Comedy Central's hilarious new show Drunk History is a must for everyone who enjoys history, and drunkenness, and laughing at drunks. Tonight's episode features all San Francisco tales, and you'd better tune in/DVR it because one of the reenactments will star Kristin Wiig as Patty Hearst!
The show, if you're not already familiar, features Derek Waters and a revolving cast of funny folks who both narrate and reenact moments from American history. The twist is that the narrators, who learn the material beforehand so that they get most of the details correct, are forced to get extremely hammered with Waters before the camera starts rolling, so their version of the story is often quite hilarious, and sometimes culminates in them vomiting.
Meanwhile, the producers use the narration to then create costumed dramatizations featuring some often recognizable comedians, who then lip synch to the drunken narration. Good times!
For the S.F. episode, the stories include Mary Ellen Pleasant, known as "the Mother of Human Rights in California," whose tale will be told by It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia star Artemis Pebdani; the story of Mark Twain (portrayed by Eastbound & Down's Steve Little and narrated by Derrick Beckles) when he was a San Francisco newspaperman, writing his famed story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"; and, in what is sure to become viral gold in these hills, Kristin Wiig playing Patty Hearst in the story of the Symbionnese Liberation Army, as told by a very drunk Natasha Leggero.
The show airs at 10 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, August 6. Act accordingly.
Below, a clip from the Hearst story.