‘How hard could it be to write a hip-hop musical?’
On Monday, Comedy Central released a sneak peek at season 4 of Inside Amy Schumer, which includes a sketch starring Schumer, her sister and fellow Hamilton fanatic Kim Caramele, and Lin-Manuel Miranda himself.
Schumer told Entertainment Weekly that the sketch was inspired by her sister’s real-life obsession with the hit musical.
“It’s actually a problem,” she said. “She’ll put the soundtrack on at any, sometimes inappropriate time.”
One morning, when the sisters were walking to work, Caramele began to sing “I’m not throwing away my mop” to the tune of Hamilton‘s “My Shot.” And thus the idea for Betsy Ross, a Hamilton-inspired musical, was born.
As you may have guessed from the lyrics, the sketch is a whole lot goofier and off-key than its source material. But it is a pleasure to watch.
Like any Hamilton devotee, Caramele was thrilled that Miranda agreed to be a part of the show: “He said yes and I thought he was kidding,” she said. “He couldn’t have been nicer and more game. He has so few hours free! I was so grateful he was there.”
So are we!
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