Jamie Laing talks about appearing in ‘The Great Escape’ on tonight's episode of Drunk History. The show sees some of the country's best known comedians offering their take on their favourite historical stories as they get absolutely bladdered on a mixture of beers, wines and spirits. The show can be seen on Comedy Central UK at 10pm on Wenesday evenings.
Can you tell us a bit about the character you’re re-enacting today?
I’m part of the escape team, and that’s as much as I know! I think I’m tunnelling tunnels, but we’ll soon find out! Dressing up as a kid was the best thing in the world, so when you get to do it as an adult, it’s the coolest thing. I’m super excited to start escaping!
Have you seen clips of the drunk comedian narrating your story?
I’ve heard the clips but haven’t seen the footage. The great thing about this show is that they actually do get drunk! I heard that Ed was really drunk.
Can you hold your drink?
Weirdly, as a small guy, I can actually hold my drink. I think University teaches you how to drink. I get drunk very quickly but then I just stay a certain drink.
What are your favourite drunk munchies?
I’m not one of those people who will eat a kebab when their drunk. I really like salad cream – mini Scotch eggs and salad cream.
If you could be one historical figure, who would it be?
I would be Shackleton, because he’s an explorer and what’s better than that. Being an explorer would be the coolest thing in the entire world because you’re discovering new places and new things and everyone loves treasure hunting. I love adventures and he was the biggest adventurer.
Who would be your dream person to share a pint with from history?
Probably Shackleton or someone weird like Hitler would be super interesting. I imagine he’s a super eccentric person. He also had great style and that’s something not a lot of people know.
If you could go back to one moment in history, when would it be?
I’d go back to the 60s or 70s or maybe to 1066 and the Battle of Hastings. But if you could go back to any time, you wouldn’t really want to go there! I’d go back to the 60s because of the music, festivals and free love.
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