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‘History of the World Part II’ Trailer is 42 Years in the Making

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Feb 7 2023

Mel Brooks is back with more historical rewrites and a huge cast in History of the World Part II. Check out the first trailer!

The History of the World Part I hit theaters in 1981 with a cast of comedic greats helping Mel Brook tell his rendition of human history from the Stone Age through the French Revolution. You haven’t really learned about the Spanish Inquisition until you’ve heard Brooks sing about it. The movie ends with a mock trailer for a sequel (one of the bits became Space Balls), but it wasn’t really meant to have one. At the time, at least.

It’s been over four decades, and Brooks isn’t getting any younger, so it’s time to add to the endless history of the world. We’re getting a new collection of historical sketches by Brooks, Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll, and Ike Barinholtz – and a new ginormous cast of comedic greats. The four-night, eight-episode event was announced last month by the man himself.


History of the World Part II Trailer

And now we have our first proper look that proves that, yes, this is definitely a Mel Brooks project. There are musical numbers, lowbrow humor, and parodies galore. Each episode features sketches that will take viewers through different periods of human history. I’m hoping that we get an expansion of the Viking funeral bit along with what’s in this trailer.

History of the World Part II starts streaming on March 6 on Hulu.



History of the World Part II Cast

James Adomian, Jason Alexander, Fred Armisen, Tim Bagley, Dan Bakkedahl, Travis Bennett, Sarayu Blue, Craig Cackowski, Arturo Castro, Parvesh Cheena, Margaret Cho, Andy Cohen, Andy Daly, Colton Dunn, Ayo Edebiri, Ana Fabrega, Marla Gibbs, Blake Griffin, Mitra Jouhari, Preston Lacy, Robby Hoffman, Anna Maria Horsford, Brian Huskey, Mousa Hussein Kraish, Bobby Lee, Mena Massoud, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Finesse Mitchell, Natalie Morales, Pam Oliver, Ana Ortiz, Adam Pally, Lennon Parham, Chris Pontius, Rob Riggle, Matt Rogers, Paul Rust, Paul Scheer, Andrew Secunda, Jessica St. Clair, Carl Tart, Drew Tarver, Christopher Thornton, James Urbaniak, George Wallace, Michaela Watkins, Wee Man, Kym Whitley, and Casey Wilson.

 Pamela Adlon, Tim Baltz, Zazie Beetz, Jillian Bell, Quinta Brunson, Dove Cameron, D’Arcy Carden, Ronny Chieng, Rob Corddry, Danny DeVito, David Duchovny, Hannah Einbinder, Jay Ellis, Josh Gad, Kimiko Glenn, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Jake Johnson, Richard Kind, Johnny Knoxville, Lauren Lapkus, Jenifer Lewis, Poppy Liu, Joe Lo Truglio, Jason Mantzoukas, Ken Marino, Jack McBrayer, Zahn McClarnon, Charles Melton, Kumail Nanjiani, Brock O’Hurn, Andrew Rannells, Emily Ratajkowski, Sam Richardson, Nick Robinson, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Timothy Simons, J.B. Smoove, David Wain, Taika Waititi, Reggie Watts, and Tyler James Williams.

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