Enjoy the day off with an irreverent historical comedy show, or settle in for a 24-hour marathon on TCM.
HISTORICAL ROASTS Stream on Netflix. Consider this new comedy series a history lesson for millennials that swaps the booze in “Drunk History” for scathing roasts. The comic Jeff Ross invites A-list comedians to dress up as historical figures who he then mocks under the made-up title of Roastmaster General of the Union Army. With the exception of Hitler (Gilbert Gottfried), the guests in the hot seat play people that Ross considers heroes, such as Anne Frank, Cleopatra and Muhammad Ali. On the surface, the show is about poking fun. But during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” Ross said there’s a little more to it than that: “People have to remember these stories.” He also took a jab at Abraham Lincoln: “Yeah, Abe. You should have tried emancipating that mole from your cheek!”