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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#2
Posted: 9/28/16 at 10:23am

This is MAJOR!! Can't wait.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#3
Posted: 9/28/16 at 10:24am

If his previous attempts at "comedy" are any indication, this broadcast will be a snoozefest. Not looking forward to it.. 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#4
Posted: 9/28/16 at 10:26am

Lin-Manuel Miranda and twenty one pilots! So hype! 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#5
Posted: 9/28/16 at 10:27am

Crazy crazy crazy crazy!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#6
Posted: 9/28/16 at 10:41am

That's a big deal.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#7
Posted: 9/28/16 at 10:44am

This is really going to be interesting. Yeah sure he's a Broadway darling that the media has fallen in love with too, but in terms of awareness of people that have actually seen him in anything aside from talk show appearances compared to the big stars they bring in the ratings...I suppose that the new audiences that'll bring will balance out the people that will just skip it.



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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#8
Posted: 9/28/16 at 10:48am

Just glad it isn't the opener. Not a fan of his acting.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#9
Posted: 9/28/16 at 10:53am

That's because his acting skills are nonexistent. #truthbomb

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#10
Posted: 9/28/16 at 10:58am

OMG Liza, why you gotta be such a hater. He acts well. You're a #stinkbomb

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#11
Posted: 9/28/16 at 10:59am

Having a personality known primarily for their Broadway work host SNL is incredible. He'll be great.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#12
Posted: 9/28/16 at 10:59am

Liza's Headband said: "That's because his acting skills are nonexistent. #truthbomb

Nah. This isn't a #truthbomb, it's just your opinion. Also, his 2 Tony nominations would disagree.

 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#13
Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:03am

As an actor he's got more charisma than chops, but what we're forgetting is charisma goes a long way. Even on HOUSE, he was basically playing a variation on himself, but his unique nature brought that character to life.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#14
Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:12am

Ditto @ Kad

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#15
Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:15am

darquegk said: "As an actor he's got more charisma than chops, but what we're forgetting is charisma goes a long way. Even on HOUSE, he was basically playing a variation on himself, but his unique nature brought that character to life.

 

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SNL is no HOUSE. Just to be clear. 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#16
Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:15am

Also: this is SNL, not Masterpiece Theatre. The best SNL hosts are charismatic, natural entertainers who are used to the demands of live performance and willing to put themselves out there and commit.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#17
Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:25am

And if anybody has seen recent seasons of SNL, he can only elevate the proceedings.

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Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:26am

I just really, really hope there's not more than 1 Hamilton sketch. I can see it being the opening monologue with cast and "audience" members asking for tickets, a sketch of famous people visiting backstage, a digital short about John Adams or something, etc etc.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#19
Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:28am

Can't wait!!!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#20
Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:29am

I'll be in San Francisco to see Hedwig that weekend - thank god for PVR's.   Man, I would love it if Lin rapped with Twenty One Pilots - that would be epic.

 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#21
Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:30am

nasty_khakis said: "I just really, really hope there's not more than 1 Hamilton sketch. I can see it being the opening monologue with cast and "audience" members asking for tickets, a sketch of famous people visiting backstage, a digital short about John Adams or something, etc etc."

 

Or more than 1 sketch that leads to a rap battle.

 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#22
Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:35am

Mildred Plotka said: "nasty_khakis said: "I just really, really hope there's not more than 1 Hamilton sketch. I can see it being the opening monologue with cast and "audience" members asking for tickets, a sketch of famous people visiting backstage, a digital short about John Adams or something, etc etc."

 

Or more than 1 sketch that leads to a rap battle.
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Exactly. I mean to say/imply this as well. I won't fault Miranda since the process of SNL is basically "the best of" what the writers throw at you that Lorne approves. 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#23
Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:56am
FWIW, he's on the cover of the new GQ. Almost didn't recognize him.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#24
Posted: 9/28/16 at 11:56am

Kad said: "Having a personality known primarily for their Broadway work host SNL is incredible. He'll be great."

 

^Couldn't agree more...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL#25
Posted: 9/28/16 at 12:06pm

Praying for a Kate McKinnon Hillary HAMILTON style rap battle. 

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