Add “is a dignified drunk” to the list of reasons we admire (and envy) Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Having penned an epic bio-musical about the $10 founding father has made the man a master of Alexander Hamilton history. So who better to tell his tale on Comedy Central’s bonkers yet brilliant Drunk History? And in-keeping with the non-traditional casting that helped make the Broadway show such a hit, Drunk History creator Derek Waters ignored gender biases and chose Aubrey Plaza to play the worst, (Aaron) Burr, and recurring player Alia Shawkat to go full A. Ham.
In case you missed it, below are two clips that tease its glory. In the first, Hamilton is sick and tired of being Washington’s right hand man, and seeks to join the battle to rise up! Plus, Waters reveals how he got Miranda on board and the almost EGOT-winner’s “drink of choice.”
In the second, “Hamilton/oversharer” writes America’s first Penthouse letter with The Reynolds Pamphlet. (“Have you read this!?”)
Then there was a Questlove cameo.
Fun fact, it was shot at Miranda’s parents’ house.
And then there were gifs.
Okay I gotta rehearse. Love you make good choices. pic.twitter.com/bbWVN3zEzv— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 25, 2016