Goodbye, Hamilton. Hello, Freestyle Love Supreme.
After Lin-Manuel Miranda takes his final bow on Broadway this summer, fans won’t have to go far to get their fix of the actor’s impressive rapping skills. Miranda, 36, is set to appear alongside his improv group Freestyle Love Supreme in a new musical improv show of the same name to air on NBC’s new online comedy platform Seeso.
The show is based on a series of live performances in which FLS get cues and inspiration from the audience and turn them into nonstop, hip-hop-infused musical riffs and numbers.
In this exclusive video, Miranda and fellow FLS member Chris Sullivan (aka Shockwave) discuss how one of their popular segments “Mic check” originated during their early days performing in various comedy clubs.
“I think it started out of necessity,” explains Miranda. “It was a good way for us to actually check the sound of our microphones while flexing our brains and sort of testing out the room, testing out suggestions, showing the audience that we were really making it up as we go along.”
“It kind of became a great way of introducing the audience to who we were,” he continued. “We’re going to get one word and we’re going to just do it based on what you say.”
The episodes will stream exclusively on Seeso beginning on June 23.