Any history major can tell you that reality is often far more fantastical than fiction. Did you know Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein was conceived during a weekend-long bacchanal? Or that the Coca-Cola you’re sipping used to have wine and cocaine in it, and developed by some dude who died without a nickel in his pocket? You can learn all these fascinating and often hilarious bon mots by reading them out of a stuffy old book. For the less scholarly amongst us, there’s Drunk History.
Comedians get loaded and the recount important figures and stories from American history, which are then reenacted by more comedians and even a few polished actors completely verbatim, hiccups, burps, and slip on the tongues left intact. What started as a short series on Funny or Die is now a hit series on Comedy Central, and still going strong.
Here’s how to stream Drunk History.
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What is Drunk History?
- Launched: July 2013
- Channel: Comedy Central
- Genre: Educational comedy
- Starring: The show is presented by series creator Derek Waters, who also serves as a performer. Other performers include Bennie Arthur, Tim Baltz, Maria Blasucci, Mort Burke, Sarah Burns, Craig Cackowski, Michael Cassady, Michael Coleman, Aasha Davis, Tymberlee Hill, and Adam Nee
- Seasons: 6
- Status: Renewed for a seventh season
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What the critics are saying
- “The historical cosplayers relish their parts, lip-syncing drunken monologues with palpable joy. There is also an undeniable thrill in recognizing unexpected actors as they mouth along to incoherent rambles, like Laura Dern’s delightful Nellie Bly and Jesse Plemons’ petulant Edgar Allen Poe. Repeat storyteller Paget Brewster may benefit the most, though, from the unexpectedly winning combination of Martin Starr, Charlie Day, Adrianne Palicki, and a distracting moth in her living room. The fact is, everyone is thrilled to be there. ” –Caroline Framke, AV Club
- “If you’re thinking about how long it’ll be before this joke gets old, then you are not alone. Until then, Drunk History is a high-concept riot. You won’t learn anything, except the one thing they don’t teach you in school: Know when to say when.” –Jeff Jensen, Entertainment Weekly
Where to stream Drunk History
Comedy Central is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
Drunk History on Philo
Philo is a budget-minded streaming service, and depending on what channels you want, it might be right for you. The 59 Philo channels lean decidedly toward entertainment; the Philo channel list includes AMC, Discovery, IFC, Lifetime, and the Paramount Network, all for $20 a month. If you’re a fan of Drunk History, you’re in luck: You can find it on Philo. Philo also comes with free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
Drunk History on FuboTV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To stream Drunk History, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.
|Family with Showtime||$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)|
Drunk History on Sling TV
If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. To gain access to Comedy Central, you’ll either need either Sling Blue, Sling Orange, or Sling Orange + Blue. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
Drunk History on Vidgo
Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. But it’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports, it carries a lot more now. You might be surprised to know that Vidgo’s an option to stream Comedy Central—and then you chat about it online via Vidgo’s Social TV platform.
Drunk History on AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for Comedy Central get in at the AT&T TV Now Max tier to stream it.
Drunk History on YouTube TV
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
If you’re looking for Drunk History, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.
How to stream Drunk History episodes
If you want to watch episodes of Drunk History on the day after they air, there’s no better option than Hulu. The streaming service, which just slashed the cost of its ad-supported version to a mere $5.99 per month, offers all episodes of Drunk History on-demand, including the first chunk of season 6 episodes. If you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV (featured above), you’ll get the on-demand portion of Hulu included for free. You can also upgrade to Hulu No Commercials for $11.99 per month.
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