entertainment Tiger Aspect added, “Now that our livers have just about recovered, it’s time to go again, this time bigger and better. With Comedy Central’s help we’re aiming to bring viewers some of the biggest comedy names in the UK.”
The executive producers for the second series of Drunk History are Jill Offman and Lourdes Diaz for Comedy Central and Andy Brereton for Tiger Aspect.