Director Kevin Smith to host his own chat show

The 'Clerks' and 'Dogma' director speaks. And speaks. And speaks.

Kevin Smith, the writer and director of cult films Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma is to film a pilot for a potential daily talk show.

According to an e-mail intercepted by New York Magazine, the show, tentatively titled That Kevin Smith Show will be “a daily 30-minute entertainment talk show for syndication… The idea is a Regis and Kelly talk show at the opposite end of the day for the opposite kind of audience — the 12-34 demo.”

The pilot has already been shot, with Smith asking fans via Twitter to attend the filming. While still working on sports movie Hit Somebody with Alan Rickman and John Goodman, Smith is reportedly hoping to make the chat show a nightly event with guests.

In the e-mail it was revealed, “Kevin and his co-host will talk water-cooler topics at the top of the show, followed by a celebrity interview and a comedy segment from the field (a la The Daily Show). Each show will feature one celebrity interview.”

His new film Red State was taken to the Cannes film festival to find a buyer, before Smith decided to release it himself.

Earlier this month he cancelled a press show for the horror flick hours before it was due to be screened. When journalists and critics posted their annoyance on Twitter, Smith claimed he would ban them and ‘put real fans in their seats’.

Red State is due for release in the UK on September 30.

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