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LAist's latest contributor, Kevin Kelly, caught a performance of MacHomer on 1/29/2005 at Pepperdine University.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Rich Little and Frank Gorshin have apparently channeled (or sold) their mimicry talents to Montreal-born Rick Miller, impressionist and genius behind the wonder that is "MacHomer."

Rick has taken Shakespeare's Macbeth and worked it into a contemporary take on the tale using almost every Simpson's character in the process. He impersonates everyone from Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (in the role of Murderer #1) to Moe Szyslak (as Witch #2) with spot-on accuracy. The title role falls, of course, to doughnut wielding Homer Simpson, and follows his trials and tribulations as he tries to take the crown by murdering his King, Duncan (played by Charles Montgomery Burns).

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Through the clever use of a video screen, puppets, and a starkly set
stage, Miller amazes as he jumps from one role to the next in the blink of an eye. To bulk up the production (possibly because of the short running time), Miller closes with the entire cast singing "We Are the World". He also bounds back onto the stage for an encore by performing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" as "The 25 Most Annoying Voices in Rock and Roll", where he skewers everyone from Tom Waits to Mick Jagger, to Meatloaf with eerily accurate aural (and visual) impersonations.

There's no business like d'oh business!