Friday, May 4, 8 p.m.
Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center
Currently co-starring in the slapstick hit Super Troopers 2 – a movie that earned back its $13.5 million budget in its first three days of release – comedians Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme take the stage at the Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center on May 4, treating fans to a night of hilarious reminiscences on their lives, careers, and history as members of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe.
Broken Lizard was formed at New York's Colgate University in 1990 when Jay Chandrasekhar was asked by a student theatre director to put together a comedy show. Chandrasekhar consequently assembled a sketch-comedy troupe that included himself, Heffernan, Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske, all members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and all still members of Broken Lizard. The team originally performed a combination of stage sketches and short videos under the name Charred Goosebeak, and after graduation, the performers reunited in New York City and spent the next few years performing at various clubs – mostly the Greenwich Village mainstay The Duplex – as Broken Lizard. Their collective performance interests eventually shifted more toward film than stage, leading them to create the half-hour media spoof The Tinfoil Monkey Agenda, and in 2000, the Broken Lizard quintet filmed the original Super Troopers – a moderate success in 2002 that went on to develop a huge cult following.
Since then, the Broken Lizard troupe has written and starred in comedies including Club Dread, Beerfest, and The Slammin' Salmon, and a successful crowd-funding campaign resulted in the long-awaited release of Super Troopers 2. During their Rhythm City engagement, Heffernan and Lemme will perform stand-up, sketch comedy, and share tales about the making of their movies, which include a few – such as The Babymakers and The Dukes of Hazzard – produced outside the Broken Lizard label.
Heffernan's and Lemme's May 4 performance begins at 8 p.m., tickets are $20 plus tax, and more information and reservations are available by visiting RhythmCityCasino.com.