January 19, 1973 |
|Occupation||Film, voice actor|
Aaron "Cape Date" Yonda (born January 19, 1973) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and director from Menomonie, Wisconsin. He is most notable for playing the role of Chad Vader in Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager, a web serial he co-produces with friend Matt Sloan, who also provides the voice of Chad. Aaron has been involved with numerous projects and accounts on YouTube which span around a decade. Some of his most notable projects on his Blame Society Films channel are, of course, Chad Vader which he is best known for, Beer and Board Games, and various Chad Vader related spin off series. He also releases massive amounts of comical content on his Game Society Pimps channel along with Emre Cihangir and Adam Koralik, both from Figure It Out Productions out of Chicago, IL, including Skyrim For Pimps, Fallout For Pimps, Christopher Walkenthroughs, and other various series. His Christopher Walkenthrough videos are featured regularly on the massively popular Machinima channel. All videos including Christopher Walken, Barack Obama, Morgan Freeman, and more are all voiced by his good friend, Jason Stephens, who is also a regular on different shows on the BlameSociety channel. Aaron has received many nicknames on the popular YouTube show 'Beer and Board Games', such as Dip B'Sac, and most recently, Cape Date, for arriving at a date wearing a cape. Prior to creating Chad Vader, Yonda was known as one of the co-creators of the Madison Public access television show "The Splu Urtaf Show". He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. His short film, The Life and Death of a Pumpkin swept the Chicago Horror Film Festival awards, receiving "Best Short Film" and "Concept." Yonda's shorts have screened at festivals worldwide including the Just for Laughs Comedia Festival, and the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto. Aaron Yonda is also a member of the popular comedy troupe, Monkey Business Institute, out of Madison, Wisconsin. He performs improv comedy onstage with the rest of the institute, who are regulars on most of his shows.
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- Aaron Yonda at the Internet Movie Database
- Blame Society Productions - Official website
- Game Society Pimps - Show/Episode Sponsorship
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