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13 items from 2017


Meet an Emmy Nominee: 'Drunk History' Director Derek Waters

25 August 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

When Derek Waters learned about his Emmy nomination for outstanding directing for a variety series for his Comedy Central series Drunk History, his carbon monoxide alarm went off. "I didn't even know I had a carbon monoxide alarm," he tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Once that was sorted out, Waters mentions how crazy the recognition for the show has been. "It's all surreal. Getting to do this show is already surreal," he explains. "I've been very lucky with having a premise of a show secretly being a history show and being able to tell these stories that truly feel like more »

- April Salud

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‘Drunk History’: How Lin-Manuel Miranda Got Hammered In The Name Of Culture – Contenders Emmys

9 April 2017 10:46 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

"Some of the best ideas come out of having a couple of drinks," says Drunk History's Derek Waters. Devised by Waters and Jeremy Konner, the idea was born in a Los Angeles comedy club. "It was a show we did at the Upright Citizens Brigade back in 2007," Waters told the Comedy Central panel at Deadline's The Contenders Emmys event Sunday. "We thought it would be funny to get someone drunk, that knows a lot about history, then have someone lip-synch to it. Because history is… »

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Netflix Cartoons to Get Drunk on History

31 March 2017 2:05 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Streaming overlords sign Channing Tatum to teach us something.

Ever since animation has been targeted at children, adults have thought it would be really cool if it was aimed at them instead. Once regulated to a late-night programming block of the Cartoon Network and a sub-genre of pornography, adult animated series are everywhere and chock full of the kinds of celebrities who were once called upon only to phone in performances on things like Shark Tale every so often. Adam Reed’s Archer has become a sweet moneymaker on FX and Raphael Bob-Waksberg Bojack Horseman has done massive inroads to make Netflix seem hip and with it. Which is probably why Netflix, per Deadline, has just signed on the voice of Channing Tatum to star in an animated movie penned by Dave Callaham, proud writer of “Untitled Zombieland Sequel,” which has yet to hit theaters. His feature-length movie for Netflix will be called America: The Motion Picture »

- Andrew Karpan

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Giveaway: Win ‘Drunk History’ Season 4 on DVD (3 Winners)

14 March 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Comedy Central's Drunk History continues to educate viewers about America's history with the aid of select alcoholic beverages and storytellers that indulge in said alcoholic beverages, including Lin-Manuel Miranda looking back at Alexander Hamilton.

Drunk History Season 4 has just made its home video debut and we have teamed up with Comedy Central to offer three lucky readers each a copy of the Drunk History Season 4 DVD.

For a chance to win one and the laughs its provides please fill out and submit the short entry form below.

The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

Host Derek Waters is back with a whole season's worth of historical tales told by some of the most captivating (and totally wasted) storytellers around. »

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Exclusive: Lin-Manuel Miranda Leaves the Best Drunk Voicemail in ‘Drunk History’ Deleted Scene

13 March 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Have you ever imagined what a drunken voicemail from Lin-Manuel Miranda would sound like? No. Just me?! Ok, well, we have thought about it over here at Et and luckily, Drunk History gives us a taste of what that would be like in a deleted scene from season four.

In the clip, the Hamilton creator brings his rap game to the Comedy Central series when he calls musical director Alex Lacamoire. “Lock up your horses and daughters, I’m getting f**ked up on the couch with [creator] Derek Waters,” Miranda raps in a bleep-heavy freestyle.

More: Julia Child Gets the 'Drunk History' Treatment -- Watch Now!

The deleted scene comes from “Hamilton,” during which Miranda drunkenly recounted the history of Alexander Hamilton for a full episode. In the related re-enactment scenes, Alia Shawkat portrayed Hamilton while Aubrey Plaza took on Aaron Burr. The decision to cast the two TV stars, Waters explained »

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Comedy Central’s ‘Detroiters’ Wants to Buy Detroit A Beer for Its Premiere

6 February 2017 11:14 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Detroit natives Sam Richardson of “Veep” and “SNL” alum Tim Robinson want to buy Detroit a beer. Or at least a beer at upwards of 20 select bars within the Detroit area. To celebrate the premiere of their upcoming show, Richardson and Robinson present their boozy offer in a new video showcasing their frenetic energy, urging viewers to get a free drink on them during the airing of the first episode.

Read More: ‘Drunk History’ and ‘Hamilton’: Derek Waters on Getting Lin-Manuel Miranda Loaded for Comedy Central

The two bounce off each other with easy familiarity, denoting the friendship that’s spanned since their time in Detroit, when the pair met at Second City. Chronicling two small-time advertisers’ misadventures in Detroit, “Detroiters” pays a hefty homage to the city and its people. In a city that’s had its fair share of economic issues, with the ups and downs of the auto industry, »

- Maya Reddy

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Comedy Central’s ‘Detroiters’ Wants to Buy Detroit A Beer for Its Premiere

6 February 2017 11:14 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Detroit natives Sam Richardson of “Veep” and “SNL” alum Tim Robinson want to buy Detroit a beer. Or at least a beer at upwards of 20 select bars within the Detroit area. To celebrate the premiere of their upcoming show, Richardson and Robinson present their boozy offer in a new video showcasing their frenetic energy, urging viewers to get a free drink on them during the airing of the first episode.

Read More: ‘Drunk History’ and ‘Hamilton’: Derek Waters on Getting Lin-Manuel Miranda Loaded for Comedy Central

The two bounce off each other with easy familiarity, denoting the friendship that’s spanned since their time in Detroit, when the pair met at Second City. Chronicling two small-time advertisers’ misadventures in Detroit, “Detroiters” pays a hefty homage to the city and its people. In a city that’s had its fair share of economic issues, with the ups and downs of the auto industry, »

- Maya Reddy

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Santa Clarita Diet Season 1 Review

29 January 2017 7:00 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ten episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Dark comedy doesn’t come easily. It requires a deft touch, an uncompromising vision, an unflinching disregard for general wide audience appeal. That doesn’t come naturally to Hollywood. Likewise, edgy suburban satires are just as difficult to perfect. The seedy underbelly of American outskirts is ground well-trenched and, well, over-spoiled. Few rise to the standards bestowed by Blue Velvet or The Virgin Suicides, to name a couple, and even fewer find a premise unexplored, or worth exploring, in that confined environment. That’s why it was safe to dismiss Netflix’s residential horror-comedy Santa Clarita Diet at first. After all, what could it bring to the table?

Created by Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted), Santa Clarita Diet follows Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila Hammond (Barrymore), two high school sweethearts-turned-mundane suburbanite realtors struggling to keep their profits high while raising their sarcastic teenage »

- Will Ashton

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Comedy Central Renews Drunk History, Orders T.J. Miller's Puppet Talk Show

13 January 2017 5:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Break out the celebratory booze: Comedy Central has renewed Drunk History for a fifth season.

The renewal of the Emmy-winning history primer was announced Friday during the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Hosted by creator Derek Waters, Drunk History reenacts key moments in history, narrated by heavily inebriated experts. And this past season featured its highest-profile storyteller yet, with Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda narrating the tale of Alexander Hamilton (Alia Shawkat) and Aaron Burr (Aubrey Plaza).

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

Season 5 of Drunk History will run 14 episodes, »

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‘Drunk History’ Staggers to Season 5 Order at Comedy Central

13 January 2017 4:15 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Drunk History” has scored a fifth season renewal at Comedy Central, network president Kent Alterman announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday. The 14-episode fifth season is scheduled to premiere in 2017. “More ‘Drunk History?’ Say no more,” Alterman joked as he made the announcement. Created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, who also split directing duties, “Drunk History” is the liquored-up narration of our nation’s history. Also Read: Keegan-Michael Key In Negotiations to Join 'The Predator' Reboot Hosted by Waters and featuring an ever-changing cast of actors and comedians, the series presents all the rich tales that. »

- Joe Otterson

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Comedy Central Renews ‘Drunk History,’ Orders ‘The Gorburger Show’ to Series

13 January 2017 4:15 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedy Central has renewed “Drunk History” for a fifth season and ordered “The Gorburger Show to series, the network announced Friday.

Created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, who also direct, “Drunk History” features inebriated narrating historical reenactments. Season four, which aired on Comedy Central in fall 2016, featured guest stars such as Aubrey Plaza, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Louie Anderson, John Cho, Kat Dennings, Jenna Fischer, Tony Hale, Colin Hanks, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Elizabeth Olsen, Patton Oswalt, Liev Schreiber, and Gabourey Sidibe. The series is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions. Waters and Konner serve as executive producers with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Owen Burke.

The Gorburger Show” is an alternative talk show hosted by Gorburger, an alien puppet character voiced by T.J. Miller, who also operates the puppet. The show began as a Funny or Die digital series. It is created by Ryan McNeely and Josh Martin, who write, direct, and »

- Daniel Holloway

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‘Drunk History’ Renewed For Fifth Season By Comedy Central – TCA

13 January 2017 4:15 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Comedy Central has picked up a fifth season of its Emmy-winning series Drunk History, with a 14-episode order for premiere later this year. The renewal was announced today during the network’s session at TCA. Created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, who also split directing duties, Drunk History is the liquored-up narration of our nation's history. Hosted by Waters and featuring an ever-changing cast of actors and comedians, the series presents all the rich tales that… »

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T.J. Miller's Alien-Puppet Talk Show Moves From HBO to Comedy Central; 'Drunk History' Renewed

13 January 2017 4:15 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

T.J. Miller's alien-puppet talk show, The Gorburger Show, is on the move.

Based on the YouTube series of the same name, the comedy originally was set up at HBO in 2015 as a pilot, with Comedy Central swooping in after the premium cabler passed.

Comedy Central president Kent Alterman announced Friday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that the Viacom-owned network has handed out an eight-episode order to Gorburger and also has renewed Derek Waters' Drunk History for a fifth season. Gorburger, described as an alternative late-night show, will launch in the spring. A time slot and formal premiere »

- Lesley Goldberg

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