The Institute of Laughter

Dr. Chuck Ells

Dr. Chuck Ells is the head of the 45TV Institute of Laughter, though much of his life remains a great mystery. Rumored to have grown up living in an upside down satellite dish, it has neither been confirmed nor denied that he ran away from home to join Monty Python’s Flying Circus. As an adolescent, he won a local science fair for inventing the popular party game Charades. His love for television blossomed the first time he saw the title sequence to The Brady Bunch and it continued to grow through his formative and increasingly formidable years. He has a degree in Quasi-Sciences from Judge Reinhold’s School for the Gifted and received a degree in Comedy from the Harvard of the Midwest, though the school dissolved after he graduated. He remains the only person to successfully dissect a television wave and extract the comedic ions.

Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld
Favorite Robot: J5
Favorite Song: “I’ll Be There For You” – The Rembrandts
Favorite Delivery Person: Kevin James
Favorite Thing To Order At A Coffee Shop: Pizza
Favorite Movie: Star Trek: The Hilarious Voyage
Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream: Superman
Favorite Sound: Zoo noises


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Dr. Chuck Ells’ Appearances

  • Charity Pinball Tournament w/ Dr. Chuck Ells
    June 5, 2022

    Get ready for some PINBALL! 45TV’s Dr. Chuck Ells will be hosting a charity pinball tournament at Tilt Pinball Bar on June 5th. Not only that, he’s bringing his custom “Institute of Laughter w/Dr. Chuck Ells” pinball machine! Proceeds from coin drop and a portion of the $15 tournament entry fee on June 5th will go to Project Pinball Charity, which puts pinball machines in children’s hospitals. This event will help maintain the Star Wars pinball machine at the St. Paul Children’s Hospital. There will be prizes throughout the day from 45TV and special items from your favorite 45TV shows for 1st-4th place…plus a one-of-a-kind trophy for the winner! It’s open to all ages, so we hope to see you and the whole family out at Tilt from 11a-4p on Sunday, June 5th!


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