In Studio: Jay Chandrasekhar

Director, writer, comedian, and actor Jay Chandrasekhar has contributed and appeared in a wide variety of critically acclaimed television programs and films throughout his career.

Chandrasekhar assembled the sketch comedy troupe Broken Lizard, which includes Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. Together they performed comedy across the nation until they set their sights on producing television and feature films. Under his Broken Lizard banner, Jay directed and co-wrote Fox Searchlight Picture’s comedy cult classics Super Troopers,Super Troopers 2,Club Dread, and Warner Bros’ Beerfest. He also directed the Broken Lizard comedy special,Broken Lizard Stands Up.

Jay continued on to direct The Dukes of Hazzard, direct and star in Millennium Entertainment’s The Babymakers, and appear in DreamWorks’ comedy hit,I Love You, Man. Recently, Chandrasekhar published his book,Mustache Shenanigans Making Super Troopers and Other Adventures in Comedy that gives a behind the scenes look at the making of Super Troopers.

In addition to his feature film work, Chandrasekhar has directed various TV shows, including several episodes of the Emmy Award winning series Arrested Development,Community,Chuck,The Grinder,Up All Night,Happy Endings,New Girl, and Psych. More recently, Jay has also directed episodes of Fresh Off the Boat,The Goldbergs,Speechless, and Schooled.

 
 
 
 

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