Comedy Central debuted a new show Tuesday (July 9) called “Drunk History,” where “drunk” actors recount great moments in our country’s history and other actors bring them to life via reenactments.

It’s a lot funnier than it sounds.

A highlight for us was Adam Scott and Will Forte as John Wilkes Booth and his brother Edwin booth, respectively (video above). But the Watergate scandal reenactment was also a lot of fun. The Elvis-meets-Nixon thing didn’t really grab us.

But we’ll definitely be tuning in next week, which promises a ridciulous take on the Haymarket Riot of 1886. Also, be sure to check out the Funny or Die videos on which the series is based. Here are a couple of our favorites.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."