Audio interview: Jay Chandrasekhar on stand-up, Broken Lizard sequels & more – in Dallas June 25

Audio interview: Jay Chandrasekhar on stand-up, Broken Lizard sequels & more – in Dallas June 25


I’ve had the pleasure of talking to Jay Chandrasekhar once before, back when the Broken Lizard boys came through town to promote the criminally-underrated restaurant comedy SLAMMIN’ SALMON (you can see that classic interview here). But upon learning he was returning to Dallas not for movie promotion but rather to do stand up at Sons of Hermann Hall on June 25, let’s just say I was more than happy to talk to the multi-talented man once more. We chatted by phone about many things, stand-up comedy, how comedians cope with specific reactions, and even got into some filmmaking discussions. I asked Jay about what it was like to go from making smaller Broken Lizard film to big budget fare like THE DUKES OF HAZZARD movie. We also talked about the long-awaited sequels to the cult classics SUPER TROOPERS and BEERFEST… let’s just say they’re definitely working on it. If you missed some of the snippets we played on this week’s Bigfanboy Livecast, you can hear the full 20-minute interview by clicking here, or just right-click and save the MP3 to your desktop.

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And just because I want to pimp it again, here’s my classic interview for SLAMMIN’ SALMON, which Jay was part of:

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.