The Portland-based Center for Humorism and Amusement Dynamics (CHAD) is deeply chuffed to announce the lineup for Seattle's first ever ninety-minute conference of CHAD Chats! These satirical PowerPoint Presentations from today's leading thinkers, achievers and hopers will all focus their attention on that most deserving of endangered body parts: the human brain! Powerful yet delicate, thoughtful yet squishy, human brains perform hundreds of important tasks every day, yet they have never had their own telethon … until now!
This in-depth, mirth-provoking event will feature mind-soothing beverages, mind-relaxing seats, and mind-expanding presentations from some of the most dynamic speakers who have ever lived, spoken or had brains:
- Fedora authority and skaficionado RANDAL "RANDY" TUTONE [Carson Creecy] will perform an explanation of "How to Start a Band Without Really Trying: A Brief History of Ska (Music?)";
- Internet comedy and creepy doll experts DANIELLE K.L. GREGOIRE and MITCH MITCHELL will explore the world of "Trolls in the 21 Century";
- Word magician and johnson master ELISSA BALL will delve into the important topic of "Boner Jokes: Growth Market of the Future";
- Tomato sauce guru and inanimate object PETE ZABOX [Phil Schallberger (Seattle Sketchfest, SLC Comedy Carnivale)] will present a thrilling treatise on "Real Estate and Civil Engineering";
- Plus an original motivational presentation from global inspiration pioneer LANCE BANKS [Wally Fessler & Josh Fisher] of LanceLife (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Austin SketchFest)!
- Hosts Famous Author MYKLE HANSEN and Mirth Doula WHITNEY STREED will shepherd the evening's presentations and SAVE the evening's BRAINS!
CHAD's deep experience with thought-based ideas helps us keep our finger on the pulse of the public brainspace. CHAD Chats have been featured at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SketchFest Seattle, and the Improlympia Comedy Festival at Evergreen State College. The Portland Mercury called CHAD Chats “a bonafide hoot!"
This very special infotainment program is open to brain-owners and the brain-curious ages, but seating is limited. The show starts promptly at 7:30 (doors at 7pm) on Thursday November 7th at the historic Jewelbox Theater, located at 2322 2nd Ave. Admission is $15 in advance available at CHADSeattle.brownpapertickets.com; tickets will also be available at the door.
CHAD, the Center for Humorism and Amusement Dynamics, is thrilled to announce another evening of all-new satirical PowerPoint Presentations, this time about one of the most important parts of the human mind: the brain! This special program is completely devoted to, nigh enslaved by, the grey matter that makes us matter. Join us on July 18 at 8:30pm for "Save The Brains," our fifth original conference of CHAD Chats. Mind-altering beverages will be served, mind-relaxing seats will be provided, and mind-expanding presentations will be delivered by some of the finest speakers who have ever lived, spoken or had brains:
Urban shaman and bargain hunter JASON RIZOS will reveal the secrets of "Tryptamine Reclamation from Retail Habitats";
Bizarro fiction author and cryptozoologist KIRSTEN ALENE will deliver a fascinating treatise on "Unicornicopianism: Myths and Facts";
Noted Japanese mutant pterosaur RODAN [Scott Rogers] will roar on the topic of "Mega Monsters Anonymous: Saving Cities through Art";
Comedian and undiagnosed sociopath NICK WALKER will give an enlightening presentation on "Power Point Presentations: Why They Are Slowly Killing You";
Fedora model and skaficcionado RANDAL "RANDY" TUTONE [Carson Creecy] will perform an explanation of "How to Start a Band Without Really Trying: A Brief History of Ska (Music?)";
Accomplished makeshift tent creator HOBO TOM [Philip Schallberger] will exude his seminal work "Hobo Tom's Guide to Fighting Robots in Your Dreams."
Famous Author MYKLE HANSEN and Fameless Comedian WHITNEY STREED will host the evening's infortainment and SAVE the evening's BRAINS!
At CHAD, we have your mind's best interests at heart! Show starts at 8:30pm (doors at 8) on Thursday July 18 at The Jack London Bar, located at 529 SW 4th Ave in the basement of the Rialto Poolroom. Admission is $7 in advance (buy online now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/415667) and $10 at the door. Music and stimulating chit-chat to follow.
Get your brain out of the house this month, and take it someplace special!
CHAD, the Center for Humorism and Amusement Dynamics, returns to Seattle on Friday June 21st with not one but TWO programs of mind-enlarging, mirth-enhancing PowerPoint. Learn to battle robots in your dreams! Enter a guided shopping meditation! See how cutting-edge science can be used to cut actual things!
PLUS! At this special event we share the podium with sketch-comedy scientists ENTERTAINMENT SHOW and CHARLES.
It's all part of the month-long hullabaloo that is SEATTLE SKETCH COMEDY MONTH! Already in progress, it features awesome talent from around the Sound and beyond every weekend in June.
Get a ticket while they're hot: brownpapertickets.com! (CHAD shows are at 7pm and 8:30pm on Friday, June 21st at The Ballard Underground.) Your mind will thank you!
Mining Asteroids For Knowledge: CHAD Institute plans lofty space venture!
Live PowerPoint presentation from Asteroid DA14 on January 31st!
First infotainment mission in space will feature talking robot, PowerPoint, beverages, snacks.
PORTLAND, EARTH: Today, the Center for Humorism and Amusement Dynamics announced plans to launch an experimental spacecraft, CHADSAT 4, to rendezvous with a giant asteroid that will zoom past Earth in mid February.
The spacecraft — said to be roughly as small and uncomfortable as a mid-80's Japanese hatchback — will blast off on the evening of January 31st, coinciding with "Space CHAD", the fourth trimonthly CHAD Conference held at the Jack London Bar in Portland, Oregon.
"The mission of CHAD is to astonish human minds," explained CHAD Chief Scientist Mykle Hansen at a press conference in Baikonur, Oregon, "using loud noises and bright, blinking lights. Spaceships have tons of that stuff!"
CHADSAT 4 will be the first spacecraft launched by a non-profit; its development was funded entirely through Kickstarter, a series of bake sales, and what Hansen called "a solid partnership with our major creditors, the Discover Card — It Pays To Discover!"
In another first, the low-budget space mission will be piloted and narrated by an intelligent guidance/entertainment system called CHADBOT, that is able to communicate its feelings via Skype. "CHADBOT may not be the first autonomous space robot," said Hansen, "but we are confident he will be the snarkiest."
The robot will maintain two-way communication with the CHAD Conference, allowing attendees to follow its progress toward the icy space-rock known as 2012 DA14. This asteroid, discovered early last year by astronomers in Spain, will pass closer to earth than any extrasolar object ever tracked. Recent orbital calculations by NASA scientists have allayed concerns that the asteroid might strike Earth.
"That means it won't hit us," noted Hansen. "'Allayed' means 'made okay.'"
Upon arrival, CHADBOT will orbit the asteroid, sample its core, and distribute space-merch. The entire mission will be presented live via video at SPACE Chad, along with the main program of satirical slideshows from local comedians, writers and space experts including Andrew Dickson, B. Frayn Masters, Wm. Steven Humphrey, Danny Norton, Scott Rogers, and Whitney Streed.
Today, the Center for Humorism and Amusement Dynamics announces humankind's first evening of satirical PowerPoint presentations in the zero-gravity environment of deep space!
This mission, codenamed SPACE CHAD, will launch on January 31st at 8:30pm from the Jack London Bar in downtown Portland, Oregon. Attendees will sip space-drinks, sit in space-chairs, and view mind-boggling space-slides presented by some of the greatest minds in humor and astrophysics, including:
eBay Power Seller and Space Coach ANDREW DICKSON, presenting "The Wizard Of Oz Is Not A Kid's Story";
Portland Mercury Editor-In-Chief and Robot Hunter Wm. STEVEN HUMPHREY, presenting "Apes and Robots: Why Murdering Them Now Protects Our Future of Tomorrow Then!";
Writer and Space Hostess B. FRAYN MASTERS, presenting "S is for Space and also for Scandal!";
Videoastronomer and Disgruntled Postal Worker DANNY NORTON, presenting "A Self-Referential Guide to Meta";
Comedian and Fuel Maintenance Technician SCOTT ROGERS, presenting "High Fructose Corn Syrup: The Sweet Surprising Truth!";
Orbital Upright Humor Platform WHITNEY STREED, presenting "Women: An Inquiry";
Famous Author and Space Host MYKLE HANSEN will coordinate the mission and liaise with the space-hungry public throughout the evening.
At CHAD Chats, enlightenment, endrinkenment and enlaughenment are scientifically assured! Boarding begins at 8pm, and the mission shall rendezvous with destiny at 8:30pm sharp on Thursday, January 31st at The Jack London Bar, located at 529 SW 4th Ave in the basement of the Rialto Poolroom. Admission is $7 in advance, $10 at door. Music and stimulating chit-chat to follow.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact mykle (at) mykle.com or streed.jokes (at) gmail.com, follow @CHADbot on Twitter, or navigate to our interweb sitenet at www.thisischad.com .
CHAD Chats are coming to Seattle! CHAD, the Center for Humorism and Amusement Dynamics, will bring our conference of satirical PowerPoint presentations and scientifically calibrated jokes to the Emerald City next month as a part of SketchFest Seattle! On Saturday October 6th at the Theater Off Jackson, watch some of Earth's mightiest brains uncork themselves and spill their genius upon the projection screen:
Global inspiration pioneer and internal power mentor LANCE BANKS — creator of LanceLife, the Comprehensive Total Life System — will take us on an interactive tour of "The Y-O-Universe";
Pro-life/anti-birth advocate CARRIE TWOTERM will explore the scientific, moral, and religious implications of the topic "Where Babies Come From, Where They Go When They Die, and Why This All Is Your Fault";
World-renowned astrophysicist and beloved internet meme CARL SAGAN will unveil astonishing new speculations about the Cosmos he lives in, speaking on "Science and Humanity";
and Famous Author and CHAD spokesfounder MYKLE HANSEN will evangelize the CHAD mission, introduce the presenters, and deflect questions.
We at CHAD are particularly amazed to share our mind/bodyspace at Seattle SketchFest with upstanding local stand-up Rick Taylor and Texan sketch comedy group STAG. The evening will be hosted deftly by Kate Jaeger. A mind-expanding good time is highly probable!
Show starts promptly at 9pm on Saturday, October 6th at The Theater Off Jackson, located at 409 7th Avenue South. Tickets $15 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/271717 or available at the door.
FOR MORE CHAD INFO, contact mykle (at) mykle.com or streed.jokes (at) gmail.com, follow @thinkchad on Twitter, or navigate to our interweb sitenet at www.thisischad.com .
CHAD Chats are back, and they're safer than ever! The CHAD Institute, a not-yet-profitable foundation devoted to the creation and destruction of knowledge, presents SAFETY THIRD, their newest program of satirical PowerPoint presentations from the finest minds in Humor, Science, History, Child Slavery, and Personal Empowerment. Inquiring minds and thirsty lips are invited to seize control of their host bodies and converge on The Jack London Bar on August 16th at 8pm. We assure you that all necessary safety precautions have been taken and that there is absolutely nothing to worry about.
This time around enjoy a series of all-new Chats, by new CHAD participants and returning favorites:
Global inspiration pioneer and internal power mentor LANCE BANKS — creator of LanceLife, the Comprehensive Total Life System — will re-empower us with a life-skills demonstration entitled "I've Got Your Back";
STEPHANIE PURTLE, comedian and V.P. of Viacom's Community Rehabilitation Action Program (CRAP), will unveil exciting new advances in the suppression of teenagers, in "Service Learning through Active Visioning Educating Reality-TV Youth (SLAVERY)!";
Historian and comedic thaumaturge PHILIP SCHALLBERGER will explore the curing of ailments both demonic and bodily with his talk "Medieval Medicine: The Cutting Edge";
Writer, cartoonist, and costume-maker MARK RUSSEL will muse on the fan-fictional nature of ancient Christian texts in "What Is the Bible?";
Famous Author and CHAD co-flounder MYKLE HANSEN will revisit his exploration of life's toughest issue with a newly updated version of his talk "Death: Is It For You?";
Plus a possible post-mortem appearance by astrophysicist and internet meme CARL SAGAN.
Comedian and punofficial CHAD spokseperson WHITNEY STREED will deftly guide the evening to its predetermined conclusion, during which time not one single person will be in harm's way.
Presentations begin safely at 8:30pm (doors at 8pm) on Thursday, August 16th at The Jack London Bar, located at 529 SW 4th Ave in the basement of the Rialto Poolroom. Tickets are $10 at the door, or $7 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact mykle (at) mykle.com or streed.jokes (at) gmail.com, follow @thinkchad on Twitter, or navigate to our interweb sitenet at www.thisischad.com .
Last November, I attend a pilot presentation for an organization about which I knew very little. I arrived at the dimly lit bar in North Portland and was greeted by a friendly man in a suit — a Soylentis Spokesmodel, I later learned — who handed me a nametag.
"Hello my name is CHAD," it read.
As my eyes adjusted, I realized we were all "CHAD." What was this mysterious CHAD? I wondered.