Lin-Manuel Miranda Reworks 'Hamilton' And Gets Political In His 'SNL' Monologue

"I am not throwing away my shot."

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and it was pretty much mandatory that he perform a musical monologue. Even better, he chose to rework the song "My Shot" into an anthem about making the most of his hosting gig.

"My name is Lin-Manuel / I am hosting SNL," he sang. "And I am not throwing away my shot." It may not have been a freestyle, but we're not complaining.

Of course, he couldn't resist sneaking a little Donald Trump dig into his performance. After calling the Republican nominee a "piece of" something he doesn't quite say, he recites a line from "The Reynolds Pamphlet."

"Never gonna be president now," he mutters, most likely referring to Trump's newly revealed comments about women. It was all anyone could talk about over the weekend, and it even got the spoof treatment in the show's cold open.

But Lin-Manuel didn't leave the politics there. "And as long as I remember to vote this November / I am not throwing away my shot," he declared at the close of the song. Last week he debuted a PSA encouraging Americans to vote next month. It featured comments from Hamilton stars and politicians, including President Obama.

Watch Lin-Manuel's full monologue below:


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