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See Patton Oswalt get caned by Johnny Knoxville on 'Drunk History'

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History is always educational. Often, it’s inspirational. And sometimes, it’s just painful. This story about Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner falls into that third category.

In the mid-19th century, the ardent abolitionist was beaten with a cane on the Senate floor by South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks after Sumner dropped an epic anti-slavery speech, “The Crime Against Kansas.” In the speech, he personally blasted South Carolina Senator Andrew Butler, who happened to be a cousin of Brooks. The Charleston episode of Drunk Historywhich airs July 29 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central—revisits this strange-but-true ungentlemanly tale, which is narrated by inebriated Drunk History co-executive producer Seth Weitberg and reenacted by two dudes you just might be familiar with. Johnny Knoxville displays a cane-do spirit as Brooks, while Patton Oswalt lends his thespian skills (and precious noggin) to the role of Sumner. Take a shot and check out a preview of the action in this exclusive clip: READ FULL STORY

'Drunk History' co-creator recalls the day he cast Weird Al as Hitler

As Drunk History continues its second season on Comedy Central (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET), viewers keep learning fascinating stories of America’s lesser-known past—and how far co-creator/interviewer Derek Waters will go to both get his inebriated friends to tell them and actors to reenact them. Here, we discuss some of season two’s early highlights (like “Weird Al” Yankovic as Hitler).

As for what lies ahead, the July 15 “American Music” episode features Johnny Knoxville as Johnny Cash and Jon Daly as Kris Kristofferson, as well as Jack McBrayer as DJ Alan Freed. “He doesn’t scream DJ, but he does scream 1950s DJ, am I wrong?” Waters says. “David Wain of the State and other things narrates that. It’s gonna be a wild one.”

The July 22 “Baltimore” episode, which Waters directed, boasts Charlie Day (detective Allan Pinkerton) and Friday Night Lights alum Adrianne Palicki (detective Kate Warne), along with FNL‘s Jesse Plemons (Edgar Allan Poe). “It’s more Todd from Breaking Bad than it is Landry,” Waters promises. READ FULL STORY

David Cross, Laura Dern and dozens of other celebs to appear on season 2 of 'Drunk History' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

With the second season of Comedy Central’s Drunk History just a month away from hitting the air, let’s pour you a tall, frosty glass of casting news: David Cross, Laura Dern, Patton Oswalt, and Charlie Day are among the notable names who will pop up this summer on the only TV series in which an intoxicated narrator shares a true-but-lesser-known tale from our nation’s past while celebrities act out his or her version of the story. READ FULL STORY

Comedy Central renews 'Key & Peele,' 'Drunk History,' and 'Brickleberry'

Good news arrived today for a trio of Comedy Central series: The network announced that it had renewed Key & Peele for a fourth season, Brickleberry for a third, and Drunk History for a second.
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'Drunk History': Coca-Cola was just 'wine with cocaine and caffeine' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Did you know that John Pemberton, the man who invented Coca-Cola, was trying to create a new medicine? And the result was a delicious soft drink? Doesn’t that make you kind of wonder about what’s really going on in the popular soda?

Narrated by Jenny Slate and starring Bill Hader as the medicine man behind the soda, the “Atlanta” episode of Drunk History airs next Tuesday at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central. Watch an exclusive preview below:
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Kristen Wiig plays Patty Hearst on Comedy Central's 'Drunk History' -- FIRST LOOK

Want to learn about our nation’s past in an unconventional way? Here’s a tipsy tip: Comedy Central’s Drunk History — which debuts July 9 and is based on the popular Funny or Die video series — features an intoxicated person telling the story of a “historical event” that is reenacted by a cast of celebrities like Winona Ryder, Michael Cera and Jack Black. In an August episode of the show, comedian Natasha Leggero gets liquored up and narrates the true tale of kidnapped heiress–turned–bank robber Patty Hearst.

And as you can see in the photos below, Kristen Wiig assumes the role of Hearst. “Kristen played it in a way that will bring light to such a dark story,” says Drunk History co-creator and host Derek Waters, adding: “When Natasha came to set, she didn’t know what was going on. We got the pretty identical set to what the SLA [the Symbionese Liberation Army, which kidnapped Hearst in 1974] had in San Francisco and she just sees Kristen Wiig talking to herself using Natasha’s drunk voice in a corner. It’s got to be the weirdest thing for them.”

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