Comedian Christian Finnegan and Public Defender Brad Haywood

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Christian Finnegan is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in the “Mad Real World” sketch on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show. Additional television appearances as himself or performing stand up have included “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, "Would You Rather...with Graham Norton", “Good Afternoon America”and multipletimes on The Today Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and on History's I Love the 1880s. He hosted TV Land's game show "Game Time". As an actor, Finnegan portrayed the supporting role of "Carl" in the film Eden Court, a ticket agent in "Knight and Day" and several guest roles including a talk show host on "The Good Wife". In October 2006, Finnegan's debut stand up comedy CD titled Two For Flinching was released by Comedy Central Records, with a follow-up national tour of college campuses from January to April 2007. “Au Contraire!” was released by Warner Bros. Records in 2009. His third special "The Fun Part" was filmed at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on April 4, 2013 and debuted on Netflix on April 15, 2014.

Brad Haywood is the Founder/Exec director of @JusticeFwdVa and the Chief Public Defender for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church, VA. Brad has represented indigent defendants in thousands of criminal cases. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Michigan, and a J.D. at Columbia University Law School where he was the Managing Editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. In addition to his legal work, he is extensively involved in volunteer and community service projects.

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