It’s unfortunate The Graham Norton Show doesn’t air in the US, because it’s easily one of the best interview television programs ever. When you mix a group of celebrities with alcohol and the UK’s looser censorship rules on cussing and lewdness, only greatness occurs. When you go to a festival, what are two things you always check for before you leave? Most people would say phone and wallet (including ID). When you’re a celebrity, especially in the case of 62-year-old Tom Hanks, the ID becomes more of a formality. Still, that didn’t stop a stickler for the rules at Stagecoach from giving Hanks a beer when he tried to get one without his government issued identification.
“[…] at about 1:10, I decided to go get myself a frosty cold one. And I went up and said ‘Hi, how you doin?’ I give them a couple seconds to let the H-bomb drop… ‘Tom Hanks!’ ‘Hi how are you, nice to see you, could I have a draw please?’ ‘Oh yeah sure, could we see your ID bracelet?’” Hanks replied: “First of all, you know my name, and secondly, I’d like a beer,” to which he was told: “Well we can’t sell you a beer without proof of ID.”
“I said, ‘Look, not only am I who you think I am, I’m also 62 god damn years old,’” Hanks told Norton.
Watch the clip from the show below.
Photo via Dick Thomas Johnson from Tokyo, Japan