Drunk History (10pm, Comedy Central) - Tonight is the second season premiere of one of my favorite TV shows of all time. This TV series is based on a Funny or Die web series in which comedians – or more often, comedy writers – get absolutely wasted and then tell famous stories from American history. Then after the fact, famous actors act out the story, lip-syncing the bizarre narration. It’s so good. Sometimes the narrators puke, sometimes they cry – the actors play right along. The stories are kinda-sorta factual-ish, and they are almost always hilarious. If you haven’t seen any of the episodes, spend a dozen hours or so right now looking for clips online (or, the Comedy Central smartphone app has all of Season 1 for free). Tonight’s episode involves the stories of organic chemist Percy Julian, civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin and boxer Joe Louis. Actors tonight are Lisa Bonet, Terry Crews, Jordan Peele and Weird Al Yankovich. Other guest stars this season include John Lithgow, Jack Black, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt, Busy Philipps, Retta and Casey Wilson.
Also on tonight . . .