Comedy Central is considering bringing the viral web hit Drunk History to television, and they’ve got a big name in comedy behind it. Will Ferrell, who has appeared in one of the web shorts that combine historical reenactments with narration provided by highly inebriated people, along with SNL writer Adam McKay would produce on the project.
The web series, created by Derek Waters, has a pilot presentation order at Comedy Central, Deadline reports. The project has been given a slightly longer title, Drunk History Across America, and will travel across the country to interview locals (drunk locals, to be exact) and reenact major events in American history. Odds are good that since the shorts made for the web have already pulled in some major stars, a television series would be able to do the same. Drunk History has already seen appearances by Jim Carrey, Jack Black, Ryan Gosling, Zooey Deschanel, Don Cheadle and of course Will Farrell, who played Abraham Lincoln opposite Cheadle’s Frederick Douglass.
Drunk History actually picked up an award at the 2010 Sundance festival for the short featuring Cheadle and Ferrell as well as Zooey Deschanel. Haven’t seen it? Check out the tale of Lincoln and Douglass as told by a woman three sheets to the wind.
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