Eliza Skinner: Rip Your Heart Out
The Room Where It’s Happening: A Hamilton Fan Podcast #29 February 27, 2017
Comedian and writer Eliza Skinner (The Late Late Show with James Corden) started her career in New York City’s improv scene where she hosted a rap improv battle for comedians. She often shared the bill (and basement venue) with Lin-Manuel Miranda and his group Freestyle Love Supreme. Though she’s embraced comedy and hip hop as an adult, Eliza grew up enmeshed in the world of musical theatre. She joins Travon and Mike to explain why she prefers sad, “rip your heart out songs” songs in musicals over comedy numbers. Plus, a tearful rendition of “Stay Alive (Reprise).”
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