Hear Lin-Manuel Miranda do a drunk freestyle rap on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
By now, pretty much everyone is obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash Hamilton, but the show that Miranda himself can’t get enough of is the long-running improv comedy podcast Comedy Bang! Bang!.
Miranda has made his fandom for the podcast clear in various Twitter interactions with its host Scott Aukerman, and comedians who frequent the show like Ben Schwartz and Paul F. Tompkins.
Miranda has even tweeted along with some of Comedy Bang! Bang!‘s popular bits and in-jokes, such as the phrase “Heynongman.”
While Miranda has yet to be on the podcast or IFC television show of the same name, his voice did make a brief appearance in Thursday’s new episode of the podcast. Aukerman and Schwartz talk about seeing Hamilton together, and then reveal that Miranda sent them both a drunken freestyle rap on voicemail immediately after New Year’s Eve.
In his “first drunken freestyle of 2016” (does that mean there are more?), Miranda drops references to Star Wars and the Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along, in which he once starred. Listen to the full drunken freestyle below at the 45-minute mark.