Video: Couple Tells Story Of How They Met In Hilarious 'Drunk History'-Style Sketch
While many couples tell a rosy and cute version of how they met—and others stage movie-inspired engagements—one L.A. couple decided to drunkenly recreate their story in a hilarious video.
With the help of talented friends, Justin Willman and Jillian Sipkins created a clever Drunk History-style video to share their meet-cute tale with their wedding guests. In the Comedy Central show that inspired the couple—in case you've missed it—an inebriated comedian attempts to narrate a historical event while actors lip synch and act out the sloppy version of the story to typically absurd results. Similarly, Willman and Sipkins are filmed throwing back plenty of booze to tell how they met, while their friends recreate the events, complete with slurred speech and fuzzy details.
To kick off their own drunk history, Willman and Sipkins astoundingly polish off a bottle of whiskey, two bottles of wine and half a bottle of vodka, according to their video. They then start their tale when they first set eyes on each other in 2012. Willman, a comedian and magician, was performing at Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity event along with other performers that included Aziz Ansari, Bruno Mars and Jack Black, all of which are played by the couple's friends. Sipkins, a photographer, was assigned to cover the event, and while she's initially suspicious about the bow-tied magician, nonetheless, a connection was made.
It wasn't until six months later, however, that they actually met when Sipkins ran into Willman at a launch party for The Nerdist podcast. But, unlike what you might find in a romantic comedy, the couple still didn't get together right away. “And I know what you’re thinking,” Willman explains in the video. “Wow… right after that moment, they fell madly in love, went home that night, made out, and had some… some safe sex. But nope, we didn’t. We didn’t actually at all. We didn’t talk to each other for another year?”
Ultimately it took a "brilliant" post-Coachella Instagram exchange of comments for the couple to really connect. After many more drinks, the couple continue their tale with an encounter at a performance by Willman at the Magic Castle, another "cute" bow-tie, some vaguely remembered magic tricks, and a text exchange that ultimately led to the couple falling for each other over a sushi dinner. Well, sort of. "We'll never forget that night. When was that?" William slurs. "I forget," concludes Sipkins.
When the couple showed the video to their wedding guests at their rehearsal dinner, not surprising, the crowd enjoyed it. “It went over better than we ever expected,” Willman tells BuzzFeed. “Even grandma, who we were worried wouldn’t get it, was raving.”
And like their video, the couple's wedding photos they shared on Instagram also have plenty of flair as well.