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92Y XYZ Presents TBS’ Chad: A Two-Part After-School Hang with Creator and Star Nasim Pedrad and Cast in Conversation with Entertainment Weekly

Part I: The Family: Nasim Pedrad, Saba Homayoon, Paul Chahidi, and Ella Mika
Part II: The Crew: Nasim Pedrad, Jake Ryan, Alexa Loo, and Thomas Barbusca

Apr 12, 2021

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.

Nasim Pedrad

Known for her five-year stint on Saturday Night Live, Nasim Pedrad has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after comedic actors …

Saba Homayoon

Saba Homayoon is a classically trained Persian American actress who has appeared in a number of TV shows including NCIS: LAMedium …

Paul Chahidi

Paul Chahidi is a Tony and Olivier nominated British stage and screen actor …

Ella Mika

Born in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan, Ella’s journey to America started on April 6th 2008, just after her first birthday …

Jake Ryan

Jake Ryan (Peter) is soon to be seen alongside Nasim Pedrad in TBS’s comedy Chad written and created by Nasim Pedrad …

Alexa Loo

Alexa Loo is a Chinese Canadian actress from Vancouver, British Columbia …

Thomas Barbusca

Thomas Barbusca quickly made a name for himself with buzzworthy roles in television and film …

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