Jay & Silent Bob
From nitrous-nostalgia of the View Askewniverse, to the dulcet tones of SmodCo!
Jay & Silent Bob are the iconic stoners known primarily for leaning on the wall outside of Quick Stop Groceries in Leonardo, NJ. Since their debut in 1994’s CLERKS, the characters played by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith have appeared in eight feature films, an animated series, and a cartoon movie!
For 25 years, they’ve had their own comic book store called Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash in Red Bank, NJ. And in 2019 Kev and Jay were immortalized in Hollywood alongside way-more-famous peers when they cast their footprints and handprints in the cement of the legendary courtyard at the TCL Chinese Theater (close to their old Mallrats buddy, Stan Lee!)
Started in 1993, View Askew Productions is the birthplace of all the Askewniverse flicks – a series of interconnected films that existed way before the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies but made way less money than the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. (That the Askewniverse stole their idea from Marvel Comics in the first place is irritatingly irrelevant, True Believer!)
In order of theatrical release, the Askewniverse film cannon is made up of Clerks (1994), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Clerks II (2006), Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019), and Clerks III (2022). There was also a short-lived CLERKS CARTOON (2000) as well as various comic book series and an ungodly amount of merchandise.Films & Shows
Born at the dawn of the age of podcasting, SmodCo covers everything outside of the Askewniverse epics, including the sprawling podcast empire, the touring live shows, the stand-up specials, and divisive feature flicks RED STATE (2011), JAY & SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE (2013), TUSK (2014), and YOGA HOSERS (2016).