Broken Lizard member Jay Chandrasekhar may be most famous for sporting a formidable mustache in the comedy troupe’s 2001 cult hit “Super Troopers,” which he also directed. In recent years, he’s been spending time doing stand-up, which brings him to the Arlington for three shows this weekend. Here’s a brief tour of his career.
Broken Lizard, which formed at Colgate University in the ’90s, makes raunchy and insanely quotable films (like dorm room staple “Beerfest”) that, at their core, are about friendship. The quintet, which often tours together (members Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan will do stand-up together at the Drafthouse in October), still collaborates and has long promised to make a “Super Troopers” sequel.
Outside of Broken Lizard, Chandrasekhar has directed a couple of films — “The Dukes of Hazzard” remake and 2012’s “The Babymakers” — and a ton of television shows. Since 2001, he’s lived a comedy nerd’s dream by directing episodes of “Arrested Development,” “Undeclared,” “Happy Endings” and “Community.” He also helmed an episode of NBC’s ill-fated “Animal Practice,” because not every job can be a winner.
Chandrasekhar started doing stand-up at 19 but got away from it as he became busy with film projects. After Broken Lizard’s 2009 live tour to promote the film “The Slammin’ Salmon,” though, he began performing live more often. His comedy is a mix of jokes and stories, with reflections on his youth, working in Hollywood and growing older.
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; Sat., 7:30 & 10 p.m., Sun., 10 p.m., $25.
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