[COMEDY: Review] Jay & Silent Bob Get Old
Jay & Silent Bob Get Old
Friday April 20 / The Enmore Theatre
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If you’re not a fan of the films, you’d almost certainly hate this show. For the full house at the Enmore on Friday night, however, it was magic. These days, ‘Silent Bob’ is something of a misnomer. Having all but retired from directing, raconteur Kevin Smith has made an art form of simply chatting with his friends.
Their rockin’ hot and ever-supportive wives, Jennifer Schwalbach and Jordan Monsanto, introduced the show proclaiming that if their husbands could make us laugh they’d be getting seriously laid afterwards. With the tone very much set, Smith and Jason Mewes took the stage to their very own theme song and the crowd erupted.
For those who don’t know, Jay & Silent Bob was set up as a weekly podcast intervention in early 2007 as a way to keep Mewes from relapsing into heroine addiction. His willingness to talk about every aspect of his life in excruciating detail is as admirable as it is hilarious, especially when it concerns spending the entire day trying to convince his wife to fuck on the hotel balcony.
Smith’s expressive storytelling and impressive vocabulary of filth is met with waves of laughter, and he takes great pleasure in explaining his depressing afternoon spent watching the tanned surfers at Bondi (the audience cheerfully correcting his pronunciation). The two bounce off each other effortlessly, as can be expected of old friends, Smith constantly reminding Mewes to stay on-mic as he mimes the varied sex acts that make up his life story.
Before long it’s time to play ‘Let Us Fuck’, a crowd participation game in which several audience members get up on stage and simulate a made-up sex position (‘Ewok Cockblock’ anyone?) with Mewes. Although always funny, I took the opportunity to sneak out and wait at stage door. As they walked out I gave a small wave. Kevin waved back with a loud “Hey man!” and motioned me over. He even let me give him a hug. You know how they say you shouldn’t meet your heroes? Yeah, it’s bullshit. They were amazing.
Come back soon guys, and bring Mosier and Garman!
Posted: May 6th, 2012 under Arts, Brag 460 (April 30), Theatre Reviews.
Tags: Jason Mewes, Jay & Silent Bob Get Old, Jennifer Schwalbach, Jordan Monsanto, Kevin Smith, Robbie Miles, The Brag, The Enmore Theatre