Review: Jay & Silent Bob Get Old : Teabagging in Ireland DVD

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24 Mar 13

Jay & Silent Bob Get Old : Teabagging In Ireland DVD Review

Jay & Silent Bob Get Old : Teabagging In Ireland DVD Review

For many years,  I’ve been a huge fan of Kevin Smith. Okay, so some of his later work has been less than stellar, but after Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats and especially Dogma I’ll forgive him a couple of his later missteps. In more resent years however, he’s taken to the creation of various Podcasts (or Smodcasts), which led to the Jay & Silent Bob Get Old podcast. A show where Kevin and hetro-life partner Jason Mewes chat, goof around, and are generally be entertaining. This led on to a tour, of which this DVD covers 2 shows in Ireland, and footage from 2 bonus shows in Vegas and San Diego.

The majority of the DVD’s are really what you’d expect from a recording of a podcast show. 2 guys sat behind a desk chatting and being funny. Topics such as Liam Neeson’s (apparently rather large) appendage, Smith explaining to Mewes about Lent, and pancake day, and Kev’s love of proper English bacon butties. However when the subject inevitably turns to sex, Mewes does move from behind the desk to visualise, in somewhat graphic detail, how to have sex in a mini cooper. You should also look out for the ridiculous show finale call “Let us…”… Nope, I think i’ll leave it these for you to discover for yourselves… 😉

It’s fair to say, Smith and Mewes’s humour is somewhat of an acquired taste, however I suspect you wouldn’t be reading this review or considering buying the DVD if you didn’t know who these 2 guys were already. As the show’s go on, there are some rather more thoughtful moments, as Mewes talks about his struggle with drugs – part of the reason the podcasts were started was as a way for Smith to keep Mewes on the ‘straight and narrow’.

If you like Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, the Teabagging in Ireland DVD is a nice way to spend a couple of hours sat listening to them chat, make jokes, and tell anecdotes. There’s such a great friendship between these 2 guys, and a lovely rapport that it’s just entertaining to watch them bounce off each other.

Jay & Silent Bob Get Old: Teabagging in Ireland is out on DVD 25th March 2013.

8/10 – Great for Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes fans.