Community Life - Cleburne, TX June/July 2020 - Page 20
After years of recording comedic videos out of his pick-up truck at his Burleson home, Chad Prather moved to the stage, doing
stand-up comedy before starting internet TV shows.
look forward to listening to.
“I can’t tell you how many people talk
about waking up in the morning and listen
to the podcast, or they look for the
videos and marathon them.
“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.
“You never know the difference you’re
going to make in someone else’s life. And
people think, ‘Well, I don’t have anything
to offer.’ But, you don’t know that. You
have no idea if you do or not. You don’t
know what is going to trigger that person.
I just tell everybody, ‘You just got to pull
Prather said not everyone likes to hear
what he has to say, though.
“At this point in the game I have pretty
tough skin,” he said. “I get hate mail. I
get people that want to cause trouble and
say negative things. And it’s somewhat
humorous to me, but it’s also sad that
people are that insecure, but they feel the
need to become an internet troll.
“Which is really sad ‘cause now you’ve
got some significant insecure narcissistic
Machiavellian behavior there, which you
just gotta let that go.”
For that, Prather is unapologetic.
“We have this cancel culture where
people are like, ‘Oh, I’m sorry I tweeted
seven years ago,’” he said. “You had Kevin
Hart who had to step down from hosting
the Oscars, because of some gay joke he
made and I’m like, ‘Get a life! Give me a
break. I’m not apologizing for anything.
“Because again, I haven’t done anything
with malice in my heart, and neither
did Kevin Hart. He made a joke. And
I always say I don’t care who you are, in
my business, not with “malicious-ness, I
get to make fun of life. I get to make fun
people. I gotta make fun culture.”
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