Dan Harmon shows Beethoven (Jack Black) his wiki entry
Great Minds Dan Harmon Jack Black

The History Channel has two new short-form comedy series, both of which debuted today and can be seen online. The first is Great Minds with Dan Harmon, which features the Community and Rick and Morty mastermind and Harmontown podcast host interacting with historical figures who are summoned via his sidekick Spencer's time-travel device. The first 10-minute episode features Jack Black as Ludwig Van Beethoven, and its pretty hilarious.

They also have The Crossroads of History, which features Paul Scheer, Elizabeth Shapiro and Josh Fadem who visit famous historical figures at a crucial early point in their lives. The premiere episode, visits Adolf Hitler when he was just a failed painter, and posits that if he hadn't been rejected for art school he might have ended up on a different career path.

Watch both shows, which are part of a block called Night Class on the History Channell, below. Night Class airs Thursdays at 11:30 PM on The History Channel.


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