If Justin Bieber had a 14-year-old Persian BFF, it would totally be Chad. But wait… having never seen Justin and Chad in the same room… I can not confirm whether or not they are the same person.
Chad is the brainchild of 39-year-old comedian Nasim Pedrad. Pedrad plays the title character… effortlessly. Chad is starting his freshman year of high school and has never been more desperate to hang out with the cool kids. The braces are off, the testosterone can’t be tamed… just like Miley Cyrus. Who… also… kind of resembles Chad. But why am I talking about Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus when there is only one pop-culture icon on Chad’s radar? Michael B. Jordan. To Chad, Michael B. Jordan is the epitome of success and swag and he never hesitates to remind whoever is in his company.
Described as “cringe-comedy,” Pedrad has spent the last five years bringing Chad to life… and she gets it if some of the scenes send you sinking into your sofa because for some, a high school made you feel that way too, but ultimately Chad is a good human. He has a sweetheart. He is just blinded by his insecurity which sometimes affects the filter between his brain and mouth. “Niki, no offense… but you are a whore.” is one of my favorite scenes from the pilot episode. “I said no offense!” I spit my Coke Zero everywhere.
Tune into TBS this Tuesday, April 6th, for the series premiere of Nasim Pedrad as Chad. I think you will enjoy him as much as I do. 👍