Comedy Central gives presentation order to "Drunk History"
Comedy Central has given a pilot presentation order to "Drunk History Across America", which will be produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchyís Gary Sanchez Productions. The trio will executive produce with Derek Waters, creator of the "Drunk History" series of shorts, Jeremy Konner, who directed them, and Owen Burke. Konner will also direct the pilot presentation. 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 cityís locals who will drunkenly narrate local and personal history which, too, will be re-enacted by guest actors.
In addition to garnering millions of hits on YouTube and Funny or Die, a Drunk History short produced for Gary Sanchezís HBO series "Funny or Die Presents" won the jury prize for Best American Short Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It starred Ferrell and Cheadle as Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass, respectively. Check it out here:
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