Comedy Central has given Drunk History: Black Stories a second outing that will run on the channel this October, hosted by Julie Adenuga.

A spinoff of Comedy Central’s Drunk History franchise, the series will “once again raise a glass to Black history’s unsung heroes with help from celebrity voices.” The series is being produced by FAN Studios with Executive Producers Femi Oyeniran and Nicky “Slimting” Walker. Executive Producers for Comedy Central are Collins Harris and Rebecca Hewett-Farmer.

In line to recount historical tales in true Drunk History style this series are:Big Shaq a.k.a Michael Dappah, Darkwah, Kojey Radical, Marvin Abbey, Sophie Duker, Tolly T and Zeze Mills.

The series will air internationally, with 6 x10-minute episodes dropping first on 16th October on Comedy Central’s digital channels, followed by 3 x 22-minute linear specials airing on TV from 9th November.

Elsewhere, Comedy Central has also ordered a second series of East and Southeast Asian sketch show East Mode and a fourth run of Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains. 

Starring viral comedian Nigel Ng, East Mode “explores the nuances of life’s crazy, funny, cringeworthy scenarios” from East and Southeast Asian perspectives. Series two features Jemma Moore, Kuan-Wen Huang, Ria Lina, Andreas Valls and Ed Jones and will debut on Comedy Central’s linear channels today, 4th September, with a 1 x 22-minute episode.

Also back is chat show Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains, with 12 x 44-minute episodes premiering from 4th September. The fourth installment of the show brings with it a new set, “side-splittingly funny games” and a new group of celebrities ready to relive their most embarrassing teenage years in the form of Dermot O’Leary, Katherine Ryan, Gok Wan, Greg Davies, Judi Love, Guz Khan, Rachel Parris, James Buckley, Jayde Adams and Sophie Ellis Bextor.

The news of these returning series follows Comedy Central’s recently-announced Rosie Jones-fronted game show, Out of Order, which begins filming this year. The 12 x 60-minute comedy game sees two teams of comedians compete, in front of a live studio audience, to place members of the public in the correct order in a series of revealing categories.

Jon Creamer

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