Kevin Heffernan & Steve Lemme of Broken Lizard

Kevin Heffernan & Steve Lemme of Broken Lizard


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About Kevin Heffernan & Steve Lemme of Broken Lizard

Back before I had hair on my body, I started doing comedy with the other Broken Lizard fellas at Colgate University. We relocated to NYC and when we realized we couldn't make college jokes anymore, we started making films. Our first was Puddle Cruiser. And we were hooked. We followed with some (self proclaimed) cult favorites Super Troopers, Club Dread & Beerfest. The other Lizards were generous enough to let me make my directorial debut on our most recent film, The Slammin’ Salmon.

In addition to the BL films, I've shown my face in a few others: The Dukes of Hazzard, Sky High, Strange Wilderness & The Babymakers. And some TV shows: Curb Your Enthusiasm, How I Met Your Mother, VEEP, Workaholics & Marvel's Agent Carter.

If you want to see me tackle some other comic genres, I have a stand up concert film available on Netflix called Fat Man Little Boy and a podcast I do with Steve Lemme which airs weekly on the Nerdist Network called Chewin' It with Kevin & Steve.
As I write this, I'm currently shooting a new TV Pilot for TBS called Quality Time. If the TV Gods play along, you'll see it later this year.

I was born in NYC to an immigrant father and a local NYC gal. In high school I became a professional break dancer, making my small screen debut in a tv commercial for a Colombian clothing company that aired only in Colombia. After that, I was politely asked to leave my high school in NYC and went out to a boarding school in Colorado for two years.

I went to Colgate University where I met the guys that I would eventually form Broken Lizard with. When I dropped out of Colgate my senior year, my immigrant father told me his own life story. He’d been a professor of chemical engineering in Argentina. He came to America at age 30 and was told he couldn’t get a job as a chemical engineer unless he got an American degree. He didn’t speak English so he had to go to school to learn it and simultaneously went to a polytechnic institute to get his chemical engineering degree. While he was doing this, he earned money by being a dishwasher and selling hot dogs in Times Square. So, to say he wasn’t happy that his only son had dropped out of college is an understatement. We weren’t exactly seeing eye to eye in those days.

It all changed when he came to see the first Broken Lizard show at a cabaret club in the village. He was happy that I was finally putting an effort into something. When he first saw Super Troopers at the premiere in NYC, he cried when the 20th Century Fox fanfare played. He used to go to Best Buy and make sure the row of DVD’s was properly stocked. When Club Dread came out he cried again, first at the 20th Century Fox fanfare, but then also when he realized that my character, Juan Castillo, was based on him. He cried at Beerfest but when he saw the WB logo, he turned to me and said, through his tears, in his thick Argentinian accent, “That’s All Folks.”