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Max Silvestri Is Co-Hosting a Comedic Cooking Show for the FYI Network

A+E's lifestyle network Bio is relaunching under the name FYI, and standup Max Silvestri will be one of the revamped channel's new faces. According to THR, Silvestri has joined Top Chef's Gail Simmons and The Taste's Marcus Samuelsson as hosts of FYI's new series called The Feed, a "food comedy road show" that will help inject more humor into the world of food and cooking shows.

"It's time for lifestyle to show that is can have a sense of humor," A+E president Jana Bennett said. "There's a lot of comedy in life, and yet the old-fashioned instructional lifestyles shows didn't leave a lot of room for humor." [...]

It's That Episode: Max Silvestri Endures an Episode of 'Airwolf'

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Max Silvestri (Big Terrific) stops by to watch one of his favorite childhood TV shows, Airwolf. The bad news: the show is terrible. Max and Craig discuss how a show can be almost fully made up of shots of helicopters taking off and landing, and Max discusses his recent voyage on a Top Chef cruise.

Download now (MP3), listen on iTunes here, stream the full episode below, or listen on Sirius/XM Radio, Channel 406, every Friday at [...]

Mustachioed Bill Cosby Talks about Bombing, on New Comedy YouTube Channel

Official Comedy is a new comedy YouTube channel that is part of YouTube's new programming iniative. It offers a mix of old clips – like this one of the Coz or the below clip of Woody Allen telling his famous ex-wife joke – and new comedy related programming like Jokes Through the Ages, which features comedians like Julie Klausner, Ilana Glazer, Dave Hill, and Max Silvestri. Below, watch them explain the history of "That's what she said." "This is funny." That's what you said.

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 [...]

Max Silvestri Went on the 'Top Chef' Cruise and Lived to Tell About It

"How did I end up on a cruise ship filled with thousands of Top Chef fans, hosts, winners, and 'fan favorites?' How did we all come to be so raucously and decadently celebrating a television program built to showcase tradesmen? Does it have anything to do with food?"

-NYC comedian Max Silvestri reliving his voyage on the Top Chef cruise ship for Eater.

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

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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 [...]

Watch Max Silvestri Learn to Open Champagne with a Sword

Here's the first episode of NYC standup Max Silvestri's new web series for Mental Floss. Called Be More Interesting, it's an eight-part how-to show. The inaugural episode finds him learning how to open a bottle of champagne with a saber. Hopefully, every episode features Silvestri being taught how to open household items with swords.

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).