The last time the world played classroom for a lesson from Funny or Die’s Drunk History was way back in December 2011. That’s when Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, and Jim Carrey starred in a Christmas-themed installment of the program, which was first conceived of by Derek Waters way, way back in August 2007.
The last time Tubefilter reported on the series was in January 2013. That’s when we let our readers know Comedy Central picked up the show’s pilot for eight half-hour episodes to debut sometime on the cable network this summer. Now, the first episode of Drunk History’s television iteration has an airdate.
Fans of personalized, alcohol-fueled interpretations of historical events will will be able to watch famous faces dress in period costumes for bizzaro-reenactments on TV beginning July 9 on Comedy Central. Some of the expected laundry list of Hollywood celebrities to appear on the program include Kristen Wiig, Winona Ryder, and Owen Wilson.
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions will executive produce the program, along with Waters and Jeremy Konner. Here’s a clip for your edificaiton in anticipation of the July 9 premiere.