Chasing Kevin

During a live podcast recording at last year’s SF Sketchfest, Kevin Smithregaled the audience with adventures abput his rectum and talked about how he was caring for the family dog who was so close to death that everyone else had given up on her. And while those are not the typical go-to subjects for a comedic performance, filmmaker Smith -- best known for flicks like Clerks, Chasing Amy, and Dogma -- imbued them with an honest and honestly funny sensitivity. He even opened up the painful topic of being discriminated against because of his size, as he was when he was infamously asked to deplane a Southwest Airlines flight in Oakland in 2010. His ability to be unflinchingly personal allows for a type of comedy that is genuinely refreshing; it’s a nice surprise from the man who is so often typecast as his Clerks character Silent Bob.
Wed., Feb. 6, 8 p.m., 2013

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