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 [...]
How I Met Your Mother co-executive producer Joe Kelly has sold Uncle A-Hole to FOX. The show's a half-hour buddy comedy about "a guy who reconnects with his sister's college drop out son." Just gonna go out on a limb and say that Fox might re-work that title. Meanwhile, NBC picked up a comedy called Kept Men from Super Troopers writers Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme. They'll probably KEEP that name (get it? Get it? Ah ha ha ha).