Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Comedy duo Jay and Silent Bob bring their tour to Palladium

The cult comedy duo Jay and Silent Bob, played by director Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes, are bringing their new cartoon movie to St. Petersburg's Palladium Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for a one-night-only screening followed by a live show taking questions from the audience.

The unusual tour for Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie brings back the stoner duo from Smith's 1994 indie hit film Clerks. The characters have appeared in almost every Kevin Smith movie including Chasing Amy and their own Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

Called a "slacker-era Laurel and Hardy" the chubby, trench-coated Smith rarely speaks but reacts profoundly as the thin, manic Mewes delivers profane commentaries on sex and drugs that are both filthy and adorable.

Smith may play a silent character, but the director is downright chatty when it comes to answering questions from the audience, often dishing the inside scoop on how Hollywood deals get made. Tickets are $25-$59. (727) 822-3590. The Palladium Theater is at 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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