Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Drunk History' Appearance Will Basically Be A Funnier Version Of 'Hamilton'
Musical composer/auteur/genius Lin-Manuel Miranda's departure from the titular role of the musical he wrote, Hamilton, was a hard blow for audiences to stomach. Now we'd never see the man who wrote the role in the role, exactly as the character was meant to be played. However, still your tears for a moment, because it turns out Lin-Manuel Miranda isn't as over Hamilton as we thought. Lin-Manuel Miranda will appear on Drunk History in an episode that will reportedly handle some very familiar themes — namely, the rivalry between founding father of the United States, Alexander Hamilton, and eventual Vice President Aaron Burr. As the title of the show suggests, he will be relating this classic while enjoying some sweet, sweet hooch.
If you haven't seen Hamilton (and that's fine, me neither, but there's a soundtrack you should be listening to here), you might not be familiar with the show's plot. It handles the rise of consummate outsider Alexander Hamilton, who was born in the West Indies, from nobody to becoming George Washington's right hand man. No spoilers, but, if you don't want to know the ending, don't Wikipedia Hamilton or Burr or have an in-depth knowledge of American history, okay? And if you're really down to hear the story directly from Miranda's mouth, you no longer need to construct a time machine and buy a ticket to an earlier performance of Hamilton.
No, no. He'll be doing basically the exact same thing only via conversation, not song, on Season 4 of Drunk History. And you don't have all that long to wait. Season 4 launches on Comedy Central on September 27 at 10 p.m. E.T. and, if you're into the whole celebrity-talking-about-history-drunk thing (and if not, are you allergic to fun?), then Season 4's going to be a real doozy of a series.
They've got the following lined up: my own personal idol Aubrey Plaza, younger-sister-of-Mary-Kate-and-Ashley Elizabeth Olsen, Dave Grohl, a few of your favorite Arrested Development thesps like Michael Cera, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman as well as Rachel Bilson, Josh Charles, Kat Dennings, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Ronda Rousey, Busy Philipps and Liev Schreiber.
Probably the nicest part of this news for me is that it suggests that Lin-Manuel Miranda, MacArthur genius award winner and all-round superstar, is not so different from you or I. Sure, he's got a whole bunch of new projects lined up, from Disney's new princess flick Moana to live action sequel Mary Poppins Returns, but ultimately, he isn't quite over Hamilton yet. Let's hope he's using his summer holidays like we all are: to listen to Hamilton on loop and to serenade himself in the shower. "Talk less...smile more."