Friday, April 10, 2020

The Time I Met Kevin Smith

I know this website has a lot of bad opinions about Kevin Smith but the one positive thing we can say is that he’s really nice in person.  On two separate New York Comic Con occasions I bumped into him.  The first time he was walking by with a full entourage and I proceeded to tell him how Conan O’Brien was cooler than Jay Leno.  He didn’t quite hear me so he took the time to stop and listen, all the while his entourage was rushing him along.  When I restated my claim he exclaimed “Really!” I replied “Yeah.”  He rolled his eyes playfully and went about his business.  Some might see this as a bit douchey but he was genuinely being cool about the entire interaction. 

The second meeting with him was as he was doing a meet and greet with his fans.  I stumbled onto the tale end of the photo session.  His entourage was again rushing him out the door and he insisted on staying and talking and getting pictures with anyone and everyone who was there.  He would not leave until everyone who wanted to, had the opportunity to talk with him.  I also passed him off a DVD with a trailer for Dumped.  He graciously accepted it.  Who knows if he watched it, but he was very nice during the entire interaction.

Written by
Joseph Ammendolea
“I Like To Play With Toys” Productions®