Like fellow ’90s upstarts South Park and Mr. Show, the films of Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) were dismissed in their time as witless dick-and-fart-joke spectacles with all the depth of a spring-break lap dance. Yet Smith and his superhero-sex-organ-obsessed cronies have aged well over the decades, maintaining a loyal fan base through inspired films (like 2011’s homophobia-terrorist thriller Red State) and a series of widely popular podcasts that have dominated the medium.
Smith and sidekick Jason Mewes will be delivering a live performance of their podcast (one of many), called POTcast: Jay & Silent Bob Get Old, this week at the Boulder Theater, and for those who tuned into last week’s episode of SModcast, Smith may have some big news to deliver when he comes to town. “I’m doing something I’ve never thought I’d do, but I can’t talk about it yet,” Smith said, alluding to the fact that it was a series for a major network, and “one of the most original ideas I’ve ever heard, but delightfully retro.”
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You can be sure more than a few fanboys will be on hand today to press Smith for more details. POTcast begins at 8 p.m. at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street in Boulder; tickets are $25 to $50. For more information, visit www.bouldertheater.com.
Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m., 2013