Taran Killam and Paget Brewster Talk ‘Drunk History’, Performing the Reenactments and Their Drinks of Choice

Taran Killam and Paget Brewster were at Comic-Con to talk about the upcoming season of Comedy Central’s Drunk History and damn, if it wasn’t a fun 10-minutes.

As you know probably know, Drunk History, based on the web-series of the same name, is the “liquored-up narration of our nation’s history.” It’s hilarious and has some really terrific guests, including Killam and Brewster.

In the interview, Brewster tells a funny story about the first time she appeared on the show and how much she drank (a lot!), what their drinks of choice are, and why they have to have a medic on the set.

Killam also gives an off the cuff monologue about his life and how he got involved in the show and it’s pretty damn great. I wish my mind worked as fast as his. And check out the dirty joke he tells at the end of the interview. It fits well with this interview with the creators of Drunk History – where they tell the same exact joke.

Here’s a bit more from the interview:

What’s it like to act on the show, doing the reenactments?

Taran Killam: “It’s a fun process to perform it but all the pressure is off for making any choice. Because all the work has been done for you. And that’s the best. And you listen to it and you hope for a stutter or a word being said in a wrong way because you know you can play with that.”

How often do you listen to it before you perform it?

Taran Killam: They’ll send you a longer video of it. So, they’ll send you a like a 12 minute version that ends up being 7, 8 maybe? And then just an audio file. But when you’re filming it, they have a speaker system there and they just start playing it on a loop.

Paget Brewster: they play it over and over. And then, when they’re ready to roll everyone gets into place, they say action and they start. And everyone is hoping to get it on time.”

Drunk History returns to Comedy Central on September 15th!

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