If you are looking to keep your mind sharp while we ride out this health crisis together in self-isolation, then why don’t you spend it wisely by learning some Australian history… from drunk comedians.
To assist in your patriotic duty to self-isolate, 10 Play are dropping a surprise new series every day for 10 days.
And on the second day of Coronamas, my true love gave to me, full and early (like really, really early!) exclusive access to the brand new series, Drunk History Australia.
The format is simple. The country’s best-loved comedians narrate their favourite stories from history while sipping on their favourite tipple. The result is a hilarious, skewed and anachronistically-challenged anecdote, re-enacted by a comedy ensemble and some very unexpected faces.
Comedian and episode one’s slightly (okay, it was a little more than “slightly”) buzzed story teller, Anne Edmonds said:
“Look we could all use a stiff drink at the moment and boy did I have a few in this first episode of Drunk History. I can’t help but feel that Dame Nellie Melba would be proud.”
Covering almost 200 years of heritage, our well-oiled entertainers will recount 12 stories across six episodes, from cannibal convicts to a female indigenous bush ranger and the first Miss Australia to the country’s darkest political moment, the dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.
Here, facts collide with fantasy and as every Aussie knows, the truth never gets in the way of a good yarn.
Drunk History joins Season Two of How To Stay Married which dropped yesterday exclusively on 10 Play. And don’t forget, there is still another eight days of Coronamas to come!
And if you’re wanting more, you can also catch up on all your favourite 10 shows on 10 Play including full seasons of Five Bedrooms, Playing for Keeps, MasterChef Australia, Australian Survivor, Bachelor In Paradise, and The Masked Singer as well as classic Aussie dramas Puberty Blues, Love My Way, The Secret Life of Us, Rush and more.
Plus, catch up on latest episodes of Neighbours, Bold and the Beautiful, Seinfeld, Friends, NCIS, Blue Bloods, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden and more.
Stream online at 10play.com.au, watch via Apple TV, Fetch TV, Android TV, compatible Samsung and FreeviewPlus TVs or if you’re on the go, download the app for your iOS or Android mobile or tablet device.