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Television Review

‘Drunk History’ mocks docu-dramas

The warped-history comedy “Drunk History” began in 2007 as a Web-only series on the site Funny or Die. Now, like other Web series including Lisa Kudrow’s “Web Therapy,” Rob Corddry’s “Childrens Hospital,” and Ben Stiller’s “Burning Love,” it has been picked up by a TV channel — Comedy Central — and, starting this Tuesday, it will air every Tuesday night at 10.

Online, “Drunk History” is moderately funny, as it cuts back and forth between a plastered narrator slurringly describing a famous historical event and a re-creation of his or her distorted version of that event. Does the show survive the transition to TV? Or is it somehow too small to hold its own outside of the Internet?

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