Silent Bob Speaks – An Evening with Kevin Smith

Last week, two DVDs showed up from Netflix. Because of the speed at which we’ve recently gone through movies, there are a number of old items in our queue, and the two DVDs I pulled out were “An evening with Kevin Smith”, part I and part II.

Kevin Smith, of course, being the irreverant filmmaker who bought us movies such as Clerks, Mall Rats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma.

I’m a big fan, but, since Kevin plays the character “Silent Bob” (“Mostly silent but occaisionally insightful Bob” would be a little closer to the truth) in his movies, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Something like “Inside the Actor’s Studio” seemed likely, and my wife and I settled down to watch.

What we got was the highlights of Kevin fielding audience questions at a number of university appearances. I knew that Kevin was a gifted storyteller, but he is able to do the same thing on stage.

These DVDs are hugely entertaining. If you’re a Kevin Smith fan, you should definitely see them.


Comments (4)

  1. Kevin Dente says:

    Kevin Smith did a week-long stint as a fill-in DJ at a radio station down here in the Bay Area. He was amazingly good – totally natural, hilarious, great at extemporaneous dialog. Very impressive.

  2. Don Demsak says:

    Eric, if you liked an Evening With Kevin Smith, then you may want to catch him at a local university sometime. I live in NJ, and Kevin recently did his thing at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank (the home of The Secret Stash East) and down the road from his home town (he now lives near LA). Kevin was on stage for 7 hours! And then went over to the Secret Stash and signed copies of his new book for 2 1/2 hours.