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Vernon Chatman

Vernon Chatman
Vernon in the late 2000's, staring off into space.
Pseudonym Towelie, Clarence
Birth name Vernon Chatman
Born (1972-10-31) October 31, 1972
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, Television, Film, Music, Books
Nationality American (Multiracial-American)
Years active 1996–present
Genres Satire, Political satire, Observational comedy, Black comedy, Cringe comedy, Alternative comedy, Surreal humor, Absurdist humor, Meta humour, Transgressive
Subject(s) Everyday life, Self-deprecation, Politics, Philosophy, Race relations, Sociology, Spirituality, Religion, Pessimism, Sexuality, Post-modernism,Metamodernism
Influences Jodorowsky, David Lynch, Kenneth Anger, Luis Buñuel, Louis C.K., David Cronenberg, Matt Stone, Psychedelic drugs
Influenced P.F.F.R fans, Adult Swim fans
Spouse Unknown
Notable works and roles Wonder Showzen,
Xavier: Renegade Angel,
The Heart, She Holler,
Doggy Fizzle Televizzle

Vernon Chatman (born c. 1972) is a television producer, writer, voice actor, stand-up comedian, musician and a member of PFFR, an art collective based in Brooklyn, NYC.

Life and career

Vernon Chatman was a student of the San Francisco State University,[1][2] where he graduated in 1994. Chatman is mixed race, half African-American and half Euro-American.

In 1996 Chatman began his career as a stand-up comedian and eventually a comedy writer, producer, musician and television creator. Chatman previously wrote for television shows such as The Chris Rock Show (for which he won an Emmy), Late Night with Conan O'Brien, That's My Bush! and The Downer Channel. Before Wonder Showzen, he and PFFR collaborator John Lee created the Snoop Dogg comedy series Doggy Fizzle Televizzle for MTV.

Along with long-time friend John Lee (also of PFFR), he is the co-creator of the MTV2 series Wonder Showzen as well as the Adult Swim shows Xavier: Renegade Angel and The Heart, She Holler. The two met as undergraduates at San Francisco State University. One of his most high-profile voice-acting roles is as the voice of Towelie, the marijuana-smoking talking towel on South Park, where he also serves as a staff writer. In 2012, he became a producer on the third season of the FX series Louie.

Voices on South Park

Personal life


Selected filmography




Side projects


  • Final Flesh (2009)


  • The External World, Co-written alongside David O'Reilly (2010)
  • The Original Black Swan, Collaboration with Todd Barry (2011)


Book Year Notes
Mindsploitation: Asinine Assignments for Online Homework Cheating Industry April 23, 2013 ISBN 978-1934734919[4][5]

Awards and Nominations

Emmy Awards

Chatman has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards, winning four.[6]


Writers Guild of America Awards

Chatman has won two WGA Awards.[7][8]


  1. ^ Alumni Vernon Chatman
  2. ^ Alumni Vernon Chatman and John Lee
  3. ^
  4. ^ Chatman, Vernon (2013). Mindsploitation: Asinine Assignments for Online Homework Cheating Industry. New York: Seven Footer Press.  
  5. ^ Mindsploitation Official Website
  6. ^ Awards for Vernon Chatman -
  7. ^ Awards for Vernon Chatman -
  8. ^ Vernon Chatman Accepts the Writers Guild Award for "Louie"

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