Meet Jack McBrayer

From Hotline’s “Friday Feature“:

    Jack McBrayer is the over-eager “Kenneth the Page” on NBC’s “30 Rock.” He has performed with Second City in Chicago as well as comedy clubs in NY and L.A. You can also catch him in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” And be sure to check out next week’s “30 Rock,” which includes cameos from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Tucker Carlson (NBC, THU, 9:30 pm). But today McBrayer is our Friday Feature:

    Where’s your hometown? What was it like growing up there?

    I grew up in Macon, Georgia. It was great. None of our schools had air-conditioning, so they would cancel school if it got too hot, and then they would cancel school if it got too cold (because the pipes would freeze up). When I was fifteen years old, my family moved to Conyers, Georgia, right outside Atlanta. Conyers is famous for some interesting things: we had a lady who saw the Virgin Mary on the side of her barn every month; we had a school shooting one month after Columbine; we had a syphilis epidemic among 13, 14, and 15-year olds (long after I had left, for the record). Also, Dakota Fanning is from there.

    What was your first job?

    My first job was at Kafko Pool Manufacturing, Inc. We made the blue vinyl liners for swimming pools. It was a hot, un-air-conditioned factory staffed primarily by women. I was making minimum wage, which was $4.25/hr. The next summer they gave me a raise to $5.00/hr, and I thought I was Donald Trump.

    What’s your most embarrassing on-the-job moment? (Or as embarrassing as you’d like to reveal?)

    I was waiting tables in Conyers at a restaurant called Po’ Folks. I didn’t realize that I had split my pants until a customer pulled me over and let me know. We didn’t have a sewing kit, so I had to staple my pants back together.

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