The Who Was? Show

    Fresh voices bring some of the most famous names in history to life. A live-action sketch comedy show based on the series of best-selling books.
    Starring:Haley Tju, Adam Hochstetter, Kirrilee Berger
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    A dynamic cast of teens star, with appearances by Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Andy Daly, H. Jon Benjamin and more.


    The Who Was? Show


    The Who Was? Show

    Season 1
    Watch Gandhi & Benjamin Franklin. Episode 1 of Season 1.

    One was a revered civil rights leader; the other, a revolutionary diplomat. Both spoke truth to power and had a talent for turning words into action.

    Watch Albert Einstein & Joan of Arc. Episode 2 of Season 1.

    What does a peasant turned Catholic saint have in common with a Nobel Prize-winning scientist? Inspired thinking, for one thing. Also: awesome hair.

    Watch William Shakespeare & King Tut. Episode 3 of Season 1.

    An iconic ruler of ancient Egypt and an influential Elizabethan playwright each left behind priceless relics that earned them rock-star status.

    Watch Isaac Newton & Amelia Earhart. Episode 4 of Season 1.

    He invented a new field of mathematics, while she sent flyers soaring to new heights. Both were trailblazers in their fields who bucked convention.

    Watch Marie Antoinette & Louis Armstrong. Episode 5 of Season 1.

    The beloved king of jazz and the reviled queen of France came from different worlds. Yet both achieved royalty — and left behind a dazzling legacy.

    Watch Sacagawea & Blackbeard. Episode 6 of Season 1.

    In Shoshone, her name means “bird woman.” In English, his name means ... well ... “black beard.” One is famous, and the other is infamous.

    Watch Susan B. Anthony & Frida Kahlo. Episode 7 of Season 1.

    These two pioneering women were passionate souls who changed art and politics by doing what they loved. And sometimes wearing (gasp!) pants in public.

    Watch Marie Curie & Harry Houdini. Episode 8 of Season 1.

    She was a scientist who could speak five languages. He was an illusionist who was born to entertain. No “magic” involved — just lots of hard work.

    Watch George Washington & Marco Polo. Episode 9 of Season 1.

    It’s a tale of polar-opposite icons: one, a commanding leader known for his truthfulness; the other, a world traveler who probably told lots of lies.

    Watch Genghis Khan & George Washington Carver. Episode 10 of Season 1.

    A fierce conqueror who built an empire and a scientist who made peanuts famous? Sure, they're important. But so is Ron's birthday!

    Watch Pablo Picasso & The Wright Brothers. Episode 11 of Season 1.

    Go-getters in completely different fields had the courage to try something new. One was an artistic genius, and the other two took to the skies.

    Watch Galileo & Queen Elizabeth. Episode 12 of Season 1.

    The Renaissance sparked the rebirth of art and science. It also saw the rise of a royal icon and an astronomer who changed how people saw the world.

    Watch Julius Caesar & Bruce Lee. Episode 13 of Season 1.

    He came, he saw, he took over Who HQ. But can a famed Roman ruler conquer a martial arts master and the entire "Who Was?" cast? (With bonus bloopers!)

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    Haley TjuAdam HochstetterKirrilee BergerLilla CrawfordBentley GreenZach TimsonAndrew DalyH. Jon Benjamin

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