Showtime Picks Up Kevin Smith Stand-Up Special, Shot Just Before His Near-Fatal Heart Attack

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Showtime Picks Up Kevin Smith Stand-Up Special, Shot Just Before His Near-Fatal Heart Attack

Director, producer and comedian Kevin Smith has set a new stand-up special at Showtime: the one he was shooting just before suffering the “widow-maker” heart attack that nearly killed him. Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly will air on Showtime Friday, May 11, at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT, per a THR report that Smith himself recently shared on social media.

“The comedy special I was shooting with @comedydynamics the night I almost died of a heart attack has been picked up by @Showtime!” Smith wrote on Twitter. “Mark your calendars: It airs MAY 11th on the same network as @SHO_Homeland! Thanks for the home, #Showtime!”

Silent But Deadly, which was taped hours before Smith’s heart attack on Feb. 25, is said to feature Smith “riffing on marriage, fatherhood, friends and his work (or lack thereof),” per Showtime. Smith was unaware of his 100-percent arterial blockage at the time of his performance, which was supposed to be the first of two stand-up sets. “If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight,” Smith wrote at the time.

Smith, 47, has been sticking to his doctor’s orders since his brush with the widow-maker. “I’m officially down 20 pounds as of this morning! 20 pounds in 13 days & my blood pressure is amazing,” he tweeted in March. “My Doc said lose 50 pounds. 20 down, 30 more to go!”

Listen to an episode of The Work Podcast featuring Smith via the Paste Cloud player below.

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