Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan, members of comedy film troupe Broken Lizard joined John Canzano on the Bald Faced Truth Friday afternoon before their appearance at the Hawthorne Theater Friday night.
Broken Lizard financed their first movie, 1996’s Puddle Cruiser, with family loans and maxed out credit cards.
“Jay Chandrasekhar is Indian, “Heffernan said, “and they thought he was a doctor, so they gave him a bunch of credit cards.”
Lemme and Heffernan are most well-known for their breakout hit, 2002’s Super Troopers, which gained a massive cult following on home video. Lemme says that recognition isn’t always from fans.
“Once there was a line of kids waiting to take pictures and there was an old lady in line. When she got up to me she slapped me across the face and said, ‘you’re the reason my son dropped out of college.’”
Heffernan confirmed the rumors of a long-awaited sequel to Super Troopers.
“There is, there is going to be a sequel. It’s actually happening right now. We just sealed the deal with Fox, who owns the rights. The script is written, and later in the year we’ll do the shooting.”