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Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosted "SNL" And He's Not Throwing Away His Shot

“My name is Lin-Manuel, I am hosting SNL and I am not throwing away my shot."

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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted Saturday Night Live this week and his opening monologue was pretty damn impressive.

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In the lead-up to the show Miranda admitted he was nervous.

But he needn't have been because he killed it.

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Singing a SNL-inspired version of "My Shot" from his musical Hamilton, Miranda danced through the set with his very own backup dancers.

“My name is Lin-Manuel, I am hosting SNL and I am not throwing away my shot," he sang.

"Imma go for broke and do it all tonight, take a swing, pass the baton, give me the ball tonight. I got a Tony and an Emmy and a Grammy yo, what I want is a famous person cameo.”

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As he continued his way through the studio halls, Miranda rapped about earning his spot on the wall of SNL hosts “like Miley, Schumer, Tracy Morgan and this piece–."

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Pausing at Donald Trump's portrait Miranda quietly and gleefully sang "never gonna be President now."

He stopped off mid-performance for a quick chat with SNL-creator Lorne Michaels who just wanted to know where his Hamilton tickets were.

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"Oh yeah, I’ll see what I can do. no promises, though,” Miranda replied as he walked away.

"I can do a matinee," Michaels called after him. We feel you pain Lorne, we really do.

It did Lin, and it was magical!

Alicia Melville-Smith is a homepage editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Alicia Melville-Smith at alicia.melville-smith@buzzfeed.com.

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