Chad Vader

The character Chad Vader is a comedic homage to the Star Wars lord, created in Madison by Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan. 

Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda are best known for their video series Chad Vader, a viral internet sensation.

Yonda and Sloan maintain this website: Blame Society Productions


Timothy Hughes

He got discovered as a voice talent after co-creating Chad Vader, Darth’s loser brother. Now Matt Sloan has entered another professional galaxy. more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM SCREENS 1 Comments

When Jon Stewart bid farewell to “The Daily Show” with a parade of correspondents, there was a new face: “Senior Evil Correspondent” Darth Vader. He had a certain snarky, annoyed cadence reminiscent of younger brother Chad, and for good reason. more

Aug 13, 2015 4:05 PM TV & Video

Jon Hozier-Byrne and David Reilly traveled from Dublin, Ireland, to Madison to tape two episodes of "Beer & Board Games," a popular web series where four comedians drink beer while playing a board game. more

Mar 26, 2015 7:00 AM TV & Video

Beloved local online celeb Chad Vader, the Sith sibling who works at Empire Market, a grocery store that looks remarkably like a certain co-op on Willy Street, weighs in on the nearly three weeks-long series of "insane, violent" protests. more

Mar 5, 2011 5:31 PM News


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Fans of "Chad Vader" finally get to see the true power of the title character's long-promised laser checkout system in the latest installment of the online program. Released early Saturday morning, this second episode of the new season finds trouble more

Feb 22, 2009 8:00 PM TV & Video


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"The wait is over! Chad is back!" exclaims Blame Society Productions about the return of its flagship program "Chad Vader". The first episode in the brand new second season of the comedy short series about the "Worst Day Shift Manager Ever" debuted o more

Feb 1, 2009 4:00 PM TV & Video

Fans of "Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager" are getting a special gift this Christmas Day with an announcement from Blame Society Productions that a new season of the popular online video series inspired by "Star Wars" will be premiering in the new year. more

Dec 25, 2008 6:00 PM Movies

Like the original episodes, these shorts are set in Empire Market (played by the Willy Street Co-op) featuring characters from Chad and other Blame Society creations. more

May 21, 2008 4:23 PM Movies


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August was a busy month at Blame Society Productions, the short film and video shop run by Madison-based filmmakers Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda. Over two consecutive weekends, they auditioned nearly 100 people for potential casting in a variety of upc more

Sep 3, 2007 2:23 AM Movies

The Madison-based independent film and video group Blame Society Productions has announced that it is holding open auditions for its next round of online comedy shorts. more

Jul 24, 2007 6:25 PM Movies


Kristian Knutsen

"Chad Vader" wins the "George Lucas Selects" award in the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge. more

May 29, 2007 7:38 PM Movies


Kristian Knutsen

Eager fans of "Chad Vader" are finally getting their fix of the popular short video series produced by Madison-based Blame Society Productions. Some six weeks after shooting wrapped, creators Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda released the eighth episode of more

May 15, 2007 3:04 AM Movies

"All of the other things we're dealing with are taking months," says Matt Sloan of opportunities resulting from the success of the Chad Vader series, "so to get something like this happening so quickly is exciting." more

Apr 9, 2007 8:18 PM Movies

Madison filmmaker Matt Sloan is perhaps best known as a partner in the viral Chad Vader series, a principal in Blame Society Productions and one of the co-founders of Wis-Kino, but the Milwaukee native has a background encompassing improv and live sk more

Apr 6, 2007 10:46 PM Movies

A member of Blame Society Productions, Tona Williams is a cinematographer and art director for the Chad Vader series, a documentary filmmaker (the Earth Walls and God Project series), a Web site and graphic designer, illustrator and sculptor who hold more

Apr 4, 2007 9:26 PM Movies


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"Hi, I'm Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. Some people say I'm not mean enough. I don't think the guy next to me agrees." So says the current mayor of Madison (running, of course, for re-election) in a short video shot by Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda, creators of more

Mar 28, 2007 9:19 PM News


Emily Mills

Today's image is titled "Chad Vader film shoot" and was photographed by Emily Mills. more

Mar 26, 2007 4:12 PM Snaps

The music is unmistakable. One scene into the first episode of the Chad Vader series, "The Imperial March" accompanies the opening title sequence. The theme composed by John Williams is among the most recognized tunes in movie history. Unlike the mar more

Mar 24, 2007 12:12 AM Movies

The first episode of Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager is one of the nominated entries in the brand new You Tube Video Awards, unveiled Monday afternoon by the gargantuan social network. more

Mar 20, 2007 2:45 AM Movies


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A highlight of the brand new episode of the Chad Vader saga -- released this evening on Friday, Feb. 16 -- is the appearance of Madison mayor Dave Cieslewicz. "His office contacted us in the fall and told us he was a big fan," says series producer Co more

Feb 16, 2007 9:57 PM Movies