Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, comprise the five-member filmmaking comedy group Broken Lizard. Broken Lizard formed at Colgate University as a student sketch comedy group. Following graduation, they relocated to New York City, where they performed live shows in exchange for sexual favors.
The group began its feature film career with their award-winning debut Puddle Cruiser in 1996. They followed up with the independently-financed, cult-hit Super Troopers (Fox Searchlight), which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was released worldwide in February 2002. Besides earning $20 million at the box office, Super Troopers also found a massive audience in the home video market, selling over five million copies on DVD. They followed Super Troopers with yet another cult favorite, the horror-comedy Club Dread (Fox Searchlight) which was released in February of 2004.
In 2005, the group co-wrote and acted in the film remake of the popular 70’s television series The Dukes of Hazzard (Warner Bros), which was directed by Chandrasekhar. They followed their work on Dukes of Hazzard with Beerfest, released in August 2006.
Broken Lizard recently finished their next film, The Slammin’ Salmon, which was shot in Los Angeles in January of 2008. The film stars Broken Lizard and is slated for release in late 2009. Broken Lizard is also in post production on a film they produced with Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz, titled Freeloaders.
Currently Broken Lizard is returning to their sketch comedy roots, embarking on a nationwide tour. Join all five members as they present stand-up, live sketches (including appearances by characters from Super Troopers and Beerfest), Improv, original films, and Q & A about their experiences creating and releasing all of their films including the upcoming The Slammin’ Salmon.
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Added by Lakeshoretheater on July 17, 2009