Ming Chen, best known for being on AMC’s Comic Book Men (2012-2018) joins Dylan via Skype to chat about how he first got involved with Kevin Smith, being on the show and it’s many adventures, as well as discussing his new project called A Shared Universe PodcaStudio with his CBM co-star Mike Zapcic!
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JAY & SILENT BOB”S SECRET STASH (Since 1997)
Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash is a comic book store owned by filmmaker Kevin Smith, and named after the fictional duo portrayed by Smith and Jason Mewes in Smith’s View Askewniverse films. 35 Broad Street in Red Bank, New Jersey | (732) 758-0508
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COMIC BOOK MEN (2012-2018)
AMC dives into the comic book culture with this unscripted series that follows the antics of the “fanboys” in and around Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, a New Jersey comic shop owned by writer-director Kevin Smith.
LINKS: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Wikipedia | YouTube
A Shared Universe Podcastudio
A Shared Universe PodcaStudio invites aspiring & experienced podcasters to come & record in an exciting space created specifically for podcasting.
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One Main Street, Suite 319, Eatontown, NJ 07724 | (732) 876-3367
Other Projects: Conventions, Funko Pop Figure, Shooting Clerks, Etc
Ming Chen’s road to Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash all began in 1995, when the college student, video store employee, and Kevin Smith follower developed a fan website based on the movie Clerks. Smith, who appreciated Chen’s work, reached out and asked him to create the Web site for his production company, View Askew Productions. Twenty-Two years later, not only does Chen continue to work on all of Smith’s online projects, but he has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called I Sell Comics! with Michael Zapcic on Smith’s radio network, S.I.R.!: SModcast Internet Radio. Chen is not only the technical expert for The Stash, but he is also the perfect person to send out to do the jobs no one else wants to do. He takes it all with a smile and is happy to be a part of the team.
During his free time, Chen serves on the board for the non-profit organization Root to Rise. He also co-owns a podcast studio with Mike Zapcic called “A Shared Universe” and is a partner in a coffee, gaming and comics café called “Coral Sword” in Houston, Texas with major league ballplayer Hunter Pence. Chen has been married to his wife Debbie for 15 years and has two children, Lillian and Harrison.