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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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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.

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Great book. Really funny and quick. Perfect for any broken lizard fan or a fan of comedy in general. Highly recommend.

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Love it!

Loved hearing about how Broken Lizard became the group of guys we know and love today. Listening to Jay tell the story is even better than a narrator. I love autobiographies read by their writers, because you feel much more into the story then. I laughed, I cried from laughing, it's an all around good book!

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Good times

Funny stories about the birth of my favorite modern day comedy troop. Loved the shutouts to the forefathers of the game and thar he had the courage to come out and share his story about getting rough fucked by Lee Harvey Weinstein. Powerful Jambulingam. #MeToo

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who doesn't wanna know this stuff

I loved all the behind the scene stuff, and how ideas came to be, and his work.
Loved the rant on Hollywood and its preexisting content (rants not the right word, but get the book to see what I'm talking about)

Get the book, see the movie!