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'Drunk History': Lessons learned from 'Detroit'

14 August 2013 10:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Oh, God, Comedy Central’s Drunk History is so hilarious if you’re in the right mood, and probably even if you aren’t. “Detroit” featured guest stars Luke and Owen Wilson (pictured, playing the Kellogg brothers) along with Jason Schwartzman as Ralph Nader, Richard Reihele as James Roche, Ken Marino as Houdini, and Alfred Molina as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So, what’d we learn?

Key ‘Drunk History’ Lessons for the week of August 14, 2013

John Kellogg (Owen Wilson) used to advise the patients of his sanitarium in Battle Creek, Mich: “You need to take at least two solid, ropey poops per day. »

- Annie Barrett

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What to Watch Tuesday: Covert Cut-Off, Face Off Premiere, Zooey Climbs Her Family Tree & More

13 August 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Tuesday: Covert Affairs‘ Auggie gets left high and dry, Face Off returns with a fanciful first challenge, Ken Marino plays Drunk and Zooey Deschanel muses Who Do You Think You Are? As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | The Top 10 perform with All-Stars, and Debbie Allen sits in as a guest judge. (P.S. You can keep your Anna Kendricks and Jesse Tyler Fergusons; I’m all-Allen, all the way.)

8 pm Runner (Espn) | This documentary, another in the Nine for IX series, »

- Kimberly Roots

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Best Show You’re Not Watching: “Drunk History”

8 August 2013 7:54 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

With the small screen dry spell of August upon us, we are back to quench your thirst for quality television with suggestions of more offbeat shows that you might not have thought to check out. First we sang the praises of Hannibal, and last week endorsed binge-watching Orange is the New Black. But this week’s Best Show You’re Not Watching cocktail is of a decidedly stronger proof.

Drunk History takes a brilliantly bizarre premise and milks it for all it’s worth: for each segment, a comic or writer gets intoxicated and recounts a major event in American history. Then famous actors re-enact that event, as per the drunk storyteller’s account – and usually lip-syncing their lines to the comic’s drunken, slurred speech.

This should, by all rights, be extremely stupid. But for various reasons, it is not. Here’s why you really need to check it »

- Brian Juergens

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Drunk History: 5 Reasons To Watch

2 August 2013 4:34 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The TV comedy genre is hard to predict nowadays. Most of the shows end up pandering to the lowest common denominator of TV viewers, writing simplistic jokes that deal almost exclusively in sexual innuendos (and not clever ones, either).

When a truly great comedy comes along, it gets accolade after accolade for its ingenuity. We tend to remember these shows well past their expiration dates. The 90s were defined by the likes of Seinfeld, Friends, and Frasier; similarly, the 2000s will be remembered for The Office (both the U.K. and U.S. versions), 30 Rock, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Even Comedy Central, a network dedicated to all things funny, struggles to create decent original shows. Most of the shows feature popular comedians and their relatively poor attempts at sketch variety shows; however, every now and then, a genuinely funny show comes along. In 2013, that show is Drunk History. »

- Paul Murty

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Costume Stories: This Week, Clueless and The Newsroom

22 July 2013 11:06 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

A round-up of last week’s best costume design stories and links.

Ender’s Game

Uniforms, suits and one very cool wristwatch: Tyranny of Style checked out Ender’s Game costumes at Comic Con.

Drunk History

Costume queen Kristin M. Burke talks to Christina Morgini about being ‘off period’ for the Funny-or-Die show.

Emmys 2013: Costume Design

The nominations are here (go Ellen).

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

His new suit has an mp3 player built in. Make of that what you will.

Red is the New Black

Literally. Costume designer Jenn Rogien chats about her work on the new Netflix series.

Clueless

Believe it or not Clueless is 18 years old. Costume designer Mona May discusses her amazing contribution to the classic teen film. And here is own Clueless article from early 2012.

Suits

Costume designer Jolie Anreatta: ‘Suits are like Medieval suits of armour’. Hear, here.

Animal House

The one and »

- Christopher Laverty

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The Televerse #98- Rubicon with Les Chappell

17 July 2013 4:25 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s summer TV turnover time, with plenty of premieres to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at the comedies, including the premiere of The Jeselnik Offensive and Drunk History, then we talk some reality, and finally we break down the dramas, including The Bridge, The Newsroom, and Orange is the New Black premieres as well. Then we head over to the DVD Shelf, with Les Chappell from This Was Television and the Av Club joining us to discuss the one season AMC wonder, Rubicon.

Our Week in Comedy (15:12-30:19): The Jeselnik Offensive premiere, Drunk History pilot, The Venture Bros.

Our Week in Reality (31:25-39:07): The American Baking Competition finale, Sytycd

Our Week in Drama (40:17-1:13:30): Nine for IX- “Pat Xo”, The Bridge pilot, The Newsroom premiere, True Blood, Orange is the New Black s1

DVD Shelf »

- Kate Kulzick

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‘Drunk History’s TV Premiere On Comedy Central Draws 907,000 Viewers

15 July 2013 8:28 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Drunk History made its television debut on Tuesday, July 9 on Comedy Central. The program originally aired as a web series on Funny or Die way back in August 2007 and features inebriated comedians recounting classic events from America’s past by way of slurred speech and celebrity reenactments in period costumes. Critics were split about the series’ move from the web to small screen, but viewer’s were more enthusiastic. According to our friends at RatingsIntel, a television research firm that puts TV ratings into context, 907,000 viewers tuned into Drunk History’s TV premiere, and the program came in third in its time slot in key demographics versus other cable shows. Drunk History performed better than it’s 9:30Pm Et Comedy Central lead-in of Tosh.0. The clip show comprised of online video clips drew a 1.0 Nielsen rating among Men 18 - 34, while Drunk History was able to capture a 1.2. MTV’s »

- Joshua Cohen

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The Horror of Comic-Con 2013 - The Scariest Panels

10 July 2013 | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

 

Comic Con hasn’t been strictly superheroes in a long, long time. We have scoured the schedule for this year’s event and have pulled out the dark, the bloody, the monstrous, and the ghostly panels that look to be right up FEARnet readers’s alley.

Paranormal Passion Panel

Authors discuss the inclusion of romantic elements in their action-packed novels. Protagonists must battle the forces of evil while trying to keep the world (and often their lovers) safe from destruction. Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy leads a discussion with Comic-Con special guest Christine Feehan (The Dark Series), Claudia Gray (Spellcaster), Aprilynne Pike (Earthbound), Lauren Kate (The Fallen Novels), Kendare Blake (Antigoddess), and Magnus Flyte (City of Dark Magic).

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am 

Room 24Abc

 

Masters of the Web

Some of the most prominent and influential film pundits on the web discuss the film industry, writing for film online, »

- Alyse Wax

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Why Drunk History on Comedy Central Is Amazing And You Need To Watch It

9 July 2013 10:26 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

For those who don't know, Drunk History was a bit on the great site, Funny or Die, and has recently been picked up b Comedy Central to run as a stand-alone half-hour show. So what makes this show so awesome? Well, they bring in comedians, get them wasted (most of them vomit at one point) and [...]

Why Drunk History on Comedy Central Is Amazing And You Need To Watch It »

- Remy Carreiro

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Best Drunk Interviews On TV Ever

9 July 2013 9:55 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

"Drunk History" premieres tonight at ten on Comedy Central, taking the beloved Internet video series and stretching it into a full half-hour show, becoming the latest entry in a noble tradition of televised intoxication. Some instances of onscreen drunkenness are sort of tragic and depressing (say, Ruthie on "The Real World: Hawaii"), but there are plenty of gleeful, goofy instances, too. »

- Vulture

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Great Moments in Drunk Television

9 July 2013 9:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Drunk History premieres tonight at ten on Comedy Central, taking the beloved Internet video series and stretching it into a full half-hour show, becoming the latest entry in a noble tradition of televised intoxication. Some instances of onscreen drunkenness are sort of tragic and depressing (say, Ruthie on The Real World: Hawaii), but there are plenty of gleeful, goofy instances, too. Here are a few of our faves:"Even Stevphen: Responsible Drinking" This Daily Show segment with Stephen Colbert and a plastered Steve Carell is from 2001! These guys have barely aged. Anyway, this is the gold standard of TV drunkenness: zero emotional baggage, non-zero amount of chest-punching. Danny DeVito on The View Usually seeing someone drunk on a daytime TV show would be depressing. But Danny DeVito just does not give a crap, and it's not like The View even matters at all. The best part is when he »

- Margaret Lyons

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Pour A Drink For Drunk History’s Television Debut On Comedy Central

9 July 2013 7:32 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

In order to promote the Tuesday, July 9 television premiere of Drunk History, Comedy Central is filling its Facebook page with a heavy serving of revisionist history spiked with humor. Texts between America’s Founding Fathers reveal Thomas Jefferson may or may not have written the Declaration of Independence under the influence, newfound maps tell a story that William H. Seward may or may not have made the Alaska Purchase after falling in like with the North Pacific land’s alcohol establishments, and photos show the crack in the Liberty Bell may or may not have been caused by a couple of inebriated revolutionaries. If the Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Gary Sanchez Productions produced program is as funny as it’s social media marketing campaign, the show won’t stumble in it’s transition from the web to TV. The first installment of Drunk History aired online on Funny or »

- Joshua Cohen

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Drunk History Review; The Funny or Die Sketch Makes Its Way to Comedy Central

9 July 2013 7:20 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Moving something that's successful online to TV isn't a translation that always works.  Remember $#*! My Dad Says?  Memes flare brightly and die a pretty swift death online, and by the time TV execs (or morning talk show hosts) get in on the joke, the revival is like parading a corpse. But Drunk History is a little different, in part because its creator, Derek Waters, is just very lucky.  In 2007, he filmed a friend imbibing a bottle of scotch and recounting the 1804 duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.  The rest is, well, Drunk History.  The original segment aired in 2010 on Funny or Die, the Will Ferrell and Adam McKay-created website.  Having had the backing of both the public and some of the most successful current comedy minds, the real question is why it took so long for Comedy Central to run with the idea.  Hit the jump for more on the new series. »

- Allison Keene

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TV on Tap: Donald Glover Cuts Back on “Community” and Mr. Darcy in the Swim

9 July 2013 4:06 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

News

Here’s something to lessen the thrill for Community fans excited about creator Dan Harmon‘s return: Vulture broke the news that Donald Glover will only appear in five (out of the thirteen ordered) episodes this season, as Glover wanted time to focus on his music. While that’s good news for fans of Glover’s rapper persona Childish Gambino, that means Community viewers are getting eight episodes of Abed without Troy.

Maybe Puppet Troy could take over for a couple episodes?

Jezebel imagines what Jenny McCarthy would bring to The View as a permanent host. There’s nothing that could get me interested in watching again.

The stars of Canadian cult comedy Trailer Park Boys can hope for new episodes soon. The series’ three lead actors — Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith — have purchased the rights to the series with an eye to putting new episodes online. »

- Lyle Masaki

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What to Watch Tuesday: Liars Go to College, Asner and White Reunite, Drunk History and More

9 July 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Tuesday: Drunk History bellies up to the bar, Rizzoli considers a trip to the dark side, some Little Liars check out college and Rockers reunites Ed Asner with Betty White. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | Responding to fan outrage, the competition tweaks its format and cuts two dancers at the end of the episode. former American Idol/X Factor judge Paul Abdul and Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews will guest-judge.

8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | Aria and Mike disagree on what’s best for their parents »

- Kimberly Roots

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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Josh Fox Revisits 'Gasland,' FX Crosses 'The Bridge' and Netflix Goes to Jail

8 July 2013 7:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "True Blood," the returning-this-week "The Newsroom," "Copper," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week. "Gasland: Part II": Broadcast Premiere Monday, July 8 at 9pm on HBO Josh Fox follows up his Oscar-nominated 2011 documentary about fracking with a sequel that revisits some of the people and areas focused on in the first film, exploring whether natural gas can ever really be harvested safely by hydraulic fracturing and getting the director arrested in the process. Reviewing the film at its premiere at Tribeca earlier this year, Eric Kohn wrote that "although overly dense and at times unfocused, [it] successfully continues Fox's crusade against the ill effects of natural gas." "Drunk History": Series Premiere Tuesday, July 9 at 10pm on »

- Alison Willmore

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5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Josh Fox Revisits 'Gasland,' FX Crosses 'The Bridge' and Netflix Goes to Jail

8 July 2013 7:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "True Blood," the returning-this-week "The Newsroom," "Copper," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week. "Gasland: Part II": Broadcast Premiere Monday, July 8 at 9pm on HBO Josh Fox follows up his Oscar-nominated 2011 documentary about fracking with a sequel that revisits some of the people and areas focused on in the first film, exploring whether natural gas can ever really be harvested safely by hydraulic fracturing and getting the director arrested in the process. Reviewing the film at its premiere at Tribeca earlier this year, Eric Kohn wrote that "although overly dense and at times unfocused, [it] successfully continues Fox's crusade against the ill effects of natural gas." "Drunk History": Series Premiere Tuesday, July 9 at 10pm on »

- Alison Willmore

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Drunk History: TV Review

7 July 2013 9:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The web series Drunk History has been around for roughly six years now, delighting people who know when a truly great idea has been executed to near perfection. In this instance, it was really hard to go wrong: Get someone drunk -- no, really drunk -- and have them recount a moment in history. Something very big -- an event that’s probably quite familiar in the history books. Next, film said drunk person reciting this history as best he or she can remember. And then have celebrities act out the roles, complete with slurring voices, weird detours and hysterical visual emphasis on the words

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- Tim Goodman

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Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Thursday, July 18th

5 July 2013 10:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Comic-Con International announced the programming schedule for the first day of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on Thursday, July 18. You can clickHere for the full schedule, including comic book-related events, but we have all the movie, DVD, and TV-related panels for you right here. You can also clickHere to check out the TV pilots that will be presented on Preview Night, Wednesday, July 17. Take a look at what panels and events are happening in San Diego, two weeks from today.

Thursday, July 18

10:00 Am - 11:00 Am Intelligence

Stars Josh Holloway (Lost), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and executive producers Michael Seitzman (North Country), Ren&#233 Echevarria (Terra Nova, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Tripp Vinson discuss the new CBS dramatic thriller. Holloway plays Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a supercomputer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first »

- MovieWeb

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San Diego Comic-Con 2013: The Horrors of Preview Night (July 17th) and Day One (July 18th)

5 July 2013 8:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

With Sdcc 2013 kicking off soon, Preview Night details and the full schedule for Day 1 have arrived. We have some tough decisions to make as The Walking Dead comics take on "The X-Files" reunion and then the "Dexter," "Hannibal," and "Teen Wolf" panels go head-to-head.

Per usual, the abovementioned choices are just the tip of the iceberg for genre fans with panels running all day and evening on July 18th for paranormal novels, sexy steampunkers, horror gaming, horror novels, horror comics, horror journalists (including our own Heather Wixson!), composers, the ever present and popular zombies, The Goon feature film, and - in the last panel of the night - horror sitcom "Holliston." Check out our picks below, and be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2013 website for the full lineup.

Preview Night: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

6:00pm - Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, »

- The Woman In Black

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