Mae Laborde: Fox's Ace Actress In The Hole
Have you heard of Mae Laborde? No? Well, you’ve probably seen her, at least if you have been watching Fox or cable sibling FX.
Laborde may be best known for her hilarious take on the DTV transition for a sketch on Talkshow with Spike Feresten that went viral (below), but the 98(!) year old actress has been appearing all over the tube.
As the AP reports, Mae played Vanna White 40 years in the future on MadTV and came face to face with the grim reaper on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. As usual, Mae stole the scene. She has appeared on a number of other sketches on Talkshow as well, so be sure to check those out.
Probably the most interesting about her though is the fact that she didn’t even get into the acting business until she was 93. I doubt there are any many others actors that can say that.
What made me think to write about her though was her appearance on FX comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia:
As usual, Mae stole the scene, and it shows that the material, be it tame or raunchy (and believe me, It’s Always Sunny is raunchy) Mae is down for the role.