When I first saw clips of Derek Waters’s Drunk History a few years back, I instantly fell in love with it, as having low-key celebrities get drunk and attempt to recount historical events while having stars such as John Lithgow reenact the dialogue including burps and slurred speech through lip syncing was just too funny to believe. After having two successful seasons and even spawning a BBC version in the UK, the hit show returns with thirteen more episodes in Drunk History: Season Three that gives even more drunken laughs in its best season yet.
As with the previous seasons, series creator Derek Waters travels all across the United States and interviews several low-key comedians, writers, etc while they’re drunk and recounting historic events that happened in the city they’re currently in. As this is happening, high profile comedians and actors ranging from Maya Rudolph, Michael Cera, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and even Jaleel White as Bass Reeves will reenact the event while lip syncing to the often funny and slurred speech of the drunk storyteller. This coupled with cheap special effects such as toy planes, boats, trains and locations representing their real life counterparts, and you have a series that’s guaranteed to make any who watch roll around with laughter.
It goes without saying that I loved every episode of this season, as the show and its premise is just too crazy for words. Fans will be glad to know the show is uncensored here, which makes the already funny series even more hilarious as the drunk storytellers tend to pepper history with swears and other fun uses of profanity. I was sent the DVD version for review, but it is also available on Blu-ray for the first time ever. The visuals and audio come in clean and clear for a DVD release with no issues that I could tell. There’s also quite a bit of bonus features that are on the second disc which bring even more laughs after the last drink has been poured.
There’s nearly an hour of deleted and extended scenes for most of the episodes here, that range from some of the storytellers having fits of uncontrollable laughter, to some of them sharing stories about their own lives or just drawing a blank and forgetting what they were talking about. This wouldn’t be complete without some outtakes being thrown in as well, making these some of the best and funniest extras I’ve seen.
If you’re looking for some guaranteed laughs, then you’ll want to grab a copy of Drunk History: Season Three, pull up a chair and pour a drink as you take in the wild and crazy comedy that comes from this show. It’s easily one of the best and funniest shows out there, and this nice package of the series and special features makes this a must-have to go along with you drink collection.