Pod People

Kevin Smith is a talker. The rebel filmmaker’s built up a podcast empire, and two of his premier shows pop up in downtown Phoenix in their live incarnations on Saturday, June 7.

The master of the View Askewniverse started the Jay & Silent Bob Get Old podcast as a laidback weekly intervention to keep his best friend Jason Mewes, most well-known as mischievous stoner Jay in Smith’s films, on the wagon. Now tallying 1400-plus days of sobriety, Mewes shares tales of his drug-hazed past, sex romps, and other uncensored high-jinks. Meanwhile, Edumacation sees former Tonight Show with Jay Leno staffer Andy McElfresh attempting to increase Smith’s intellect with a smattering of surprising facts.

Stand Up Live, 50 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix, hosts the Jay & Silent Bob Get Old live podcast recording at 7 p.m. and the Kevin Smith Present Edumacation with Andy McElfresh at 10 p.m. Admission for each show is $40. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit

Sat., June 7, 7 p.m., 2014
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