Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Drunk History' of Alexander Hamilton Is Perfect

Published On 11/30/2016 Published On 11/30/2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda Does Hamilton Drunk History
Comedy Central

“How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor grow up to be a hero and a scholar?"

Most of us won't get to see a Hamilton performance without selling both kidneys, but the next-best thing just dropped: Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and (former) star of the Broadway hit, hosted the new episode of Drunk History's fourth season, and it's all about the dude on the $10 bill.

Starring Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat as Hamilton, the episode charts the Founding Father's rise and fall, and even features guest appearances by Questlove and Chris Jackson, the latter of whom played George Washington in the musical's original Broadway cast. It's everything you've come to love about Drunk History, with the added bonus of being narrated by a dude who won the MacArthur "Genius Grant."

Miranda originally dashed fans' hopes of a Drunk History Hamilton appearance in a tweet back in December, pointing out that the very first episode of the show actually covered the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr:

Fortunately for all of us, that turned out to be untrue. Check out a clip from the show below, then head over to Comedy Central for the full Hamilton episode.

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Gianni Jaccoma is an author for Thrillist, and he was stone cold sober while writing about this video. Find him on Twitter @gjaccoma



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