Kevin Smith Cancels Comedy Appearance To Be A Good Parent

Kevin SmithKevin Smith has canceled an upcoming podcast event, SMorgy, that was scheduled for this weekend in Halifax, Canada. While cancellations unfortunately are a part of life as people get sick or have other circumstances come up, this particular cancellation is interesting because his explanation humorously ties into the Jersey Girl movie.

According to the official statement from Kevin Smith on the cancellation, “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the canceling of this weekend’s SMorgy event. The blame for this lies solely with me: first I had to kill Sunday for the TV thing that came out of nowhere, and now I’ve gotta cancel Saturday as well. Saturday’s cancellation is a bit of JERSEY GIRL coming back to haunt me: my daughter Harley entered a battle of the bands last week and has moved on to the finals. The show is this weekend – same time as SMorgy. Had I not been the guy who made Ben Affleck’s character give up a great job opportunity just to see his daughter’s school play, I wouldn’t be making this call. But she’s 13 years old, she’s never played before a crowd this large, and I’ve only got one kid: if I miss this moment to tell **** jokes with friends half a world away, I’m a bigger asshole than if I cancel the event. So stuck between a rock and a hard place, I apologize – I gotta do the Dad thing here.You see kids? It’s just like your parents always told you: There’s a consequence to having sex.”

For people who purchased tickets to the event, their tickets will be refunded by etixnow, according to the event’s Facebook page.