May 18, 2016


Larry David: 'Hamilton' Is Huge Because of White People Trying to Be 'Hip'

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While the rest of the world is obsessed with the Broadway musical Hamilton, Larry David is throwing his signature cynicism at all the hype.

Sure, Hamilton is sold out until the end of time and has 16 Tony nominations—not to mention creator Lin-Manuel Miranda just landed the cover of Complex—but the Curb Your Enthusiasm mastermind is saying that the success of the show was boosted by white people trying to be cool.

“Yeah, Hamilton—it was pretty amazing,” David said on the Mike Lupica Show podcast. Here's his issue though:

“I have a feeling there are a lot of white people who are saying they are completely blown away, even though they didn't really understand half of the things the people on stage were saying. They just want to solidify their liberal bona fides and how cool they are: ‘Yeah, I love Hamilton. Yeah, I get it. I'm hip.’”

Oh, yeah, Larry, don't forget about that Pulitzer that Hamilton won...

Listen to Fuse's Back of the Class podcast, where we discuss the mixtape that Hamilton has spawned: