Jay Chandrasekhar made a name for himself acting in and directing movies like Super Troopers and Beerfest with his comedy team Broken Lizard, whose most recent produced project Freeloaders came out last week. In addition to his movie work and standup, though, Chandrasekhar has guest directed episodes for a handful of critically acclaimed fan-favorite TV series including Arrested Development, Undeclared, Happy Endings, and Community, where he's directed some of the series' best episodes ("Mixology Certification") and one of the most talked-about moments (Chevy Case emitting the N-word on set).
In light of Freeloaders' DVD and online release, I talked to Jay Chandrasekhar about ensemble comedies, the difference between directing [...]
Today in Unwanted Sequels, the News of Which Will Delight a Few and Frustrate Many, there's going to be a Super Troopers 2. Actor and director Jay Chandrasekhar said that the Broken Lizard troupe has written the script and now has to "figure out a little sort of legal thing with Fox." What say you – was the classic original hilarious enough to warrant a sequel? Or is this another sign of our utter lack of creativity in the waning days of a dying civilization?