Because Kevin Smith still and primarily uses an AOL email address (!), he is utterly familiar with HuffPost Live and a major fan of the nascent network. From the get-go of his half-hour chat alongside Jason Mewes with Alicia Menendez this afternoon, he kept dropping hints about wanting to be a host himself.
Smith continued energetically banging that drum, leading a producer to tell Menendez in her ear that he was hired. Then, HuffPost Live president Roy Sekoff bounded on set to seal the deal.
Sekoff said he doesn’t have any people, so essentially he will have to keep talking to Smith’s people. But from the sound of things, Smith – once back in LA – will be soon be guest co-hosting from the AOL studio on Maple Drive in Beverly Hills. Especially since Sekoff made the gig in no way contingent on Smith losing weight.
The presidential segment of today’s appearance begins at the 27-minute mark.
Previously on FishbowlLA:
Fan Tweet Morphs Into $69,000 Kevin Smith Cartoon Feature
FishbowlLA Set Visit: HuffPost Live