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When: Sat., May 4 2013

The first time most people met Jen Kirkman, she was drunk. She narrated two installments of the Funny or Die video series "Drunk History," in which people intentionally get slurry, spitty, and heavy-lidded to explain some aspect of history that will later be acted out, right down to the dialogue, by other really funny people in period garb. (An aside: "Drunk History" is slated to premiere as a Comedy Central series this summer—way to stay current, guys.) One of Kirkman's episodes, maybe the funniest "Drunk History," features Will Ferrell as Abraham Lincoln and Don Cheadle as Frederick Douglass. Kirkman lies on a sofa, eyelids at half mast, and drifts in and out of lucidity, skipping like a record when she forgets what she's talking about ("about . . . about . . . about"). She accidentally calls Frederick Douglass "Richard Dreyfuss." Since then—roughly 2,997,397 views later—Kirkman's had the opportunity to be a funny sober person. Continue reading >>

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