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Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday to talk politics, Saturday Night Live and an upcoming documentary about the show he created, Hamilton.
Fittingly falling on the same night as the vice presidential debate, Miranda came prepared with a clip of a PSA featuring a slew of famous faces including several Hamilton castmembers, Jimmy Fallon himself and President Barack Obama, all urging voters to perform their civic duty by voting in the upcoming election.
The Emmy-, Grammy-, Tony- and Pulitzer-winning mastermind also discussed the PBS documentary Hamilton’s America that will air Oct. 21. It will be a behind-the-scenes look on the making of what has become the greatest show on earth.
There also was attention paid to Miranda’s SNL hosting debut this Saturday. The actor admitted that he has been a fan of the sketch series since he was a kid and even fantasized about hosting one day. He shared the moment when he found out that SNL member Cecily Strong had been tasked with doing an impression of him.
The news came during rehearsals for Hamilton and he immediately called his wife and left the set: “I told her we have to go home, now!”
Once the serious stuff was out of the way, the fun began when Fallon urged his guest to show off his legendary free-styling skills once again, even managing to hold his own against The Roots.
Next up for the Broadway star is a leading role in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, the upcoming sequel to the beloved classic.
Watch the segment below.
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