The Tony-winning Broadway musical Hamilton is a smash hit that recently set the record for most money grossed in a week on Broadway ($3.3 million for 8 performances in one week). The show’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has become synonymous with Alexander Hamilton since singlehandedly bringing the American political figure to the forefront of pop culture. So, you can imagine that having Miranda narrate an Alexander Hamilton-themed episode of Drunk History is a pretty big deal.
Hosted by Derek Waters, Episode 4.10 “Hamilton” of the Comedy Central show airs today, November 29 at 10:30/9:30c, and sees Miranda quite drunkenly and humorously providing a brief history of the Founding Father’s personal and political life, and his first and last meetings with Aaron Burr.
Check out a clip from the episode here below.
While Miranda provides a casual, yet informative narration of events, actors perform a reenactment of the story: Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) as Alexander Hamilton; Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) as Aaron Burr; Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo) as George Washington; and Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep) is James Monroe, with appearances by Dave Grohl and David Wain.
I got a chance to screen the episode already, and I can tell you that I thought it was one of the best in Drunk History history! Gender-swapping Hamilton and Bure worked out well here, especially considering the badass actresses they got to do it. Tony Hale is always a welcome sight, and while Dave Grohl’s part was short, it was hilarious.
Definitely tune in to Comedy Central tonight to catch Episode 4.10 “Hamilton.”
“Hamilton” musical scribe Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, his nemesis Aaron Burr and their infamous duel to the death. Featuring Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, Tony Hale, Dave Grohl, Bokeem Woodbine, and David Wain. The “Hamilton” episode premieres Tuesday, November 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
Lin-Manuel Miranda describes Hamilton’s tutelage under General Washington — and his crazy eagerness to fight in the Revolutionary War. (2:28)
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