Join former Saturday Night Live cast member Nasim Pedrad, creator and star of TBS’ new series Chad, and cast members, for a two-part panel discussion about the hilarious cringe comedy show. Chad explores the excruciating period between childhood and adolescence through the eyes of a late-blooming Persian boy so desperate to be popular as he begins high school, he downplays everything true about himself, from his heritage to his family life. Replacing it with a swagger that fits him as well as his oversize polo shirts, Chad uses every tactic he can think of to befriend the cool kids, as he endures his mother’s new dating life and reckons with his ethnicity and identity. Hear Pedrad talk about playing a 14-year-old boy, and the painful difficulty of feeling “other” on top of traditional teenage angst (including how bringing lamb stew to school for lunch doesn’t make acceptance easier.) Join Pedrad and the show’s terrific cast with Entertainment Weekly’s Gerrad Hall, as they talk about their colorful characters and explore the broader theme of simply wanting to be liked and to fit in, in this coming-of-age story wit.
Moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Gerrad Hall.
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