Kevin Heffernan: They're like Superman and Clark Kent, You'll never see us together in one room at the same time.
Steve Lemme: What it is, is that we're the funny ones.
KH: Several years ago, we realized that we were the only two within the troupe who had never done stand-up before.
SL: They made us go, and now we just stay on the road.
SL: You can ask me any question about Kevin Heffernan and I can answer.
KH: Ask me about a body part of his, go ahead.
SL: We each do our jobs better.
KH: Do we?
SL: We no longer live in the same apartment.
KH: We no longer drive in only one vehicle – all of us jammed in a car, which is how we came up with Super Troopers. Now, we have our own cars.
SL: OK, you got us.
KH: There were four of us in Beta Theta Pi and another — Paul Soder — in the men's singing group fraternity.
SL: He wasn't exactly looked down upon, but he was the subject of one of first skits, making fun of all-male singing groups on campus. He was a willing participant, though.
SL: We were a breach birth.
KH: We had fun poking fun of on-campus politics at our start, so we shared that camaraderie. There was a void in comedy in that area. We just clicked. From there we moved to NYC, did sketch comedy in clubs, and quickly decided to become a film entity.
SL: It is difficult to make a mid-range-budget, even a low-budget film, within the studio system. It's a momentum game, however, which is why we do things such as sketch tours.
KH: We're open to any form – we want to tell stories that make people laugh. If we can find a way to do that through Netflix or Amazon, we will. It is hard to harness an audience in a theater when home viewing is such a viable option.
SL: Shocking. Going back to your previous question, that is THE grassroots way to make money. It was superhumbling to see such an avid audience.
KH: Pumped it all into the film.
SL: OK, we dropped it all in Mexico.
KH: Yes, and it wasn't hard either. He loves Jerry Lewis. His agent approached us for the first one – he wants to do comedy.
SL: We felt unaccomplished next to him. He's more present in Super Troopers 2 than the first one.
KH: That's a good question.