“It’s interesting to see people do higher brow comedy, its’ comedy you can’t really see anywhere else,” said Jordan Hale, one of the comedians who performed in the first Chet Chat.
Each of these chats are unique, created individually by each comedian performing.
“Some were personal, some conceptual, some abstract. So, it’s a wide range of comedic styles,” said Will Purpura, general manager and artistic director at the PIT.
For instance, Jordan Hale performed a chat as a character discussing his experience trying to replicate the "The Parent Trap" with his own parents. For each performance, the roster of comedians will change, allowing for a variety in the chats every month.
Ted Talks have become increasingly popular, and Maier has been able to capitalize on this popularity because those who come to the show are familiar with the format.
“When I was writing my (first) Chet Chat, I was watching a real Ted Talk and sort of pulling ideas from how they structured theirs,” Maier said.
The show was originally created to be a single sketch, but after discussing it, Maier and Purpura decided to extend the idea into a series.
The first Chet Chat was a success, and everyone involved is eager for the second show.
Purpura said he is excited that the PIT is featuring the show.
"For someone to have an idea and see that come about on stage is a real thrill,” Purpura said.