“It’s not like I’m really part of your demographic, am I?,” Smith recalled his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach, once saying. “And I said ‘you f–k Kevin Smith, man!”
Smith’s zinger brought down the house at TheWrap’s TheGrill Special Event at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday night, where the filmmaker was on hand to introduce his boss, AMC President Charlie Collier. (Smith also co-hosts the AMC late night talk show, “Geeking Out.”)
The man behind “Silent Bob” didn’t stop there.
“If you’re not in the ‘Kevin Smith demographic,’ it’s in you from time to time,” joked Smith.
The funny-guy — wearing his trademark hockey jersey, shorts and backwards hat — shared the cheeky story to underline how much Collier’s support has meant to him. The “Clerks” filmmaker praised Collier as “a guy I dearly love” — and someone that’s given him the opportunity to say “I can’t be that crazy, I have a show on AMC.”
“Of all the suits that I’ve ever worked with in this business, he’s the only one that returns my email, like, within two minutes of me sending it,” said Smith.
To check out Kevin Smith’s full intro — along with Media ReDef’s Jason Hirschorn and featured speaker Charlie Collier — watch the video above.