With employment ranging from a paperboy to an umpire, DeVine had plenty of experience to draw on for the workplace based comedy. Here are just a couple that inspired him…
“I did telemarketing for years, starting at the age of 16, just selling steak knives to old people … not only did I get telemarketing experience, I also got to work on my impersonations,” DeVine revealed.
The charismatic star also dished on being a camera salesman. “They put me in the tripod section, but I got fired from the job for drinking too much water. I would go drink water so I wouldn’t have to sell tripods. That was the most slacker gig I had.”
DeVine, who also played lead Treblemaker ‘Bumper’ in the movie ‘Pitch Perfect,’ even worked as an announcement guy at a supermarket.
“I would make them really dramatic: Mmmm. What is that succulent smell seeping from the deli? That’s the minestrone. I would say things like that in weird voices, which would really creep people out.”
“I would actually work on my announcements. Comedy doesn’t come out of nowhere for a person, so I brought comedy to all of my jobs,” he recalled.
‘Workaholics’ airs Tuesdays at 10.30pm on Comedy Central New Zealand.
Written by Miranda Boyce
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