I'm the real Moe

Rich Hall inspired Simpsons character

Stand-up Rich Hall has confirmed rumours that The Simpsons barman Moe is based on him.

The show’s creator, Matt Groening, has told Hall that the gravel-voiced misanthrope was based on his grumpy stage demeanour inspired

Hall, an American who divides his time between Montana and London, told The Sun: ‘I suspected that Moe was based on me because I used to write with George Meyer back when he was one of the original writers on the show.

‘Matt Groening was a fan of my stuff. Other people said, “You look and sound just like Moe.”

‘Then Matt confirmed it. It’s an honour, once you get over the shock of seeing yourself as a horrible, yellow caricature.’

Published: 24 Sep 2007

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