A few hours before the show, the auteur of such films as ‘Clerks‘ and ‘Chasing Amy‘ (and owner of the Red Bank comics/toy store Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash) got a delivery of a cake in his own likeness from fellow Jersey native Buddy Valastro, aka the Cake Boss.
“It was huge,” says Basie spokeswoman Diana St. John. “I mean, like, bigger than Kevin Smith’s actual head.”
The cake featured exacting detail, right down to the zipper on Smith’s hoodie and a Batman button, all done up in icing.
Smith brought the cake out on the stage and worked it into his routine, St. John says. But it went uneaten. This morning, St. John arrived at work to find it on a bar, unmolested by a serving knife.
The theater donated the cake to the Lunch Break soup kitchen in Red Bank, she says.
“I don’t know how many people got to enjoy it. I’m telling you, it was huge,” she said. “And it smelled so good.”