Hi, I'm Jay (Mewes) and this is my heterosexual life-mate, Chatty Kev (Smith). Snootchie Bootchies, Citizens! We put things in our mouths for money!
Jason Mewes is Jay from Jay and Silent Bob, co-host of the podcast JAY & SILENT BOB GET OLD, co-author of the forthcoming book JAY & SILENT BOB'S BLUEPRINTS FOR DESTROYING EVERYTHING, and co-producer and co-star of the R-rated animated extravaganza JAY & SILENT BOB'S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE (Available NOW on VOD and iTunes).
Kevin Smith is the fat guy who got thrown off the plane. He also made CLERKS once.
This is our playground: http://smodcast.com/ This is our FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/JayandSilentBob This is our Twitter: Jason: @JayMewes Kevin: @ThatKevinSmith SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE: http://seesmod.com/groovymovie/
I'd love to soak up the credit, but that was more Ralph than me (though I am a fan).
Yo baby, you ever have your asshole licked by a fat man in an overcoat??
Also, you guys are awesome!
KEV SAYS: Never had my asshole licked by a fat man in an overcoat. But the thin guy? He tosses salad like a Top Chef.
What was it like working with George Carlin on Dogma? Any interesting stories about the man?
Working with George Carlin on ANYTHING was always a sheer joy and honor. You got the feeling you were talking to living history, or at the very least, the smartest man in the world. I loved and still love George Carlin and miss him more frequently than I have any right to miss someone who wasn't blood. He spoke to power.
Here's a George story: http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/10yc8h/kevin_smith_on_george_carlin_and_dogma_i_rolled_a
How do you feel the evolution of superhero movies has been over the last 10 years, and do you think any superhero has been passed over that would transition to film well?
I'm delighted that the superhero/comic book movie has become the new, far-more-expensive-and-fun-to-look-at western. We can nitpick but holy shit, think of the low-tech affairs I had to subsist on as a kid? Today's Spider-Man can fight the Rhino! Our Spider-Man fought bad vocabulary beside Lucius Fox on THE ELECTRIC COMPANY.
The character that's waiting to happen cinematically (or on TV): The Question. Creepy and perfect for an ongoing series.
Did you really think you would pull a fast one on us with that schooner?
edit Also, you have been spam-filtered. You probably want to contact the IAmA moderators or someone at reddit.
You know what really blows about that? I remember the conversation with Props Brian about the poster, and how it called for a sailboat. He said "There are none. We've looked all over Minnesota." And I said "If anyone ever sees that it's NOT a sailboat, I'm the one who's gonna get shit for it." And Props Brian said "You can't see this on a TV." He was right... for awhile.
Good luck getting an answer on this serious question. Celebrities always answer softball questions but avoid anything damning, such as this. I want my money back, Kevin Smith. #JusticeforWilliam
I don't duck ANY balls, soft or hard, sir. I face ALL balls with the same wide-open mouth.
Are you looking for a new accountant?
KEV SAYS: I've been with the same accountant for nearly 20 years now. She's so awesome that even if she made off with every cent I ever made, I'd never be mad. Sad, sure - but not mad. She's the cornerstone of my organization, to be honest. Without her, I'd never be able to be who I am.
So what are your rates?
First off, I want you to know that I absolutely adore your work. It was your work that pushed me in the direction of wanting to become a writer in the first place (even going as far as adding on a Creative Writing minor to my college degree in Graphic Design). Your ability to manipulate language and so forth really inspired me and for that, I thank you. Yes, it's cliche to say, but you are my hero.
Now, over the past few months, I've been doing some writing and trying to keep at it daily. There have been a number of times where I don't know what to do next. I stare at the screen and try to figure out what to write. Others would say it's "writer's block," but I'm one of those who believes such a thing does not exist.
Prior to the recent work that I've been doing, I would stop writing for days to even weeks. Lately though, I've been of the mindset where I have to push myself to write even if I don't think it's very good.
So, what I want to know is what keeps you going? What inspires you to write and have there been times where even you, a man who is verbally gifted didn't know what to put to paper/type on a keyboard?
Again, thank you, Kev.
PS I was the guy who sold the "Penis Gun" Punisher figure this past season on Comic Book Men. It was an absolute blast and something I will treasure for as long as I live. It's not every day that you get to be a part of something that your hero made.
PPS If you're looking for extras to cast for Clerks 3 when that gets rolling, I will do anything to be a part of it. I will go as far as to say that I will do it for free. It's the least I could do for the guy who helped birth creativity in not just myself, but others throughout the world.
KEV SAYS: I love your post. Thanks for the kind words.
Honestly? Death motivates me. One day it all ends for our hero, and he doesn't get to express myself anymore. Nightmare thought for a motor mouth full of ideas (some of which are actually good). What am I waiting for? Might as well spit it all out now while I've got the chance.
You know what also helps? Change up the creative outlet from time to time. A writer writes, sure - but a writer can also podcast, and sometimes saying shit out loud can help. Or go take some photographs. Or shoot a short film. Or paint. Even if the words aren't flowing, capture SOME moment that you can share or convey to others: that's your only job as an artist. Don't worry about whether it's "good" or "bad", as art is in the eye of the beholder anyway. You just capture the moment, by any means necessary (Except, y'know, any way that hurts or kills someone else).
Kevin AND Jason, what are your thoughts on the new Star Wars cast?
Also: What are your Favorite versions of Star Trek and who are yous guys favorite captain?
Meet the new STAR WARS cast - same as the old STAR WARS cast. And I'm so fucking thankful for that.
Favorite TREK is the cinematic universe of the original cast. Favorite Captain is Kirk.
How do you take your orange juice? Pulp free, some pulp or lots of pulp? Or...other?
Pulp free unless it's fresh squeezed. Then you can pulp the shit out of me.
Hey guys. I love the show Comic Book Men. What can we expect to see in season 4?
KEV SAYS: Means the world to me that you like the show. Because of folks like you, we're about to start shooting Season 4 this summer! The show will return to trawl in the wake of THE WALKING/TALKING DEAD this fall.
As to what to expect... We're HOPING that we get to bring the boys to ComicCon in July. And in addition to that, we'll be throwing our OWN con, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of perhaps the greatest con of all time in the world of cinema - CLERKS! So if you wanna be ON the show with me and the COMIC BOOK MEN, you'll have your chance in late August when CLERKS CON happens.
And after 3 hours of A-ing your Anythings, I'm off to the dentist. Thanks for hanging with me and Mewes this morning. If you ever wanna ask me questions I didn't get to during this AMA, hit me up at Twitter ( https://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith ) or Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/YesThatKevinSmith ). Jason made a funny fucking flick with JAY & SILENT BOB'S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE, so check that out TODAY if you get a chance. Here are all the places it's available to watch INSTANTLY... iTunes, VOD, Amazon Instant Video, Google, AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Time Warner, Rogers, Brighthouse, Telus, Bell, Shaw, Sasktel, MTS, Blockbuster on Demand, Microsoft, Rovi, Vudu & more! Jam-packed BLURAY and DVD VERSIONS AVAILABLE THIS SEPTEMBER! If you can wait, it'll be available on NETFLIX too, this fall!
Thanks for your continued interest and support. AND? You put our AMA on the front page of Reddit this morning! So thanks for that too!
1) when can we expect clerks 3 or the next jay and silent bob movie?
2) you must have a lot of pull at AMC. any plans to bring a thriller to the network? like RedState, but as a series? Its working out pretty well for From Dusk Till Dawn.
1) The next JAY & SILENT BOB movie you can watch RIGHT NOW: http://seesmod.com/groovymovie/ CLERKS III we start in 2015 now. I couldn't make it happen this year.
2) I hear AMC is thinking of trying this new thriller called THE WALKING DEAD...
Hey guys, big fan etc.
Kev, I understand your new movie Tusk is based on a prank classified ad offering free lodging on the condition that the guest dresses as a walrus. Does that mean that the poster of the ad can demand writing credits (and moneys), having come up with the premise of the film? How does that work?
There was a flick years ago called IN & OUT, starring Kevin Kline. It was based on a moment in Tom Hanks' acceptance speech for his PHILADELPHIA Oscar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_%26_Out You'll notice there is no "Based on Something Tom Hanks Said at the Oscars" credit.
Chris Parkinson was the Brighton prankster responsible for the fake GumTree.uk ad about the fictional dude offering a room for rent in exchange for dressing as a walrus. The conversation that sprang from SModcast took the idea and ran with it in a different direction, and the movie is even more different than the ad or the podcast. At the end of the day, you can't give a writing credit to everybody who offered a kernel of inspiration that popped into a different idea altogether.
But you CAN give them a PRODUCER'S credit. So we flew him out to the set, put him in the movie, and made him an Associate Producer of TUSK. http://news.sky.com/story/1173604/joke-walrus-ad-made-into-hollywood-horror-film
I don't have a question. I just wanted to say thanks to Kevin for the Pornhub Shoutout on Hollywood Babble On!
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