Hulu’s ‘History of the World, Part II’ Pokes Fun at Human History with Mel Brooks & All-Star Cast
Mel Brooks' classic film, History of the World, Part I, is finally getting the follow-up it deserves with History of the World, Part II. After waiting over 40 years, the sequel series is set to debut on Hulu next week with 8 episodes that take viewers through different periods of human history. The series stars Mel Brooks, Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll, and Ike Barinholtz, along with an all-star lineup of guest stars, including Josh Gad, Johnny Knoxville, Sarah Silverman, Taika Waititi, and many more.
The series is a collaboration between Brooks, producer David Stassen (The Mindy Project, Blockers), and co-writers and stars Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, and Ike Barinholtz. Each episode features a variety of sketches that poke fun at different periods of human history. Kroll, Sykes, and Barinholtz portray Judas, Ulysses S. Grant, and Shirley Chisholm, respectively. Other sketches include the Russian Revolution and Johnny Knoxville's turn as Rasputin in “Jackrasp.”
Mel Brooks is a writer and executive producer on the series, along with Kroll, Sykes, Barinholtz, and David Stassen. Kevin Salter and Christie Smith serve as executive producers. The 8-episode season was directed by Alice Mathias, David Stassen, Nick Kroll and Lance Bangs. “History of the World, Part II” is a joint production between Searchlight Television and 20th Television.
Mel Brooks fans and comedy fans alike should definitely watch History of the World, Part II. Dozens of hilarious and talented actors offer an array of remarkable sketches, ensuring you'll be entertained again and again. Without a doubt, not all sketches will be well-received, but the superior ones will far exceed the not-so-great ones. This fresh and exciting series is sure to provide huge amounts of amusement with every installment.
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