For the past two and a half years, Jay and Silent Bob AKA Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes have been producing a podcast featuring disturbing, vulgar and obscene tales of yore. "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" is something of a traveling circus, taped before a live studio audience across the world, and tonight they are taping it live in Houston at the West Oaks Alamo Drafthouse.
Jay and Silent Bob have been friends for years. The world was first introduced to the duo as two losers who wasted their time hanging outside of a convenience store in the movie Clerks. They stole every scene they were in, which resulted in director Kevin Smith featuring them in his various other films, such as Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma. Smith went as far as to give the unlikely pair a movie of their own, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, the real forces behind the characters, have also been friends for years. In the inaugural podcast recorded back in August of 2010, Smith describes the first time he and Mewes met back in his hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey. The love and admiration these longtime pals have for each other is obvious upon first listen, despite the colorful four letter words they used to describe each other.
This is not Smith's first visit to Houston or to the Alamo Drafthouse. In 2010 Smith brought his other partner in crime, longtime producer Scott Mosier, for a taping of their collaboration Smodcast (apparently these guys like podcasts).
Smith fans are in for an even bigger bang tonight as the Drafthouse will be screening the cult hit Mallrats prior to the live taping. "We are thrilled and excited to have Kevin Smith return to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at West Oaks Mall, he is truly one of our favorite guests!" Alamo tells us, "...it is going to be a great crowd and an awesome night!"
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The "great crowd" is sure to be filled with Mallrats quoting-Kevin Smith loving fanboys, so if you haven't seen the movie in a while, you might want to brush up prior to the screening. During the podcast there will be a Q&A period as well; the more questions about the pains of working with Shannen Doherty, the better. Maybe the audience will get really lucky and Jay will shriek out his infamous, "Snootchie-bootchies."
As you can imagine tickets to this event are in hot demand. For more information visit drafthouse.com.
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old Live Taping begins at 7:30pm Friday at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - West Oaks by West Oaks Mall.