If you lost track of Kevin Smith since, say, Dogma, you might be surprised to learn that the director of Clerks, Chasing Amy et al. has forsaken the movie biz in favor of smokin’ weed, wearing hockey jerseys on AMC’s Comic Book Men, supposedly working on a Clerks Broadway musical and making podcasts. So many podcasts. Let’s see, there’s Fatman on Batman (pretty self-explanatory), The Secret Stash (that’s Smith and friends on comic books), Jay & Silent Bob Get Old (Smith and Jason Mewes make dick jokes), Smodcast (Smith and his pal Scott Mosier talk about pop culture and dicks), Plus One (Smith and his sainted wife), SModCo SMorning Show (sigh, I don’t know, Smith and all of the above making morning wood jokes or something) and, finally, Hollywood Babble-On, wherein Kevin Smith and comedian Ralph Garman talk about movies. Garman, a Philly-born actor you’ve seen on MadTV and heard on Family Guy, is a funny dude. Smith, despite all evidence to the contrary, is actually a fairly charming host, and (knock on wood) tends to only get obnoxious on people who’ve earned it. What will Smith and Garman talk about when Babble-On records a live, 45-freaking-bucks-a-ticket show at World Café Live on Sunday? Smart money’s on movies. And dicks.
Sun., Nov. 25, 8 p.m., $45, World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.