via press release:
THREE SEASONS TO THE WIND!
“DRUNK HISTORY” SEASON THREE PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL®
- Season Premiere Features Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter
- “Drunk History” Seasons One and Two Available on the Comedy Central App and at cc.com/drunk on August 24; Episodes from Season Three Available Day after Air on the Comedy Central App
NEW YORK, August 4, 2015 – “History is written by the victors!” …Or sometimes by the drunk narrators. The Emmy®-nominated Comedy Central series “Drunk History” returns for a 13-episode third season on Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following an all-new “Tosh.0.” Catch up on seasons one and two on the Comedy Central App and atcc.com/drunk beginning August 24.
In the season premiere, host and director Derek Waters takes viewers on a historical journey to New Jersey, presenting inebriated accounts of The Bone Wars, The Balloon Corps and The Big Bang. Mark Proksch narrates the rivalry of fossil-hunters Othniel Marsh (Christopher Meloni) and Edward Cope (Tony Hale); Tess Lynch recounts Thaddeus Lowe’s (Greg Kinnear) contributions to America’s first air force, founded by President Lincoln (Stephen Merchant); and Jenny Slate explains how scientists Arno Penzias (Justin Long) and Robert Wilson (Jason Ritter) found an exciting new use for an abandoned supersensitive antenna.
Other A-list guest stars featured this season include Jason Alexander, Blake Anderson,
Matt Besser, Jack Black, Michael Cera, Gaius Charles, Kat Dennings, Adam Devine, Giancarlo Esposito, Donald Faison, Will Ferrell, Nathan Fillion, Ron Funches, Mark Gagliardi, Topher Grace, Colin Hanks, Josh Hartnett, Rob Huebel, Echo Kellum, Ellie Kemper, Johnny Knoxville, David Koechner,
Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Samm Levine, Joe Lo Truglio, Jason Mantzoukas, Jack McBrayer, Jason Momoa, Haley Joel Osment, Patton Oswalt, Chris Parnell, Chelsea Peretti, Parker Posey, Dennis Quaid, Sam Rockwell, Andre Royo, Maya Rudolph, Horatio Sanz, Paul Scheer, Ben Schwartz, Alia Shawkat, Octavia Spencer, Martin Starr, George Wallace, Jaleel White, Henry Winkler, Zach Woods and Noah Wyle.
This season’s brave and passionate narrators guiding viewers through history include Paget Brewster, Cameron Esposito, Fortune Feimster, Rich Fulcher, Mark Gagliardi, Matt Gourley, Dan Harmon, Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Lauren Lapkus, Paul F. Tompkins, Duncan Trussell, David Wain, Brendon Walsh and even co-creator and director Jeremy Konner. They and others will cover the histories of everything from the invention of motion pictures to the rise and fall of the Cocaine Godmother and the truth behind Roswell, among many other incredibly true stories.
The Comedy Central App will offer fans who authenticate via their cable or satellite provider episodes of “Drunk History” season three the day after air. The Comedy Central App is available for free for iOS on the App Store, for Android on theGoogle Play store, and on Chromecast and Xbox One. Episodes of “Drunk History” will also be available the day after air on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Vudu, Verizon Flexview, and Google Play.
Between seasons, “Drunk History’s” Facebook page hosted theStumble Into History: Walk on Role Contest which will be brought to fruition this season, as the contest winner will be featured in an upcoming episode. Leading up to the season premiere, show clips will be available on Dubsmash for fans to create and share videos across social media. Throughout the season “Drunk History” will host weekly trivia games on Facebook and Kik, and additional extras including deleted scenes and outtakes will be available on the Web site.
Created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, “Drunk History” is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and executive produced by Waters and Konner, along with Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Owen Burke. Ian Friedman is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
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