‘Drunk History: Black Stories’ to feature Rapman, Amma Asante, Zeze Millz and more
Author: Aishah Rahman | Thursday 8th April 2021
Comedy Central International’s ‘Drunk History’ series is back with new digital episodes focusing on Black stories and hosted by Rapman.
The rapper, producer, and director whose credits include ‘Blue Story’ and the upcoming ‘American Son’, will host the six episodes which focus on Black icons and their cultural influence through a medium of comedy.
The powerhouse cast features Scorcher, Zeze Millz, Leticia Hector, Tom Moutchi as re-enactors in tales narrated by BAFTA winner Amma Asante, and many more.
The stories featured in the 6–8-minute episodes are directed by Stephane Alexandre, Femi Oyeniran and Adjani Salmon and include ‘Sons of Africa’, 'Len Johnson', and the story of British Jamaican nurse 'Mary Seacole' who nursed soldiers back to health during the Crimean War in 1853.
Speaking of the series, Rapman said: “My entire career has been focused on telling authentic Black stories.
"I’m excited to be a part of a show created by Black people where viewers can be entertained while learning about these unsung Black heroes”.
‘Drunk History: Black Stories’ premieres on April 15 across Comedy Central UK's digital platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
Watch the trailer below.
Let's toast to #DrunkHistoryBlackStories launching 15th April on Facebook, YouTube and IGTV. Starring @destheray, @KGthaComedian, @travisjayent, @ThanyiaMoore, @TomMoutchi, @TY_Logan300 @AmmaAsante, @jamalimaddix and hosted by @RealRapman pic.twitter.com/ksWSiEl0iF— Comedy Central UK (@ComedyCentralUK) April 8, 2021