If you’re a famous comedic actor not appearing on History of the World, Part II call your agent. Call your agent right now and demand they give you a good reason why, lest you find new representation. Because the hilarious new trailer for the sequel to Mel Brooks’ 1981 classic seemingly features every funny performer working in today. And we’re not exaggerating when we say that. History of the World, Part II‘s lineup of stars might be the most impressive group of comedians ever put together. Get ready to laugh and check out the trailer for History of the World, Part II, below.
This show looks like Mel Brooks said, “That, but funny,” after he saw Avengers: Endgame. If that’s what happened, well, the legend has done it again. This looks like he literally yelled, “Funny people….assemble,” and then they did. And together, they’re going to “take us through different periods of human history” via sketch, according to the show’s synopsis.
We’re eager to learn from this group, roughly all 17 million of them.
This is just the collection of new names Hulu has announced for History of the World, Part II, alongside its trailer: 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.
That’s….that’s truly incredible. But so was the initial list of announced performers. That one includes 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.
Plus(!) there are the History of the World, Part II‘s actual stars: Brooks, Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll, and Ike Barinholtz. They also served as writers and executive producers alongside David Stassen.
Their star-studded eight-episode, four-night event series kicks off at Hulu on March 6. If you’re one of the three or four funny people in Hollywood not on the show, we get it if you don’t want to watch. But we definitely will. We’ve waited 40 years to find out the rest of the world’s history.
Maybe that’s just how long they needed to find enough comedians to tell it.