Latitude 2009

Countdown To Latitude: Rich Hall

Michael Bonner

You might wonder what connects the bucolic charm of Latitude, snuggled there in the Suffolk countryside, to Springfield, Matt Goening’s fictional burb in The Simpsons.

Wonder no longer, because UNCUT is delighted to learn that Rich Hall – the American comedian who regularly brightens up panel shows Have I Got News For You, QI and Never Mind The Buzzcocks – was the inspiration for none other than Moe Szyslak, the entrepreneurial owner of Homer’s local, Moe’s Tavern. We are honoured, indeed, to welcome him to the Comedy Arena.

Admired for his grouchy, deadpan delivery during his stand up, Hall also masquerades as redneck country singer Otis Lee Crenshaw. And if we’re fortunate Hall might slip into character and rattle off a couple of Otis’ much-loved standards, “Do You Remember? (Well I Don't ‘Cos I was Drunk)” or “She Calls It Stalking, I Call It Selective Walking”.
We’ll see…


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