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Up against Trump news cycle, ‘Hamilton’s’ Lin-Manuel Miranda won't give up his shot on 'SNL'

Up against Trump news cycle, ‘Hamilton’s’ Lin-Manuel Miranda won't give up his shot on 'SNL'

Whatever your feelings about either presidential candidate or “Saturday Night Live’s” political comedy acumen, the show itself has been fundamentally hobbled in the year since executive producer Lorne Michaels had Donald Trump on to host.

Even so, there was some anticipation about how “SNL” would tackle what had become, only a day earlier, the biggest story of Trump’s campaign so far. Twenty-four hours is a tight window to write something — anything — of satiric quality about the 2005 hot mic audio caught by “Access Hollywood,” wherein Trump was heard talking about women, specifically their bodies and what he was...

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