Tom Allen and John Parr, as Chad Kroeger and JT Parr, are two Southern California brothers just trying to “share the stoke.”
You’re not the only one who doesn’t understand what their motto, “get excited,” actually means. The Urban Dictionary defines the expression “surfing slang” (defines) as “being entirely and intensely enthusiastic about something.”
And that’s just what they’ve earned a reputation for.
The pair has become well-known online for capturing their attempts to “get others “stoked” about causes they care about. Like comedians Nathan Fielder and Sacha Baron Cohen, they frequently stay in character while they’re on camera. According to Vice described it, it has a “half-serious, half-farcical political agenda.”
What they refer to as “activism” may be seen by others as viral pranks. After they uploaded a video of themselves at a AAA in 2017, they first went viral online. Later, they rose to fame in 2020 when they attempted to “solve” the mask shortage in Huntington Beach, a demonstration in which hundreds of people had gathered to oppose California Governor Gavin Newsom’s order that beaches stay off-limits during the early stages of the coronavirus epidemic.
With their new Netflix show, “Chad and JT Go Deep,” which premieres on Tuesday, they hope to convey more of the atmosphere that shapes their humorous personae.
In a Zoom interview, Allen maintained his persona and claimed, “We didn’t expect it (our activism) to blow out like it did. “We’re just doing what we love, and people are responding,”
Chad and JT keep identifying issues that are important to them throughout the series (for example, in episode one they enact a campaign to “protect our boarders,” referring to … skateboarders). Interviews with other members of their crew, which (kind of) includes well-known DJ Zedd, are interspersed throughout the “activism.” However, the primary plot investigates what occurs when cancel culture takes hold.
The show is an expansion of the web brand they have established. Millions of people have watched videos on their YouTube channel. Their podcast has gained a fervent following as well, with many listeners, or “stokers,” offering their opinions on episodes in an ongoing Reddit thread.
Given that the producers are the comedic team of “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!Tim “‘s Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, it should come as no surprise that it is the most recent program to conflate truth and fiction. The “The Eric Andre Show” and “Nathan For You” television programs, which are docu-reality/sketch comedies, were also produced by their production firm.
Allen remarked, “Having a production team behind us on this and documenting everything was fantastic. It was fantastic to have a team behind you to help you spread your ideas because it freed us up to just enjoy the ride. Without having to consider the logistics, which are frequently annoying, I could concentrate on it.
Parr concurred, claiming that compared to their podcast and YouTube channel, the show “captures more of a human journey.”
He added in the Zoom chat while maintaining his character, “It lets people more into us and into our relationship.” “I believe that was sort of the idea behind this.”
The online videos represent only a small part, according to Allen. The only thing is the activism. With this program, we wanted to go deeper and examine our relationship with our team as well as some of the issues we occasionally face. such as the cancellation and how we work with our employees to get beyond challenges like that.
Even though they occasionally run into individuals who are either perplexed by or incensed by their message, they are unconcerned.
We possess calming energies naturally, Allen added. “Mainly because whenever I interact with people, I always have a crystal with me.
Even if someone becomes heated, it can be difficult for them to actually square off for real if you lead with stoke, he continued. Because we’re just two laid-back guys,
Even if someone becomes passionate when you lead with stoke, it will be difficult for them to truly square off in person. since we’re simply two laid-back fellas.
Chad Kroeger’s alter ego, Tom Allen, of “Chad and JT Go Deep”
Although they mainly stay in Southern California, the pair has found themselves in the news all around the country. At a City Council meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, they most recently ran a campaign for for the “right to bare arms” this month. .
Parr told defines0, “We believed they meant sleeves would be required. It turns out that’s not the problem, but if it ever does, we’ll battle it with everything we’ve got.
When asked if they intended to “spread their stoke activism” overseas, they made a suggestion that additional tours were forthcoming.
That’s an affirmative 10-4, yes, yeah, I don’t want to tip our future ambish too much, Parr remarked.
They simply hope people continue to watch the Netflix show in the meanwhile. They even requested that August 23, the day the show premieres, be declared “No City Council Day” by the Los Angeles City Council.
“What up, council,” Allen greeted them on Friday before urging them to “reward” themselves by seeing the new program.
We need you, dedicated employees of the government, to stay at home, take the day off, and watch the entire season so you can support the algorithm and prevent us from getting buried in the famed Netflix shuffle.
Below is a video of their appearance before the Los Angeles City Council.