Kevin Heffernan


Best known as one of the five founding members of the Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe (alongside director Jay Chandrasekhar and fellow comedians Paul Soter, Steve Lemme, and Erik Stolhanske), Kevin Heffernan came of age in West Haven, CT, attended the prestigious and exclusive Fairfield College Preparatory School in nearby Fairfield, and eventually enrolled in Colgate University, where he met Chandrasekhar and Co.; the bunch formed a collegiate comedy troupe called “Charred Goosebeak.” Heffernan plays significant roles in the Lizard features, including 1996′s “Puddle Cruiser,” 2001′s “Super Troopers,” 2004′s “Club Dread,” and 2006′s “Beerfest.” He maintained a moderately high profile in “Super Troopers,” where he portrays the no-nonsense, by-the-book cop Farva, who makes an unsuccessful attempt to crack down the pot-smoking, prank-playing deadhead cops played by the other troupe members. Yet his prominence among his contemporaries increased quite a bit in “Club Dread,” in which he played a character called Lars. Heffernan edited, co-produced, and co-wrote the script for “Puddle,” edited and co-wrote Troopers, and co-wrote “Club Dread” and “Beerfest.” He also directed 2006’s “The Slammin’ Salmon.” Like the other four members of the Lizard troupe, he also joined the ensemble cast of “The Dukes of Hazzard,” alongside Burt Reynolds, Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, and Jessica Simpson; Heffernan plays Sheev. In addition to his Lizardian activities, Heffernan also co-wrote the script of “Divine Trash,” the 1998 documentary on cinematic “gutter king” John Waters, with director Steve Yeager. Critics responded quite favorably; The New York Times’ Stephen Holden referred to the piece as “a fine and fascinating biography.” He’s the co-host of the podcast “Chewin’ It with Kevin and Steve,” which lives on the Nerdist network of shows. He also stars with frequent collaborator Steve Lemme in the web series “The Adventures of Fatty & Tatty.”

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Chewin’ It
Saturday, February 1st, 4pm, The Punchline BUY TICKETS

Super Troopers
Saturday, February 1st, 10pm, The Roxie Cinema BUY TICKETS