Comedy Central renews Drunk History, Nathan For You
As San Diego Comic-Con rages on this afternoon, Comedy Central confirmed that the network has renewed “Drunk History” and “Nathan For You,” both of which are coming back for a third season.
The news was made official by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. These two renewals join the previous confirmations for next season, “Broad City”, “Kroll Show”, “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Review” and “TripTank”. There will also be an extended fourth season of “Key & Peele”.
“Drunk History” is executive produced by Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner, along with Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Owen Burke. “Nathan For You,” produced by Abso Lutely Productions, is executive produced by Nathan Fielder (recipient of the Just For Laugh’s Breakout Comedy Star of the Year Award today in Montreal), Michael Koman and Dave Kneebone. The third seasons for each series will premiere in 2015.
“Is there any comedy well deeper to draw from than history and business marketing?” asked Alterman.
Created for television by series host Derek Waters (@derekwaterss) and director Jeremy Konner, “Drunk History” pairs inebriated storytellers up with A-list talent on a tour of cities across America, providing a unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from our country’s great past as they reenact great moments in history with unforgettable results.
As told by narrators who stumble and slur their way through the re-telling, season two segments have featured profiles of investigative journalist Nellie Bly and Claudette Colvin, who inspired Rosa Parks’ historic stance, along with stories about the Baltimore plot to assassinate Lincoln and the midnight ride of Sybil Ludington. Guest stars for second season reenactments include Jack Black, Courteney Cox, David Cross, Charlie Day, Laura Dern, Emily Deschanel, Nathan Fielder, Johnny Knoxville, Nick Kroll, John Lithgow, Jordan Peele, Joe Lo Truglio, Jack McBrayer, Stephen Merchant, Patton Oswalt, Busy Philips, Jason Ritter, Winona Ryder, among many others. Ian Friedman is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
“Nathan For You” returned on July 1 upping the ante with some of its most ambitious ideas to date as Nathan Fielder (@nathanfielder) attempts to help real small businesses turn a profit with marketing tactics that no ordinary consultant would dare to attempt.
From driving foot traffic to an off-the-strip souvenir shop by using Hollywood flair and a Johnny Depp impersonator, to convincing a pet store to market at a pet cemetery by advertising on a gravestone, to finding a legal way to appropriate the trademark of one of the world’s biggest brands by opening a coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks, Nathan Fielder goes as far as it takes to make his ideas come to life. But with his unorthodox approach to problem solving, Nathan’s genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for. Jim Sharp and Rachel Olson are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
Previously-aired episodes from the second seasons of “Drunk History” and “Nathan For You,” along with the entire first seasons, are currently available via cc.com and the Comedy Central App.