Community Life - Cleburne, TX June/July 2020 - Page 16

That year, Prather performed 45 soldout live shows. “It got to the point where that became the priority,” he said. “I didn’t really didn’t know what I was gonna do because I was in a flux; I wasn’t doing television and I was trying to decide if I wanted to continue doing the live shows. And if so, what was that gonna look like?” A manager out of Los Angeles reached out to Prather. “It was weird, he just found me over social media and he and I developed a relationship and he wound up managing me from L.A., got me connected with one of the biggest agencies in the world out there representing me in the world of comedy,” he said. “But, on the deeper side, I’ll get people who will send me messages and say someone in the family had cancer and they watched all of my videos during treatment, or they came to one of my shows before they passed away. When you start thinking about how humbling that is, that you were able to touch people all over the world with something simple as sitting in a truck, running your mouth.” — Chad Prather Courtesy photo “And so one thing led to another, and the next thing you know we’re doing 90- 100 shows a year. In 2017 we did 65 shows; 2018 about 100 shows 2019 was about 85 shows which, in summary, means I’m tired.” But you wouldn’t know it. Prather also signed on with BlazeTV in 2018. “The big thing we’re doing through BlazeTV now is it’s a podcast, but it’s really like a daily show,” he said. “It’s on social media every night and on their network. The Chad Prather Show.” 16 Community Life