NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) — Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda guest hosted this weekend’s edition of Saturday Night Live.
For his opening monologue, the Hamilton creator re-wrote the lyrics for his Broadway show’s breakout song “My Shot” to reflect what he planned to do that night on SNL. He also sang about current presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
After promising to “go for broke” in several sketches, he went on to rap: “And, yes, I’m right in my element. Who knew that Hamilton would be so topically relevant?
“The way these grand-standing candidates be talking, they’re just a tweet away from facing off in Weehauken. They keep brawling. D- and RNC keep falling. I like it better when its McKinnon v. Baldwin. And so we thicken the plot, stirring the pot…”
He sang as he walked down a hall in SNL‘s New York studio, looking at photos of past cast members and guest hosts.
“Tonight, I’m finally earning my spot on this wall, in this hall, and I’m getting a piece of it. Like Miley, Schumer, Tracey Morgan and this piece…” he said, covering his mouth with his hand as he looked at a portrait of past guest emcee Trump.
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