If you’re like me, you probably didn’t get a chance to see Lin-Manuel Miranda play Alexander Hamilton in the highly popular Broadway musical Hamilton because it was (and still is) sold out for months and the resale market was astronomically expensive.
Well, for those who couldn’t go, we got the next best thing. Miranda was on Comedy Central’s Drunk History to drunkenly retell some stories about Alexander Hamilton that he wasn’t able to put in the musical. The entire episode is worth a watch but specifically, Miranda detailed Hamilton’s close knit partnership with George Washington during the Revolutionary War.
In another clip, Miranda tells a story that kind of gives us a glimpse into Hamilton’s way of thinking. After being accused of embezzlement, Hamilton instead admits to having an affair to get rid of the embezzling rumors because Hamilton thought embezzling was worse. Even though Hamilton’s friends were trying to tell him that the late 1700’s public will view adultery a lot worse than embezzlement.
Drunk History isn’t the only thing Lin-Manuel Miranda has done post-Hamilton. Miranda is going to produce a film and TV version of The Kingkiller Chronicle where he will also compose music and songs as well as the possibility for a stage version.