Considering that “hot dog-lipped gangster” Al Capone made his name smuggling alcohol, it’s appropriate that his story has been given the Drunk History treatment. In the clip below, comedy writer Tommy Blacha sips from a giant bottle of liquor while expounding on Capone’s rise through Chicago’s organized crime scene, his subsequent incarceration for tax evasion, and his eventual death from syphilis. Which, in Blacha’s account, involved a lot of pus dripping from his orifices and eating his insides.
Click here for this week’s full episode, featuring three stories from Chicago—the boozy city.