IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS ??PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets HD PREV HDNG - CONTROL 7 TX Poynter TX Poynter bullets IT WAS all going so well for Kevin Smith. The creator of button-pushing comedies Clerks and Chasing Amy was happy in his niche, his films breaking even. Then along came Judd Apatow. I love Judd, he says of the guy who stole his thunder, but I was like He does exactly what I do but he makes $100m for doing it. Then I realised hes much smarter than me because hes naughty enough for mainstream audiences but he doesnt cross the line. I do. For New Jersey-born Smith, 39, crossing the line involves scenes about necrophilia and a female god played by Alanis Morissette. He could have reined it in but admits: Im stupid. I dont think How can I maximise profits? I think What havent I seen on screen before? Ive been allotted a measly 15 minutes with Smith, but end up with 45 because he cant stop nattering on -- about the weed-induced coma he went into after the flop of last years Zack And Miri Make A Porno, and about how wife Jennifer got riled when he detailed their sex life on his SModcasts (which, as chronicled in his new book Shootin The S**t: The Best Of SModcast, are pod- casts with extra smut). The guy likes to talk, which is why An Evening With Kevin Smith is a perfect vehicle. Its me on stage, fat, sweating, answering questions, he says of the Q&A sessions. I jump up there, talk for a couple of minutes about whats going on that day, then its a conversation between me and the audience. When hes done with the show, hell be back behind the camera directing another of those edgy comedies. During the marijuana fog that followed Zack And Miri he considered giving it all up. But I realised I was being dis- ingenuous. I dont know what its like to not be able to pay your bills. I dont know what its like to have an unhappy ending -- Ive got a beautiful wife, a great kid, a fantastic career, millions of fans. Even my worst day is better than your best day, man. SIMONBUTTON IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS 14PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday ZERO 7 The Grammy Award and Mercury Prize-nominated duo, right, play tunes from their fourth album, Yeah Ghost. Chillax to the max. And tomorrow, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0844 482 8008, roundhouse.org. uk), 7pm, 20. Tube: Chalk Farm POP NOODLE PREsENTs ChA-ChA, Ja Ja Wunderbar, right, The Winter Olympics and A Child Rasputin perform at this showcase of some of the best unsigned indie talent in London. Wilmington Arms, 69 Rosebery Avenue eC1 (020 7837 1384), 8pm, 6. Tube: Farringdon FuNNy siDE OF THE CiTy JOSh hOWIe, left, Dougie Dunlop, Tom Stade and Craig Murray (MC) try their darndest to prove that the City does have a funny side. The Spectator, 6 Little Britain eC1 (0870 446 0616, the funnyside.info), 7.30pm, 12.50. Tube: St Pauls iM sTARViN AMeRICAN comedy legend John Pinette, left, lists the little things that drive him crazy and compares himself to his skinny relatives. 14-15 Oct, Leicester Square Theatre, 5 Leicester Place WC2 (0844 847 2475, leicestersquare theatre.com), 9.30pm, 25. Tube: Leicester Sq LETs GO CRAZy 2MANYDJs, left, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Andy C, Annie Mac and more perform at this night for 16- to 18-year-olds. 26 Oct, O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd SW9 (0870 060 0100, O2academy brixton.co.uk), 8.30pm, 25-35. Tube: Brixton CALViN HARRis hITS like Dizzees Dance Wiv Me, Im Not Alone and Ready For The Weekend justify the supersized ego of Mr harris, right... almost. 28 Oct, hMV Forum, 9-17 highgate Rd NW5 (0870 060 3777, kentishtownforum.com), 7pm, 15. Tube: Kentish Town iNFLATE ITS no mean feat for Perrier- nominated Australian Adam hills, left, but latest show -- Paralympics material included -- is possibly his best ever. Unmissable. Stratford Circus, Theatre Sq, Stratford e15 (0844 357 2625, stratford-circus.com), 8pm, 13, 10 concs. Tube: Stratford QuARTET We cant help but sing the praises of this tender and funny play, right, about three elderly opera singers in a musicians rest home. 20-24 Oct, Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd NW1 (020 7387 6617), Tue-Sat 7.45pm, mat Sat 3pm, 9-11. Tube: Mornington Crescent TALENT SUZIe TOASe, right, with Mark Curry, stars in Victoria Woods updated comedy with songs set backstage at a talent show. Until 14 Nov, Menier Chocolate Factory, 51-53 Southwark St Se1 (020 7907 7060), Tue-Sat 8pm, mats Sat & Sun 3.30pm, 15-25. Tube: London Bridge ENRON RUPeRT GOOLDS production stars Tim Pigott-Smith and Samuel West, right, as enrons stinking big cheeses. Until 7 Nov, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Sq SW1 (020 7565 5000), Mon- Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 3pm, returns only. Tube: Sloane Sq CLiCk GILeS SMITh, left, Tom Budiansky, Muzzle Flash and Click residents mix house and techno for those brave enough to dive into Aquariums pool... and everyone else. Club Aquarium, 256 Old St eC1 (020 7253 3558), 10pm, 8, 5 concs, free before midnight. Tube: Old St AN EVENiNG WiTH kRAFTy kuTs BReAKBeAT superstar Krafty Kuts, left, mixes breaks, hip hop and electro following live performances from Rahzel and Jungle Brothers. Matter, The O2, Peninsula Square Se10 (020 7549 6686, matterlondon.com), 10pm, 12. 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