Kevin Heffernan

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It’s been 12 years since Super Troopers launched Broken Lizard, and it’s been 7 years since they proclaimed publicly that a sequel was on the way. Anyone who held their breath is either dead or setting some kind of laudable record by now. For all those who have turned blue, Guy Speed is reporting that, in their interview with Kevin Heffernan, the actor announced that the sequel is likely going to shoot by the end of the year. With all due fairness to the excitement of seeing the gang back on patrol, we’ve heard that the project is close to filming for a long time, and it’s usually come from Heffernan, and this isn’t the first year where he’s claimed they’d make it “by the end of the year.” But usually the story involves a vague legal issue that they’ve been hammering out with Fox. This time, all Heffernan mentions is negotiations on “the time and the place.” As usual, cautious optimism is the key here. But Heffernan also said he was going to start growing his mustache, and maybe that dedication to the cause is reason enough for all of us to get pumped. Now the question is whether the sequel still sees them invading Canada.

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Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan Baby

What would Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan‘s baby look like? Thanks to science (i.e. This Website), we now know. Pretty damned handsome, actually. In their latest movie, The Babymakers, a loving husband (Paul Schneider) finds out his swimmers are sad, so he’s forced to rob a sperm bank to get his last viable donation back and impregnate his wife (Olivia Munn) with it. Directed by Chandrasekhar and co-starring Heffernan, the pair joined us to discuss the finer points of semen heists, to talk about the time they turned down the chance to remake a comedy classic and how studios are now pushing comedy filmmakers to get extreme. And, yes, of course, they’re both champing at the bit to make Super Troopers 2. Check out the entire 15-minute interview below: Download This Interview Enjoy More Reject Radio

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Jay Chandrasekhar’s twist on the bank heist film, The Babymakers, takes a somewhat clever and fun premise and buries it under muffled performances, piles of unfunny jokes, and a complete disregard for clarity of theme. The film is packed with all of the markers that we’ve come to expect from current Hangover and Apatow-inspired comedy – it’s raunchy and dirty and even occasionally offensive – but there’s no bite or originality behind any of it, it just feels tired and wrung out. Chandrasekhar’s shtick has worn thin since his best and ballsiest comedy, Super Troopers, and lensing a flick from writers Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow (best known for stuff like Black Knight and Say It Isn’t So) hasn’t done him any favors. The film centers on happily married pair Tommy (Paul Schneider) and Audrey (Olivia Munn) who decides it’s high time to conceive a baby. After months of trying, it becomes evident that there’s something amiss with either one or both of them, and when they discover it’s Tommy and his “confused sperm,” he lets slip that there’s no way that could be so. After all, he paid for Audrey’s engagement ring with money from donating his sperm for twenty weeks in a row. Oh – oops! She didn’t know that. Determined to win back his wife, Tommy and his pack of moronic pals (including Kevin Heffernan and Nat Faxon) cook up a plan to rob the sperm bank that’s holding Tommy’s last batch hostage, with help from a […]

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Olivia Munn

If you woke up this morning and felt you needed to see a trailer frothing over with semen jokes, it’s as if the planets have aligned to tell you that you need more therapy and that the redband trailer for Babymakers has poked its little head out onto the internet. This is the Broken Lizard movie that isn’t a Broken Lizard movie. Instead of the gang from Beerfest trying to impregnate everyone, it stars Olivia Munn and Paul Schneider (Away We Go, Lars and the Real Girl) as a couple who have trouble conceiving. Fortunately, Schneider’s character donated a bunch of great sperm years ago. Unfortunately, it’s all gone, so he has to try to steal some of it back. Good old Kevin “Farva” Heffernan is on board as the sidekick, and Jay Chandrasekhar is directing and playing an Indian mafia killer (complete with genuine Indian accent!). As for the rest of the Broken Lizard gang, they look like they’re relegated to the background here. Check out the trailer for yourself:

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The next film from Broken Lizard, the comedy troupe behind such movies you’ve probably watched in a college apartment as Super Troopers and Beerfest, is now in development and has a leading actor signed. The Baby Makers will be directed by Broken Lizard mainstay Jay Chandrasekhar from a script by Ice Age: The Meltdown writers Peter Gaulke and Jerry Swallow. As for that leading actor, the comedy troupe has scooped up indie darling Paul Schneider for the starring role. You may know him from such things as All the Real Girls, Lars and the Real Girl, and plenty of other things that don’t have the words ‘real’ and ‘girl’ in the title. The film will be about a young couple who are having trouble conceiving, which leads to the husband convincing his friends to help him break into a sperm bank and retrieve a donation he made there when you was younger. In addition to Schneider, The Baby Makers will also star Kevin Heffernan as the nutty best friend, Chandrasekhar as an Estonian thief, and other Broken Lizard members such as Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske doing who knows what. I’m not as big a fan of Broken Lizard’s movies as many other people seem to be, but they’ve had some strong moments, and I do have kind of a giant man crush on Paul Schneider, so I’m looking forward to giving this one a chance. [Variety]

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Kevin Heffernan

After chatting with him right before the theatrical release of The Slammin’ Salmon, we decided that Kevin Heffernan is our kind of guy. So we’re back for more. And to celebrate the release of The Slammin’ Salmon on DVD and Blu-ray (it’s in stores now), we sat down to once again pick the brain of the first-time director.

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We spoke with Kevin Heffernan, one-fifth of Broken Lizard and forever beloved for demanding a liter of cola as Farva in ‘Super Troopers’ and dying in a giant vat of beer in ‘Beerfest.’ In ‘The Slammin’ Salmon,’ the comedy troupe’s latest, he takes over the director’s chair.

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Anchor Bay Entertainment has released the first official trailer for the upcoming Broken Lizard comedy The Slammin’ Salmon, which they will release in limited fashion in December.

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While they are currently working on the script (hopefully) for Super Troopers 2, they have also been working on a few other projects. This would be one of them…

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The folks at Happy Madison have hit a new low…

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Paramount has decided to follow up Cloverfield with another monster movie… One about Bigfoot.

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