Aaron Yonda

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Aaron Yonda
Born (1973-01-19) January 19, 1973 (age 45)
Other namesHal Thompson
OccupationComedian, writer, actor, and director
Opponent(s)Matt Sloan

Aaron Yonda (born January 19, 1973) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and director from Menomonie, Wisconsin.[1][2]

He may be best known as the title character in Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager, a web serial he co-produces with friend Matt Sloan, who provides the voice of Chad.[3][4] Aaron has been involved with numerous projects and accounts on YouTube which span around a decade.

He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.[5] His short film, The Life and Death of a Pumpkin, swept the Chicago Horror Film Festival awards, receiving "Best Short Film" and "Concept".[6] His shorts have been 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 in Madison, Wisconsin.[7]

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  1. ^ Callender, David (2007-10-15). "In a City Far, Far Away From Hollywood, the YouTube Tales of a Lesser Vader". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
  2. ^ "Store Wars". Metro.co.uk. 2007-02-26. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
  3. ^ Foleythe, Ryan J. (2007-02-22). "Vader's brother: He's no Darth". Associated Press. Retrieved 2007-07-07.
  4. ^ Aaron Yonda on IMDb
  5. ^ Profile, uwec.edu; accessed March 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Aaron Yonda Profile Short Films".
  7. ^ "Monkey Business Institute Performers".

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