By way of Wilmington.
That's where Mark Roberts earned his SAG card for a scene in episode 5 of HBO's "Eastbound & Down" the show created and written by former NC School of the Arts students.
It's a small role (but are there any small roles?) yet Roberts was good enough, he says, to beat a guy with an ascot for the part. Roberts plays a starter at a triathalon (he gets to shoot a starter pistol), he has a bright blue megaphone and he bellows "Contestants, it's time to take your starting positions. On your mark, get set ...."
Roberts recreated this scene for me and trust me, he's brilliant.
HBO re-airs the episode tonight at 9.