Halloween in The Castro might not be anything like it used to be, but don’t expect the neighborhood to be completely quiet over the holiday. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes arrive at Castro Theatre with their live Jay and Silent Bob Get Old show on Friday night before the debauchery continues through the weekend.
The pot-fueled duo, made popular in Kevin Smith’s film’s Clerks, Mallrats and Chasing Amy before Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, will perform before a screening of Kevin Smith’s latest film, Red State. Costumes are strongly encouraged.
We caught up with Jason Mewes—the vocal half of the twosome—during a brief phone interview.
What can our audience expect at the Castro Theater for your show?
It will be good times, of course. It will be me and Kevin on stage for an hour and a half. Wherever we’re at, we’ll try to stick to that area and tell stories. At the end, we play a game called “Let Us Act” where we pick a scene and bring a couple of audience members on stage and Kevin directs.
Have you spent much time is San Francisco?
I haven’t spent much time there. I’ve been up there a couple of times, but I’ve usually been working. I’m a big fan of the show Charmed, which is based there and always shows shots of the bridge and skyline. It seems like a cool place, so hopefully I’ll get to spend a few more days there.
Costumes are strongly encouraged. Are you planning anything special?
There will definitely be a costume, but I’m not sure. We’ll see if Kevin dresses us up as characters we’ve played before or as someone else.
You’re one of the more quotable characters in all of our films. Do you have a favorite line that has stuck with you over the years?
The one that sticks with me always is one that I said before the movies, and I still say it: Snooch. It means “I’m just kidding.” I’ve been saying that since I was 12.
And that evolved into Snoochie Boochie?
It went from neh to nooch to snooch to snooch-to-the-nooch to snoogens to snootchie boochies.