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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 in its sixth season.
Here’s how to watch Drunk History online for free.
Drunk History cast
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, Adam Nee. JT Palmer, and Greg Tuculescu. Every episode also features big-name guest stars like Alison Brie, Weird Al Yankovic, and Fred Willard among countless others.
When does Drunk History air?
Drunk History season 6 premiered on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 but it went on a little break in March. Season 6 resumes Tuesday, June 18 at 10pm EST.
What channel is Drunk History on?
Drunk History airs on Comedy Central. There are 14 episodes slated for this season.
How to watch Drunk History for free
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. Thankfully, no matter which service you pick, you’ll start with a one-week trial, so you can watch Drunk History for free.
1) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. Luckily, Comedy Central is available in both main Sling packages. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
- Cost: $16 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Philo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to Comedy Central at only $16 a month. You will also find the best deal on popular channels like Animal Planet, IFC, AMC, Lifetime, and even deep cuts like ID. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. Recently, it acquired the Viacom family of channels including Comedy Central. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.
Other ways to watch Drunk History free
- Cost: $5.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
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.
2) Amazon Video
- Cost: $1.99+/episode, $14.99-19.99/season
- Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii
Season 1-6 are available for purchase on Amazon Video starting at only $1.99 an episode or entire seasons starting at $14.99. You can even watch the original Funny or Die shorts that inspired the Comedy Central show.
Many cable channels let you live stream directly from their site, and Comedy Central is no different. Simply go to the channel’s website, select a video to watch, and them fill in your login information from the above services when prompted. Unfortunately, Sling TV won’t work for this. This same login procedure works to access video on the app.
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Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.