Tesla Was The Electric Jesus

John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover reenact the life of Tesla, as narrated by a severely inebriated Duncan Trussell. I laughed a lot.

(Warning: some bits may be a little graphic)

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. Education has never been so filled with pathos and pineapple chunks; it’s all about the story. And I can not imagine being that drunk and sounding even half as intelligent as Duncan managed.

  2. There is something brilliant about this, but I’m not sure just what. Maybe it’s the pigeon.

    (I may have nightmares about Crispin Glover with jumper cables.)

  3. Edison was a serious dick. Look up Topsy the elephant. I like the drunken history idea…..and drunken science, literature, etc., etc. Not to mention the cooperation of both John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover. If this guy has a youtube channel I’ll have to check it out.

  4. At last: now I know why Edison electrocuted an elephant – and I never knew about his pigeon fetish, which much to my astonishment appears to be perfectly true.

    If only they taught history like this in school we’d be a much wiser race.

  5. There are more Drunk History videos at All of them are pretty funny, but my favorites are this one and the ones about Ben Franklin. There is one where the girl drinks and has the hiccups and as the characters are telling the story, they are hiccuping randomly throughout their lines.

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