Kevin Smith will be hosting a two-night aftershow party called Crisis Aftermath to celebrate the Arroverse's Crisis crossover event on the CW. Kevin Smith is no stranger to talking about how much he loves television shows, movies, and comic books, and now he'll be telling fans of Supergirl and The Flash all about his obsession with Crisis on Infinite Earths, something he's no doubt done countless of times in the past to his friends and family.
Originally penned by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Crisis on Infinite Earths was one of DC Comics most popular arcs, one which ran throughout every issue of their most popular comics and integrated dozens of characters who would never normally have a chance of meeting. Announced earlier this year, CW's take on the Crisis saga will encompass all five of the Arrowverse shows, which include Arrow, Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.
As reported by Yahoo, Kevin Smith will be hosting an aftershow called Crisis Aftermath immediately following both the Supergirl and The Flash episodes of CW's Crisis event. Kevin Smith used to host a show called Comic Book Men which aired on AMC and featured Smith and his friends at the Jay and Silent Bob Secret Stash comic book store. Smith has long admitted to drawing much of his passion and inspiration for creating from comics, having discussed them at length in many of his films including Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, which even featured Batman: The Animated Series' Mark Hamill as a character.
While "aftershow" television, something which recently became constantly emulated thanks to the hangover popularity of another AMC original, Chris Hardwick's The Talking Dead, isn't always the most riveting thing in the world to watch, Kevin Smith has a certain way of rambling on which grabs the listener's attention and holds it with strong narrative focus and biting honesty, often with some poop or genital jokes thrown in for the hardcore fans. However, since Smith's Crisis Aftermath show will be on the CW, it's unlikely to reach the levels of raunchiness his films like Clerks II and the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot have undoubtedly achieved.
Kevin Smith has recently reemerged as a powerful force in the small-time filmmaking junket, and although his experimental films Tusk and Yoga Hosiers were not as well-received or marketable as some of his previous works Smith remains a stalwart champion of creative control and perseverance in the the often-untrustworthy world of Hollywood. Although it may not interest everyone to listen to someone else simply discuss a topic for hours on end, the CW may have picked the absolute best person it could have to talk about the Arrowverse Crisis on Infinite Earths project.