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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Give Hamilton the ‘Drunk History’ Treatment

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Give Hamilton the ‘Drunk History’ Treatment: Comedy Central

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After writing and starring in a Broadway hit about the previously obscure Founding Father, you might have thought that Lin-Manuel Miranda was done talking about Alexander Hamilton. But this heady mixture of booze, Alia Shawkat and Comedy Central would prove you wrong. Miranda spent the entirety of last night’s episode of Drunk History retelling the story of the man who created both the U.S. Coast Guard and the New York Post.

It wasn’t just Miranda who reunited with Hamilton for the special edition of the show; the duel between Alexander and rival Aaron Burr had been the subject of the first Drunk History video back in 2007:

To celebrate this weird coincidence, the full-length Hamilton Drunk History left nothing on the table: it gender-swapped Hamilton and Burr, with Arrested Development’s Shawkat and Aubrey Plaza taking on the roles; it race-swapped Washington, with Fargo’s Bokeem Woodbine playing the President; it even brought in Dave Grohl to be outraged as history’s most kick-ass unnamed Congressman.

At the heart of it all, though, was a man who’ll forever be linked with Alexander Hamilton finding new ways to tell his story—which, in this case, meant more swearing and Facetiming Questlove of the Roots because, really, wouldn’t you want to do the same while drunk if you could?

For those who missed the episode, you can catch it on Comedy Central’s website.

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