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Talking to Max Silvestri About Brooklyn, Twitter, and Big Terrific

Brooklyn-based comic Max Silvestri has been in the business for a decade now. His free weekly standup show Big Terrific, a New York comedy scene staple that he started with friends Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate, celebrated its fifth anniversary this past March. Since Liedman and Slate moved to LA, Silvestri's been running Big Terrific on his own, and in addition to his weekly hosting gig, he's writing reality cooking show recaps for Grantland and Eater, appearing in web videos all over the place, and keeping busy as a standup, all the while maintaining a consistently very funny Twitter presence.

On August 2nd, Silvestri recorded his debut standup album for [...]

Take a Video Tour of Five of New York's Best Comedy Shows

New York, comedy jungle where jokes are made of There's nothin' you can't do Now you're in New York These jokes will make you feel brand new Big jokes will inspire you Laugh hear it for New York, New York, New York

New York has a lot of great weekly comedy shows and thankfully BlackBook made it slightly easier to navigate by highlighting five of the very best. Besides the above video about Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler's Hot Tub, there are videos below covering John Gemberling and Anthony Atamanuik's Tony & Johnny Show, Max Silvestri and Gabe Liedman's Big Terrific, Joe Mande and Noah [...]

Talking to Gabe Liedman About 'The Half Hour', Re-writing Jokes, and Writing for TV

For the past 15 years, Comedy Central’s half hour specials have showcased the future stars of standup. Looking back, the early years of Comedy Central Presents included memorable sets from the likes of Mitch Hedberg, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Dane Cook and dozens more. Re-branded The Half Hour in 2012, the series continues to feature the best up-and-coming comics in the country.

For many comedians, it’s that history that makes doing a half hour special so significant. While a half hour may once have been a comic’s first major exposure, comedians now have many ways to build an audience. Almost everyone who taped a special this year does non-standup [...]

NYC's Big Terrific Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary Tomorrow

Influential NYC stand-up show Big Terrific is celebrating its fifth anniversary tomorrow with a big ol' show featuring Pete Holmes, Nick Turner, the return of co-host Gabe Liedman, and surprise guests (co-host Jenny Slate will make an appearance via video because she's busy filming a pilot with Kristen Schaal and June Diane Raphael). Time Out New York has a fun interview with Slate, Liedman, and their fellow co-host Max Silvestri that you should totally read if you can't make it to the show like Jenny Slate (probably with a much worse excuse).