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Aaron Yonda is a comedy writer/director/producer/performer residing in Madison, Wisconsin. He has created multiple successful comedy series with views in the hundreds of millions via his YouTube channels Blame Society Films (with creative partner Matt Sloan) and Game Society Pimps (Emre Cihangir, and Jason Stephens). Aaron has a new series called “Hot Seat with Hal Thompson” in which he interviews musicians, authors, and comedians. Guests have included Dweezil Zappa, John Green, Hank Green, and The Melvins.
If being funny was a disease, we’d be dead.
Aaron created Blame Society Films as a public access television show in the 1990s. Matt Sloan came on board in the early 2000s.
The Blame Society series Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager, a viral internet sensation, has received over 150 million views. It was featured on Good Morning America, VH-1, BBC News Online, Spike TV, G4’s Attack Of The Show, G4 Tech TV, and written up in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Sun Times, TV Week Magazine, Washington Post, the Metro UK, and more. Chad Vader has won over a dozen film festival awards, including the “George Lucas Selects” award given out personally by George Lucas at the 2007 Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge.
It’s exactly what it sounds like.
Beer And Board Games, a series which features Aaron, Matt, and a rotating cast of comedians partaking of craft beer while playing board games, has been running on YouTube since 2010. The show was featured in the AV Club’s Gameological Society and has attracted guests such as bestselling author John Green (The Fault In Our Stars), vlogger Hank Green, comedian Greg Benson (Mediocre Films), Craig Benzine (Wheezy Waiter), and comedy writer Andy Breckman (Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, Rat Race).
Yonda’s short film, The Life And Death Of A Pumpkin, swept the Chicago Horror Film Festival awards, receiving “Best Short Film” and “Best Concept.” He received a Kodak grant from the Wisconsin Film Festival for this short.
The Life and Death of a Pumpkin was also screened at The Super Shorts Film Festival (London), Madison’s own Wisconsin Film Festival, the Midwest Independent Film Festival (Chicago), the Brainwash Film Festival (Oakland), the Chicago International REEL SHORTS Film Festival, the Eerie Horror Film Festival (Eerie, PA), Montreal Film Pop, the Milwaukee International Film Festival, the Chicago Horror Film Festival, the New Orleans Underground Film Festival, Off Centre TV, and the Clair-obsur Film Festival in Basel, Switzerland.
Aaron’s shorts have been screened at festivals worldwide including the Just For Laughs Comedia Festival and the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto.
Two Blame Society TV pilots were screened at the New York Television Festival (The Splu Urtaf Show and TV Snack Pouch).
View Aaron’s filmography on IMDB.