Jay Chandrasekhar quotes

Born
April 9, 1968, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Occupation
Comedian, director, screenwriter, actor.

Jay Chandrasekhar is an American comedian, director, screenwriter, and actor.

That movie – ‘Airplane!‘ – it influenced so many of us.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

You can’t halt time.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

The thing about people from Chicago and the Northwest suburbs is that they’re very cocky. I think that serves us well in the show business world.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

I don’t like soft villains in comedy films.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

I am convinced that tough villains help make a comedy sparkle because they provide a contrast to the funny guys.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

What I’ve found is that humans do laugh at the same things everywhere.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

History is ultimately storytelling. I think the more stories you write in life – and I’ve written a lot of screenplays, a lot of short stories – you realize it’s your interpretation of events that people read, and they absorb that.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

Ultimately, in regular television, you’ve got seven or eight executives and maybe 50 people in the room with dials who are deciding whether a show goes – and it’s not a great way, because we’re making mass entertainment.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

Violence is totally accepted in this country.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

I actually like and love Chevy Chase.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

If a joke makes our tribe laugh, we assume it will make other friend-tribes laugh.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

A lot of comedy films, there’s the opinion, ‘Well, if it’s funny, put it in.’ But I think you have to be more disciplined than that.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

I’ve written close to 20 screenplays and 100 sketches – I know exactly how to do them. They’re judged by set criteria that I know.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

Our fans often tell us that they see themselves in us. The relationship between the guys in Broken Lizard rings a bell with them, because they have their own little friend groups, with their own complex dynamics, and their own private jokes.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

Philosophy teaches you to think big.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

Showbiz works well when you give the audience what they want.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

The reality about shooting films is that you can shoot many jokes and decide later which one works. So it’s not worth fighting about jokes.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

Integrity matters. What our fans think matters.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

We’ve always had a philosophy that we would always go wherever the joke is.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

I would never be comfortable with an edited name. I have never hidden the fact that I am of Indian origin.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

I think that Broken Lizard movies typically have to be able to star five guys, so it’s like, policemen, spacemen, a basketball team.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

Super Troopers‘ did well but not crazy-well theatrically. But it did so well after that it – in ancillary markets – that it became impossible for us to get away from it. We’d get pulled over by cops who would thank us and then would let us go.
– Jay Chandrasekhar

Frankly, I love ‘Scream’: I think it’s one of the great scary/funny movies.
– Jay Chandrasekhar