“50% Skills, 50% Thrills, 100% Hilarious”
He’s been called the Evel Knievel of comedy and it’s no wonder; whether it’s the chainsaws flying, the stun guns clicking or the audience doing “the wave” Mad Chad’s family-friendly 60-minute show is sure to get your adrenaline pumping!
A twisted product of Dogtown, USA, Mad Chad got his start juggling at age 13 on the Venice Beach Boardwalk and has since performed around the world, tickling and terrifying audiences from Berlin to Tokyo. He has cut it up on every imaginable variety show, from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to “Last Call with Carson Daily”.
Mad Chad’s so unforgettable Sam Raimi gave him a role in “Spider-Man III.” He’s so good he taught Dustin Hoffman to juggle for “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.” And he’s so powerful not even three 100,000 volt stun guns can stop him.
Anyway, you don’t get to be called the Evil Knievel of Comedy just by setting the Guinness World Record for juggling chainsaws (3 chainsaws, 78 throws, no limbs lost). You also do commercials – like 40 of them, including Progressive Insurance where the guy wanted to juggle Chad’s saws. An alumnus of the acclaimed Beverly Hills Playhouse, Mad Chad has played relatively sane people who do not catch bowling balls with their heads in such films as “Landspeed” with Billy Zane, “Crocodile Dundee in LA,” and Billy Crystal’s “Mr. Saturday Night.” Mad Chad is also the producer and director of the award-winning documentary “Buskers; For Love or Money” now streaming on Amazon free with Prime!
Whether he’s performing his hilarious 90-minute show to sold-out crowds at performing arts centers, imploring boisterous college audiences to throw knives responsibly, or teaching Fortune 500 executives at companies like AT&T and Nissan to multitask using heavy-duty logging tools, Mad Chad Taylor may be the most dangerous man in comedy, particularly if you sit too close. Then again, those tend to be the really expensive seats.
“Because,” Mad Chad Taylor says, “if you really want people to put two hands together, you gotta be willing to risk one of your own!