"Padgett is a virtuoso guitar player and a deft actor who portrays characters with warmth and compassion."CBC

     Chase Padgett has been a musician, actor, writer, and improviser for nearly 15 years. He studied music at the University of Central Florida while learning improv at the SAK Comedy Lab. After graduating in 2007 with a BA in Music he became a full ensemble member at SAK in addition to working for Disney and Universal in various comedic actor roles. After producing a sketch comedy troupe in 2008 and 2009 he premiered his first solo show ‘6 Guitars’ in 2010. It was met with rave reviews, sold out crowds, and multiple awards. Not long after that he found great success touring this show and across North America in performing arts centers and theater festivals. In 2013 he premiered his other solo theatre show, 'Nashville Hurricane' which has also received glowing feedback for its top notch writing and furious finger picking.

     After moving to Portland OR in 2014, Chase was selected to perform a sketch comedy showcase for NBC which lead to further auditioning and the opportunity to work with several stars from the hit comedy show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway.’ During this time of touring & auditioning, he was also instrumental in designing many of the creative and technical elements for the Curious Comedy Theatre in Portland during a massive makeover in 2016 which featured nearly $250,000 in renovations.

     Recently, Chase has released his first studio album, ‘Change of Heart’ and has written a brand new show called 'Heart Attacks & Other Blessings.' He is also a guest performer with Disney Cruise Line where he gets to stretch his musical and comedic talents for audiences from all over the world. He loves guitars, his family and his wife, Christina, who is way... way out of his league!