Behind the Scenes of ‘Drunk History’ with Taran Killam, Paget Brewster and the Show’s Creators

Drunk History Cast Interviews
Derek Waters, Taran Killam, Jeremy Konner and Paget Brewster at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con (Photo by Richard Chavez / Showbiz Junkies)

Comedy Central brought Drunk History creators Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner along with actors Taran Killam and Paget Brewster to the 2015 San Diego Comic Con to discuss the show’s twisted take on history. The comedy series is heading into its third season which is set to kick off this September, and at Comic Con Waters and Konner provided a look behind the scenes at how the historic events/figures are chosen and how each episode is shot. Waters and Konner also discussed what it’s like to work with the narrators as they enjoy their favorite alcoholic beverages.

The Drunk History Plot: “Drunk History presents historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. Based on the award-winning and wildly popular web series, Drunk History provides a unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from our country’s great past as great moments in history are reenacted with unforgettable results.”

Taran Killam (SNL) has been involved in the reenactments and explained the process during our roundtable interviews at Comic Con. “They send you the video and the audio file before you even show up, so if you’re diligent enough – which I think a lot of people who do the show are not – you can do the research ahead of time. I myself am not. So, they’ll start lighting and they’ll play it over and over and over again. You probably get to hear it 10 or 12 times before they’re even rolling. The problem is that you’re also there to hang out with the people you’re shooting with. So, you’re socializing, you’re talking, so hopefully some of it sinks in subconsciously. Because it’s not very long, it’s pretty easy. Normally by the third or fourth time everyone is in sync.”

Watch the full interviews for more on Drunk History, the celebrities who participate, outtakes, and pitching ideas:

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