Comedy, cartoons and chronic
Crest Theatre1013 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
If you’ve never heard of Jay and Silent Bob,you probably haven’t watched Clerks or any of the other Kevin Smith-directed films that star the two stoners from New Jersey: Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II, to name a few. To catch you up to speed, the two characters—played by Smith (Silent Bob) and Jason Mewes (Jay)—share some seriously witty and irreverent banter throughout the set of films. Actually, Jay mostly talks to himself the whole time—Silent Bob is, after all, silent.
Anyway, the pair returns to the big screen in a new animated comedy called Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, which plays at the Crest Theatre on Tuesday, April 30, as part of a national tour (which started on April 20, natch) and is followed by a live Q-and-A-style podcast featuring the two actors.
In Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie—set in View Askewniverse, the fictional comedic universe that Smith sets many of his films in—Jay and Silent Bob win the lottery and spend their riches turning themselves into two superheroes named Bluntman and Chronic. They fight against the League of Shitters to clear an “ever-growing weed of suburban crime.” It’s a purposely low-budget affair, costing just $69,000 to make, and is produced by Mewes and directed by Canadian animator Steve Stark. In traditional Jay and Silent Bob form, expect plenty of crass sexual jokes, weed humor and willful-but-comedic stupidity that’s much funnier when you’re stoned silly.