Kevin Smith’s first official comedy album, “Silent But Deadly,” reached the top of its genre on the iTunes charts, “at least for a minute or two.”
Just two days after the album’s release, Smith took to social media with a heart-felt thank you to his listeners and a nod to the man who set him on the path to comedy.
You see, my Dad gave me my first comedy album when I was like 10 years old. Were he alive today, he would love to see this. This just goes to show that you never know when you’re unwittingly shaping someone’s future. My old man thought he was just sharing some giggles with his heavy-set son; he didn’t realize he was building a comedian.
Comedian is a term Smith has shied from during his career.
“And I fought that title for years, because I revere standup comics so much that I could never consider myself part of that world as anything more than a fan and audience member,” said Smith. “But at age 48, at least for a minute or two, I have the number one comedy album on the #itunes charts!”
Smith made headlines in February with the recording of “Silent But Deadly,” as he suffered a massive heart attack directly after recording it.
Tonight I shoot my new standup special! Many thanks to the good folks at @comedydynamics or making it all happen - especially with this killer backdrop!
-Posted just before recording "Silent But Deadly"
“I was trying to do a killer standup special this evening,” Smith posted, recovering from surgery. “But I might’ve gone too far.”
“Silent But Deadly,” recorded at Glendale, California’s Alex Theater, first aired on Showtime in May. It is now available with more than 25 additional minutes of content on home audio and video (click on images below).
But considering the backstory surrounding his performance, it’s hard not to acknowledge how “Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly” functions as both a warm reminder of Smith’s gifts as a storyteller and a chilling reminder that one of life’s cruelest tricks is how it can end so quickly.”
Signed hard copies of “Silent But Deadly” can be purchased from Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash (with time to be delivered before Christmas). The album is available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. Fans can purchase digital copies from their choice of digital marketplace.