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Let’s Talk: The Ben and Morey Show

— by on September 17th, 2015

What can you do with an English major from Washington and Lee University? Ben Oddo and Morey Hill, 2012 graduates of W&L, have put their skill with words to use as hosts of a new late-night-talk-show at Centennial Park Black Box Theatre, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Both have day jobs: Morey works for a public relations firm, and Oddo works for a digital TV start-up. Their act caught the attention of Nashville Scene, which profiled the two in its online publication. “We are kind of goofy guys and like to entertain an audience,” said Morey. “We have a good bit of natural repartee — chemistry — between the two of us. But also, there’s a lot of cool stuff going on in Nashville, and I think almost anyone has a story, whether it’s the mayor or the cook from Brown’s Diner.”

The Ben & Morey Show, a weekly talk-variety show, has a band (Dr. Soul’s Wholly Funk Band), and they’ve hosted recent mayoral candidate Charles Robert Bone, media executive Rex Hammock, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s Denice Hicks, Music City Burlesque’s Freya West, cartoon producer David Campbell (Doug), Santa (of Santa’s Pub), Hippie Radio’s Chris Lucky, marionette artist Phillip Huber, attorney David King and film producer Coke Sams.

Right now, the show is a live theater production, but a website and live streaming are in the works. Check out their show’s promotional video on YouTube.

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