Aaron P. Yonda (born January 19, 1973) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and director from Madison, Wisconsin. He is most notable for playing the role of Chad Vader in Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager, a web serial he co-produces with friend Matt Sloan, who also provides the voice of Chad. Prior to creating Chad Vader, Yonda was known as one of the co-creators of the Madison Public access television show "The Splu Urtaf Show". He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. His short film, The Life and Death of a Pumpkin swept the Chicago Horror Film Festival awards, receiving "Best Short Film" and "Best Concept." Yonda's shorts have screened at festivals worldwide including the Just for Laughs Comedia Festival, and the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto.