Are you a fan of history and/or binge drinking? You are? GREAT! Comedy Central has given a pilot order presentation to a show titled “Drunk History Across America,” produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, and based on the Funny or Die shorts by Derek Waters.
Like the web series, “Drunk History Across America” will feature historical reenactments presented by besotted narrators. The show will also include some travel elements and interviews with the city’s locals who will drunkenly narrate local and personal history which, too, will be re-enacted by guest actors. Among those who have done re-enactments in the original Web series are Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Ryan Gosling, Jack Black, Don Cheadle, Michael Cera, Zooey Deschanel, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Jason Ritter and Danny McBride. [Deadline]
I’m sure some people (nerds, dweebs, fuddy-duddies, etc.) won’t be entirely pleased with a show that glorifies historical inaccuracies and drinking to excess, but my bigger concern — because I am cool [shoves geek, walks down hall with hand in head cheerleader's back jeans pocket] — is whether or not the funny five-minute shorts will translate into a successful half-hour show. I guess we’ll see. As long as it involves giving Jen Kirkman copious amounts of wine, I’m prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt.