So much for that Hamilton boycott. The Broadway show continues to break records since calling out Mike Pence, and though creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is no longer in the cast, he’s continued to rep its message and its titular Founding Father. Since July’s Comic Con, we knew he’d be narrating an Alexander Hamilton-themed segment in the new season of Drunk History, and Tuesday night (Nov. 29) that episode finally premiered.
Drunk off of Tennessee Whiskey, Miranda explained some of the more noteworthy moments of Hamilton’s life — how he teamed up with George Washington during the Revolutionary War, an affair that threatened his public reputation, and other historical tidbits. Pitchfork points out that Dave Grohl made an appearance, as does Questlove, who interrupts Miranda’s narration at one point for a FaceTime chat. Aubrey Plaza, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, and David Wain also appear. We’ve got some first-hand background on the episode, too. Back in July, The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Drunk History creator Derek Waters about what it was like to work with Lin-Manuel on the star-studded episode.
You’ll need a Comedy Central subscription to watch the whole thing online, but you can catch a couple drunken clips below.