Back in 2007 Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (who directed Anchor Man, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers and The Other Guys) founded an online web program called Funny Or Die that features original sketch comedy generated by known actors/comedians as well as chosen material by the general public. HBO eventually picked it up and the second season comes out in January. Unofficial Beer | The Drunk History Chronicles! | Comedy Gold | Unofficial Networks

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Back in 2007 Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (who directed Anchor Man, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers and The Other Guys) founded an online web program called Funny Or Die that features original sketch comedy generated by known actors/comedians as well as chosen material by the general public.  HBO eventually picked it up and the second season comes out in January.

One of the more popular series of videos from the site is Drunk History.  Just watch…

Drunk History Vol. 1 featuring Michael Cera
On August 6th 2007, Mark Gagliardi drank a bottle of Scotch… And then discussed a famous historical event. That night history was made…Drunk History 

 

Drunk History Vol. 2 featuring Jack Black
A Benjamin Franklin expert reveals his controversial theory about the discovery of electricity. Witness history told as it’s never been told before…Drunk.  

 

Drunk History Vol. 2.5 featuring Jack Black
Later that night Eric Falconer, the Franklin expert, drank more vodka and then discussed this historical event… 

 

Drunk History Vol. 3 featuring Danny McBride
Watch the gripping tale of Oney Judge, George & Martha Washington’s favorite slave. Late one night Jen Kirkman drank a bottle and a half of wine and then discussed an historical event… 

 

Drunk History Vol. 4 featuring Paul Schneider
William Henry Harrison, our ninth president, was sixty eight years old when he was elected. He died thirty days later. 

 

Drunk History Vol. 5 featuring Will Ferrell, Don Cheadle, and Zooey Deschanel
Watch the story of how the friendship of Abraham Lincoln (Will Ferrell) and Fredrick Douglass (Don Cheadle) overcame the slavery movement and the racism that existed in their day. Mary Todd Lincoln (Zooey Deschanel) also stars in this epic re-telling of a true American story. Watch as Jen Kirkman has two bottles of wine and tells us the story. 

Drunk History Vol. 6 featuring John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover
Watch the amazing story of Nikola Tesla (John C. Reilly); the father of Western Technology, who sailed to America to meet Thomas Edison (Crispin Glover) and work for him. Late one night Duncan Trussell had a six pack of beer and a bottle of absinthe and sat down to tell us about this historical event. 

 

I hope you enjoyed these lessons as much as I did.

Cheers! 

 

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