Director Kevin Smith has added a second Dallas show to Texas Theatre this fall and now Jason Mewes will be along for the ride. After selling out a spoken word performance that will no doubt involve a long Q&A session, Smith has added a podcast recording of "Jay & Silent Bob Get Old" for later that night. The event has just been announced and tickets are on sale today. Jay and Silent Bob (Mewes and Smith, respectively) are characters that have appeared in several of Smith’s films, dating all the way back to his 1994 debut, Clerks.
Bob may be mostly silent, but Jay is known for being belligerent and even hostile. On film, the two are typically focused on selling pot outside a convenience store. The popular duo plans to hit the big screen again with Mallrats 2 and Clerks III, which Smith plans to film this year and next. If you have ever seen one of the several Kevin Smith spoken word DVDs, you know that crowds really respond to Jay. All he has to do is come out and smoke a cigarette and people are screaming.
Smith may be the brains behind the View Askewniverse world he has created with films, podcasts, TV shows, and comic books. But Jay is unquestionably the star of this fictional reality. After appearing in supporting roles in Smith’s first four films, the duo starred in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back in 2001. A sequel to Mallrats, a film that bombed back in 1995, wouldn’t make much sense at first glance. But the film has become a cult classic over the years and fans are always clamoring for Jay and Silent Bob to return to the big screen.
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old takes place at 10:30 P.M., Friday, August 28, at Texas Theatre, $35. For more info visit paradeofflesh.com.
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