Drunk History: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Drunk History's boozy lectures wear out their welcome fast and the bevy of comedic talent is wasted on cheesy pantomimes, but audiences who enjoy a fresh spin on historical retellings may want to take a swig.


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Air date: Jul 9, 2013
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A series that spoofs the past with inebriated reenactors.

Critic Reviews for Drunk History Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (11)

"Drunk History" is a good-natured show with no inflated aspirations. But like a drunk in a game of darts, it doesn't hit the target very often.

Mar 13, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The show gleefully subverts the whole historical documentary format, as it mocks the kind of re-creations we see on the History Channel, complete with cheesy wigs and costumes and an over-dramatic soundtrack.

Mar 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Just as people either drink or don't, you'll get it or you won't.

Mar 13, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

While the stories and reenactments are a great sight to behold, it's clear that the cast and crew have a lot of fun making this show.

Apr 29, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Drunk History isn't on the same level as Horrible Histories (Comedy Central is not the BBC, after all), but it does provide a fine half-hour of entertainment, both for viewers and, quite clearly, the performers.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Drunk History is positively hysterical and made for the same snarky folks who love the Internet's many hilarities.

Apr 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

When you have talent like Adam Scott (John Wilkes Booth), Bob Odenkirk (Nixon) and Jack Black (Elvis) on hand, why not let them improv their own material? They're wasted as puppets trapped in this sad, thin vaudeville.

Mar 13, 2015 | Full Review…

For all of Wild West that is successful, Drunk History still has a ways to go if it wants to be more than a longer, glorified version of the web series.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

As much as a web series can have laurels, Comedy Central's version rests on them. And even though the formula behind the show is relatively foolproof, in the Biggie-sized version, the surprises are fewer and further between.

Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The whole exercise has a distinct homemovie feel to it - a small-ball mentality suited to short bursts on the Web, perhaps, but an utter waste of empty, dimwitted calories blown up and out for television.

Mar 13, 2015 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Drunk History: Season 1

Best half hour show ever. Funny and informative.

If your not from the USA you don't get it, so its crap.

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