Kevin Smith appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:00pm!
Join the Coolidge in welcoming Kevin Smith (director of Clerks and Mallrats, writer of Silent Bob Speaks and The Bionic Man) for an exclusive Boston appearance in support of his hilarious new book TOUGH SH*T: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good (Gotham Books, March 20, 2012, available in Hardcover, eBook and Penguin Audio). In it nothing is off limits, it’s a memoir that unlocks his unlikely path to success. For this special evening Kevin will discuss the book and answer questions from the audience.
This isn’t a book of feel-good stories. It’s a book of Tough Sh*t. He talks about the critics who’ve savaged his films and the actors and executives who’ve made him hate what he loves. He discusses his fallout out with Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company and his feuds with Bruce Willis. He examines his struggles with weight, the infamous Southwest Airlines incident, and why he decided to start smoking pot at the age of 38. But he also tells you the good stuff you get if you suffer through the Tough Sh*t, like his amazing wife Jen, who suffers through marriage to a sex-obsessed fatty.
Sprinkled throughout, Kevin offers his readers gems of life advice that have helped him along the way: like what he learned from his hero Wayne Gretzky – “Don’t go where the puck’s been; go where it’s gonna be;” from the very act of conception – “You’re a big, fat bucket of win when you begin this crapshoot life;” and from Ferris Bueller: “You can never go too far. But if you’re gonna get busted, don’t let it be by a guy like that.”
Fanboys, film-buffs, stoners, fatties, skinnies, Smodcasters and anyone who wants to know how to get away with getting paid for doing what they love will find something to like in this book.
All tickets: $28, ticket price includes a signed copy of the book to be picked up upon arrival at the theatre.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
Kevin Smith signs at Joseph Beth Booksellers on Monday March 26, 2012 at 7:00pm.
Joseph Beth Booksellers
1727 Riverside Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202
Kevin Smith speaks live at The Pabst Theater on Sunday March 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM.
Next Chapter Bookshop welcomes acclaimed writer/director Kevin Smith for an evening of conversation about life, work, and his new memoir Tough Sh*t: Life Advice From A Fat, Lazy Slob That Did Good. Kevin will be LIVE in conversation with Lanora Haradon, owner of Next Chapter Bookshop. The program will last approximately 90 minutes.
Each admission ticket includes an autographed copy of Kevin’s new book Tough Sh*t.
Tickets are available directly from The Pabst Theater box office.
Kevin Smith will be the first to admit that he’s an unlikely source for life advice. After all, he’s that overweight guy who did that movie Clerks a million years ago. But take a second look at Kevin Smith: he’s spent the past 15 years doing whatever he wants and getting paid for it. And he has a hot wife, too. In his new book TOUGH SH*T: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good, nothing is off limits. It’s a memoir that unlocks his unlikely path to success – Smith tells stories of how he fell in love with movies as a child and watched George Carlin with his dad, of his first time taking a pilgrimage to the Angelika in big, scary New York with his movie-buff buddy, and how after a successful run of 10 movies he decided the best thing he could do for his career would be to blow the whole thing up. And don’t think that Kevin Smith, (the man who made bromance movies before “bromance” was even a word) doesn’t get dirty. This isn’t a book of feel-good stories. It’s a book of Tough Sh*t. He talks about the critics who’ve savaged his films and the actors and executives who’ve made him hate what he loves. He discusses his fallout out with Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company and his feuds with Bruce Willis. He examines his struggles with weight, the infamous Southwest Airlines incident, and why he decided to start smoking pot at the age of 38. But he also tells you the good stuff you get if you suffer through the Tough Sh*t. Like his amazing wife Jen, who suffers through marriage to a sex-obsessed fatty. And working with his idol George Carlin. And one of the biggest thrills of his life: when he got to watch a movie he made– an homage to Quentin Tarantino – with Quentin Tarantino. And sprinkled throughout, Kevin offers his readers gems of life advice that have helped him along the way: like what he learned from his hero Wayne Gretzky – ““Don’t go where the puck’s been; go where it’s gonna be,” from the very act of conception – “You’re a big, fat bucket of win when you begin this crapshoot life.”—and from Ferris Bueller: “You can never go too far. But if you’re gonna get busted, don’t let it be by a guy like that.”Fanboys, film-buffs, stoners, fatties, skinnies, Smodcasters and anyone who wants to know how to get away with getting paid for doing what they love will find something to like in this book. And if you don’t like what he has to say, Kevin’s response is a no-brainer: TOUGH SH*T.
144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Kevin Smith signs at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday March 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM.
About this Author
Kevin Smith sold his comic book collection to fund the movie Clerks, and after it became a huge cult hit he was able to buy them back. One of the most successful and critically acclaimed independent film-makers of recent years, Smith was the producer of the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting and has also written and directed Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl and Clerks II. He is an actor, having appeared in the new Die Hard movie and the Friends spin-off, Joey, among others.
Barnes & Noble - Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Kevin Smith signs at Bookends on March 20, 2012 at 7:00pm.
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear with Walt Flanagan, Bryan Johnson and Brian Quinn at the Count Basie Theatre on October 8, 2011!
Jay & Silent Bob are back! Live in person! Writer, producer, director and actor Kevin Smith’s epic-length Q&A’s at the Basie are legendary. Add actor Jason Mewes to the mix, and you’ve got what fans everywhere have been waiting for! Smith and Mewes became film icons playing the characters Jay & Silent Bob in the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks 2. Sometimes touching, always hilarious, “Jay & Silent Bob Get Old” is a look at growing up in Hollywood’s gaze. This engagement will be recorded for smodcast.com, Kevin Smith’s #1-ranked iTunes Comedy podcast, but you can be there in person! Jay & Silent Bob are dying; watch it as it happens!
Featuring Bryan “Steve-Dave” Johnson, Walt “Fanboy” Flanagan, and Brian “The Dubious Tech Guy” Quinn, Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave! are the comedic trio with their own award winning podcast on the SModcast Podcast Network. It all started when Johnson played Steve-Dave, and Flanagan played Fanboy, who yelled “Tell ‘em Steve-Dave!” in the 1995 feature film Mallrats. Now with over 60 podcast episodes to their name, they’re the winners of an iTunes “Best of” award, and two 2010 Podcast Awards, for People’s Choice and Best Comedy.
Opening Act: Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave!
Saturday, October 08, 2011, 8:00 PM
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Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith babble on at the Allen Theatre on Wednesday August 24, 2011 at 7:30pm!
Ralph’s the guy you never listen to on morning radio. Kevin’s the guy who makes movies you never go see. And yet every week, they have the balls to make fun of their TinselTown betters. Their show may be the funniest thing you see at CityWalk… unless you spot Kev steering with his knees because he’s eating two Cinnabons while pulling out of the valet parking lot.
Get tickets here ($35)
Allen Theatre – Cineport 10
700 S. Telshor Street, Las Cruces, NM 88011
Brian O’Halloran, star of CLERKS as the legendary Dante Hicks, appears on Saturday August 6th at 4pm, courtesy of Austin Books & Comics. Special animated CLERKS shorts from Powerhouse Animation.
This unconventional sequel to the cult classic CLERKS takes an awesome approach to the convention; it’s twelve years later, and the film visits the characters with that real-time gap. The two witty slackers from the original film are now older, fatter, and their somewhat temporary jobs as convenient store clerks has reached a pathetic level as they approach their mid-thirties.
Things get even rougher when their place of employment, the Quick Stop, burns down, leaving them jobless as well as aimless. As they settle on a fast food gig, both characters evaluate their lives. Amid this crisis of ambition and masculinity, director Kevin Smith injects his characteristic wit and humor, bringing what is perhaps his most sophisticated and heartfelt comedy.
320 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Kevin Smith brings his SMod-tour to Las Vegas with partners Jason Mewes and Ralph Garman!
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old featuring Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes plus Hollywood Babble-On featuring Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip on Friday, August 12th and Saturday, August 13th at 8:00 PM PDT!
Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip
3771 Las Vegas Blvd South (Across from Monte Carlo), Las Vegas, NV
Special guest actor Brian O’Halloran “Dante” hosts a screening of Clerks on Thursday, August 4 at 9pm.
Blue Starlite Drive-in Theatre
2326 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX