Questlove crashed Lin-Manuel Miranda's ‘Drunk History’ episode
Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by Comedy Central’s Drunk History on Tuesday, and, surprisingly, so did Questlove.
Hamilton star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by Comedy Central's Drunk History on Tuesday, and, surprisingly, so did Questlove.
Miranda sat down with host Derek Waters to drink heavily and relay a half-hour take on Alexander Hamilton's life story, from his childhood in the Caribbean to his death at the hands of Aaron Burr in 1804.
He got to about 1792 without interruption, when Hamilton (played by Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat) nearly had a duel with fellow Founding Father James Monroe (Tony Hale, also of Arrested Development) in the aftermath of Hamilton's affair with Maria Reynolds. Burr (Delaware native Aubrey Plaza), who would later kill Hamilton (and who was played by East Oak Lane native Leslie Odom Jr. in Miranda's musical), ultimately put the kibosh on the duel.
At that point in the story, Questlove broke the narrative with a text and a FaceTime call (which the reenactors played out). Questo could barely contain his excitement. Probably because, as he explained, for him, Drunk History led to love.
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"Yo, yo! This is the best [expletive] ever!," the Tonight Show bandleader said. "I cannot wait for this episode. My girl and I got together based on our love for Drunk History. This is awesome!"
"History has its eyes on you," Miranda sang back in response.
In the episode, Miranda also FaceTimes with Christopher Jackson, who starred in Hamilton as George Washington. A very drunk Miranda tells the Broadway star, "As long as I got a job, you got a job."
Questlove's appearance is similarly Hamilton-connected, with the Philadelphia native having most recently served as producer for the Hamilton cast album and the upcoming Hamilton Mixtape.
Watch Miranda's full Drunk History episode over at Comedy Central.