Chad Taylor

Chad Taylor

Mad Chad Taylor to Perform at IWU

August 23, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Friday, Aug. 26, the Illinois Wesleyan University Office of Student Activities will bring comedic entertainer Mad Chad Taylor to campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 8 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington).

Getting his start on the Venice Beach boardwalk by juggling plungers at the age of 13, Taylor now juggles anything from cell phones to flaming tennis balls. He has made multiple television appearances, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Known as the Evil Knievil of comedy, he has set the Guinness World Record for juggling chainsaws – three at a time, 78 throws and no limbs lost. Taylor has entertained college students and Fortune 500 executives alike across the nation. For more information on Taylor, visit his website at

For additional information on the event, contact the Office of Student Activities at (309) 556-3850.

Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181