Jack and Dean will feature alongside established UK comedians such as Johnny Vegas and Stephen Mangan in the new series of Drunk History.
Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs are set to make guest appearances in Comedy Central’s upcoming third series of Drunk History. The show features comedians telling their favourite historical stories while intoxicated, with actors hired to reenact the stories exactly as they are narrated. Jack and Dean appear in a section based around World War Two strategy Operation Mincemeat.
Speaking to TenEighty about the duo’s appearance, which was shot back in October, Dean admits he was happy to have been invited along: “It’s such an established show with established comedy performers and actors. This makes me a proper comedian now, yeah?”
“It was an honour to be thought of,” adds Jack. “Very humbling to be part of such a great show on such an established comedy network.”
When asked about the format of the show, they TenEighty that they “love it. Especially since the recreations are so well made, there’s an awful lot of care that goes into it.
“Drunk History is a perfect comedy show. It can obviously be unstable because you’re working with people who don’t have their wherewithal. But when they strike gold, it’s brilliant.”
— Jack Howard (@JackHoward) October 20, 2016
The pair admit that many strange moments occurred on the set. “Putting the moustache on was a strange and wonderful experience,” says Jack. “Firstly, I wish I could grow one like that myself. And secondly, it really helped me feel like a different person.”
“I got a haircut on set,” Dean adds. “Turns out nobody had fringes in olden times.”
When asked about their favourite parts of the filming the show, Jack explains, “I play Charles Cholmondeley. And every time the inebriated narrator said his name, he insisted on spelling it out. That was a bloody challenge. I had fun with it and was determined to get it spot on.”
Dean’s favourite part to film, however, involved something more morbid: “I don’t want to spoil it, but there was a dead body on set. Well, a dead body portrayed by Justin Hayward. We had to sort of tower over him for like half an hour and he’d corpse (wahey) during takes. He was just very warm.”
The new series of Drunk History will premiere on Comedy Central UK later in 2017.