Taran Killam
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December 14, 2016 04:25 PM

From Studio 8H to the Great White Way.

Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam is making his Broadway debut with the stage’s hottest musical: Hamilton.

According to a press release, Killam, 34, will portray King George III in the hit show starting Jan. 17, taking over for Rory O’Malley. King George was first played off-Broadway by Brian d’Arcy James and on Broadway by Jonathan GroffGirls star Andrew Rannells later took on the role.

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Killam already appears familiar with the show’s content. Earlier this year, he stopped by the Richard Rodgers Theatre to entertain Ham4Ham ticket lottery-goers with his own version of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” centered around Alexander Hamilton “facts.” (According to Killam, Hamilton’s favorite Kardashian was Khloé – who knew!?)

Killam was surprisingly let go from the cast ahead of Saturday Night Live‘s current season.

In addition to Hamilton, the comedian is set to star in a new Showtime comedy anthology series that focuses on a newly divorced man who got married at a young age and is now trying to navigate a much-changed, complicated dating world.

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