Lin-Manuel Miranda Did Not Throw Away His Shot As SNL HostBy Danielle Dieterich | October 9, 2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda took hosting SNL very seriously. In his words, "It takes seven years to write a show, so I don't know when I'm going to be back here. So I am not throwing away my shot."
And he didn't. He used his time as host to perform a musical number, do a sketch in Spanish and get in some digs at Donald Trump.
But is anyone really surprised it went well? Miranda is one of the most successful people in theater — of course he knows how to work a stage. And the audience members were certainly set up to like him: He brought them pizza. Everybody loves free pizza.
Miranda also got a lot of love from his friends and family leading up to the show.
... Maybe too much love?
PLEASE CHILL. Y'ALL KILLING MY DATA. pic.twitter.com/pc0HWvy3oK— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 9, 2016
So, bad news for his data plan but good news for his ego. Congrats, Miranda.