Lin-Manuel Miranda gets adorably enthused about Alexander Hamilton while sober. Come on, he wrote a whole musical about the guy. Now imagine how jazzed he becomes when drunk. Thankfully, the wondering will soon cease. According to Comedy Central, Miranda will appear, wasted, on the upcoming season of Drunk History to talk about Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Will he rap? Probably!
Comedy Central has not announced who will be playing the political rivals, but if Leslie Odom Jr. isn’t involved that’s a serious missed opportunity. Miranda is a longtime fan of Drunk History, professing his love back in 2013 before he was a Pulitzer Prize-winning phenomenon. Back in December, Miranda responded to a Twitter query about whether he’d be on the show by saying: “Hamilton was the first story ever told on Drunk History. I’d have to get drunk and tell you something else.” His appearance was teased just a couple months later by creator Derek Waters on Instagram.
As for other, more esoteric, topics that will be covered this season, the network revealed that Paget Brewster will relay the tale of Eleanor Roosevelt and Soviet soldier Lyudmila Pavlichenko, played by Busy Philipps and Mae Whitman, respectively. Meanwhile Allan McLeod will educate us about the actors William Macready and Edwin Forrest, who will be personified by Jack McBrayer and David Koechner. Billie Joe Armstrong and Dave Grohl will also show up, as will Ronda Rousey and Liev Schreiber.
Season four of Drunk History premieres September 27.