“Hamilton” creator and star-until-recently Lin-Manuel Miranda will host “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 8 — the second show of season 42.
Now the bets are on whether he’ll lampoon Donald Trump in a hip-hop skit.
NBC made the announcement Wednesday morning, and the news spread with duelist bullet speed.
The Daily Beast said: “An avowed Hillary Clinton supporter, Miranda recently turned Donald Trump’s tweets into a musical of sorts for GQ. So no one should be surprised if SNL produces as Hamilton parody called ‘Trump’ when Miranda takes the stage at Studio 8H next month.”
The Verge said: “It seems like a perfect fit given Miranda’s experience with live performance, political humor, musical satire, New York City culture, and Donald Trump skewering. Miranda has been vocal about his disdain for the Republican presidential nominee, so the news that he will host could be taken as a sign that SNL is finally ready to bring the claws out for the tail end of election season. The show stirred up controversy last year by inviting Trump to host an episode and supplying him with lame, treacly jokes.”
Variety said: “Miranda recently appeared on the cover of Variety‘s Gotham issue, and spoke about how his life has changed since the cultural and critical force of ‘Hamilton’ launched him to fame.
“When I wake up in the morning, I feel the same,” he told Variety’s Gordon Cox. “It’s really when I leave the house that’s the measure of how different the world is, coming out here and being a selfie magnet in the streets of New York City.”
I…have a bit of a week next week. ? https://t.co/nJv8I9aLzz
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 28, 2016