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Watch Billy Eichner Parade Lin-Manuel Miranda Around New York City

Comedian uses ‘Hamilton’ star to bring joy to unsuspecting strangers

Billy Eichner shepherded Lin-Manuel Miranda around the streets of New York, bringing joy and confusion to passersby in the latest installment of Billy On the Street.

Eichner enlisted Miranda for a game called “Is Anybody Happy?” and attempted to use the Hamilton star to cheer up strangers in these dark, depressing times. The pair found plenty of success as they ran into one woman who was listening to the Hamilton soundtrack and another who’d coincidentally contributed some Garfield fan-art to a recent 40th anniversary collection that Miranda wrote the forward for.

Of course Eichner also threw some chaos into the proceedings. He scolded a filmmaker, chastised a woman for not being on Twitter and loudly informed one woman that Meryl Streep was among Miranda’s co-stars in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel. The clip ended with Eichner approaching a man while chanting, “Love is love is love,” a reference to a sonnet Miranda read after winning a Tony. Whether or not the man knew where the line was from, he joined Eichner and Miranda in the hypnotic chant, which continued until Miranda peeled off and Eichner abruptly barked at him, “Where’d you go?”

Billy On the Street ended its run on TruTV in February 2017, though the show is now being produced as a short-form web series by the ride-sharing company Lyft. Along with Miranda, the latest slate of clips have featured Tiffany Haddish and Emma Stone.

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