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Director, writer, and actor Jay Chandrasekhar tells the hilarious history of his comedy group, Broken Lizard, and the making of the cult film Super Troopers, as well as the currently filming Super Troopers 2.

Jay Chandrasekhar has spent the past two decades writing, directing, and acting in film and TV. With his comedy group, Broken Lizard, he has produced and directed beloved movies such as Super Troopers, Beerfest, and Club Dread. Now, with the coming release of the long-awaited Super Troopers 2, Jay is ready to tell the ridiculous, madcap, dead-honest story of how he built his career, how he formed Broken Lizard, and, ultimately, how he made Super Troopers.

Jay grew up Indian American in the lily-white suburbs of Chicago, and he had an outsider's perspective from the beginning. Instead of taking the traditional acting path, he formed his own troop, wrote his own scripts, and made movies his own way. And he had an incredibly good time doing so, as listeners will learn in this hilarious story about making it in Hollywood and making one of the best-loved and most-watched comedies of all time. Part humorous memoir, part film study, this book will inform, entertain, and tell listeners what drinking multiple bottles of maple syrup is really like.

©2017 Jay Chandrasekhar (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Broken lizard behind the scenes

It was interesting to hear jays perspective about how he got his start as well as lizards. Follows the rhythm and jokes of the movies which I enjoy so it met my expectations.

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awesome!

As a huge broken lizard fan this book was an awesome insight to the history of the crew and how everything almost miraculously came together. great job Jay!

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simply amazing

Great stories, had me laughing out loud with my coworkers looking at me like I was the weird one.

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Love Broken Lizard, despised this book

Lacks substance, but hey what did you expect? Book is a disappointment. I love the broken lizard shenanigans but this book falls well short.

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I can't tell you how many times I laughed...

This is a hysterical book. I can't wait to see more Broken Lizzard movies. I am going to try and find a seat for Supper Troopers 2 tomorrow.

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Who Wants a Mustache Ride?

I loved this behind the scenes look at Jay's life, the creation of Broken Lizard and the making of all the films.

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Great Book!

I’m a broken lizard fan, and this was a very entertaining and informative book! Very well written!

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Great stories if you love the broken lizard crew

Never felt bored with this one! Great insight into some of his movies and stories about super troopers and club dread especially

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If you are fan of Broken Lizard...

If you are fan of Broken Lizard then I am not sure how would not find some enjoyment out of this. Really enjoyed the stories and Jay did a great job reading.

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awesome!

a great book written by a great guy! it was so funny I'd laugh out loud and so informative with information about his life and people he's met along the way.