My First Job

1 season, 10 episodes

Stars, they’re just like us—cluelessly suffering through crappy first times. No, not that first time, we’re talking about their first real jobs. From Matthew McConaughey on armadillo duty to Seth Meyers on sandwich deliveries, see what today’s leading men did before they were famous

Season 1

Entertainment

We know and love him as Erlich on HBO’s Silicon Valley (and as the voiceover on Mucinex commercials), but in a previous life comedian and actor T.J. Miller earned a living by working as a promo dude for Old Style beer

Celebrities

We all have to start somewhere, including Mad Men's Jon Hamm. Our April 2015 cover star reminisces about his first paying gig as a dishwasher where he was a big believer in “kind of” getting the job done

Celebrities

Long before he landed his new gig as host of “The Late Late Show,” James Corden used to work as a waiter at an Italian restaurant in his native England. But instead of taking home extra food, the then-17-year-old Brit used to steal alcohol from work to make sure none of his friends ever went thirsty

Humor

It’s not easy when you’re first starting out in NYC and nobody knows that more than Eric Andre. The comedian and actor tells us about his first job working as a driver for a doggie day care service where he was surrounded by a “tornado of shit and piss." Good thing he didn't last more than 24 hours

Humor

When he was an up-and-coming comedian in New York, Jason Mantzoukas was cast on a roommate prank reality show for Comedy Central. Unsuspecting potential roommates thought they were getting an amazing deal on an amazing apartment, only to find out the current roommates, including Mantzoukas, were batshit crazy. The League star explains how the seemingly light-hearted show went from funny to soul-crushing.

Humor

When he was a young kid himself, John Mulaney worked as a camp counselor watching after children not much younger than himself. He made a lot of memories—making enemies with a kid named Ezra, throwing up on a bus and blaming it on one of his campers, and making a whopping $800 in one summer

Celebrities

In 1962 Donald Sutherland went on his first film audition, which he was positive he nailed. The next day, instead of a call from his agent he received a call from the film’s producer, writer, and director. The trio was so blown away by his performance they wanted to personally tell him the big (not-quite-what-he-was-expecting) news

Celebrities

He stole your girlfriends’ hearts in numerous rom-coms, he impressed you in Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective, but what was McConaughey’s first foray into the working world? Our November 2014 cover star got his start at the Oak Forest Country Club in Texas, where he filled two major roles: manning the sand traps in the early morning and taking out armadillos with a .22 at night

Humor

Remember when your substitute teacher threw on a movie and called it a day? For Harley Morenstein of the hit web-series-turned-TV-show Epic Meal Time, the movie cop-out was not the case. Find what prank he pulled on his students during his first job as a substitute teacher

Celebrities

Reeking of onions and driving around while listening to Michael Caine's autobiography on tape isn't the most appealing of jobs, but when you're in high school and getting paid, who cares? S.N.L. alum and Emmys host Seth Meyers tells us about his first gig as a sandwich delivery guy in New England