Lin-Manuel Miranda is mad. How dare Billy Epstein (Billy Eichner) tell people that any show is superior to Hamilton? Well, he does in this clip from season 2 of Hulu’s original series Difficult People, and Miranda is not having it. In the latest teaser, Lin-Manuel and Billy will come head-to-head in a battle of wits.
“Lin-Manuel Miranda endorsed our show; his quote is right there on the flyer,” Billy —with Julie Klausner by his side— tells some Hamilton fans trying to get tickets to the show .
“Who is Lin-Manuel Miranda? We want to see Hamilton,” the fan replies.
When Miranda confronts Billy for making up the quote, he boldly attempts to get tickets to Miranda’s Tony Award-winning production.
In season two, Julie and Billy continue to search for fame, to diminishing returns. Billy embarks on the journey of finding a boyfriend while Julie tries her best to avoid a deeper commitment to Arthur and not become her mother. Julie and Billy continue to have contempt for the world around them while remaining loyal to each other, and, as they get in their own way, learn no lessons.
Difficult People returns to Hulu July 12.