Tuesday, February 9, 2010

PSA: Kevin Smith is hilarious

Before I leave cold Toronto for sunny California, I want to share one last thing with you. The other night a friend and I were lucky enough to see Kevin Smith do a Q&A with his fans at the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto. He has been doing this type of show every year for the last five, always around mid-February. If you love his movies then this is dream come true: Smith speaks as though the audience is made up entirely of his close personal friends, and really gives you a window into his life and the entertainment industry.

In previous years he has done similar shows at college campuses all across the US. I can't say whether or not he is doing any more touring but if he does happen to come to your town then go see him. It will always be worth the money, that much is certain. If you can't see him live then go rent his DVD, An Evening With Kevin Smith, which is a collection of highlights from a tour he did back in 2001. It has received two follow-up DVDs, and is largely the reason why he still continues to do these types of talks. More than that it is absolutely hilarious. If you don't believe me then check out YouTube, where you can watch low-quality versions of the entire DVD, or short clips like the one I am including below. His story about being brought on to re-write the script for a Superman reboot in the mid 1990s has always stuck with me as one of the most absurd yet totally believable Hollywood stories. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have:

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