Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings ‘SNL’ Monologue – WATCH VIDEO
Lin-Manuel Miranda opened his “SNL” monologue by saying his show “Hamilton” was about two conniving, scheming politicians, like today. He then broke into song about not throwing away his shot to sing on the show. See the video below of Miranda’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue.
Miranda began by saying it was a dream as a kid to be on “SNL.” He then said it takes years to do a Broadway show and then be asked to be on the sketch comedy show, and so he was “going to throw away my shot.” And with that, he broke into a song about his time on “Saturday Night Live” and Donald Trump that was a parody of the “Hamilton” song “My Shot.”
This marks Miranda’s very first time hosting “Saturday Night Live.” Last week, however, during the season premiere of the sketch comedy show, Miranda was mocked in a parody of the “Family Feud,” which pitted Donald Trump’s supporters and advisers and Hillary Clinton’s team. In the bit, Miranda was part of Clinton’s “family,” and played by Cecily Strong who wore a fake goatee.
It’s been a big year for Miranda. His musical Hamilton was nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards, of which it won 11, including “Best Musical” and “Best Score,” in addition to several technical and acting trophies. Check out the video below of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “SNL” monologue in which he sings a new version of “My Shot.”