Our friends at Birchbox Man linked up with stand-up comedian Max Silvestri to present five tips that will help anyone get their grown man on. Just watch.


One of those afternoons where you watch a shitload of Gabe Delahaye & Max Silvestri and you’re laughing and shouting and clapping alone in your apartment, and how the fuck can two human beings hold such immediate power over your body’s involuntary reactions?


Life-saving cardio tips, deliciously light and healthy smoothy recipes, use of a safe word and more on this hilarious Health & Fitness video by Gabe & Max.

Gabe Delahaye is a guest on our 2/13/12 Hot Tub.

Great GQ article on Jenny Slate & Big Terrific.

If you’re in the NYC area, please make a trip out to Williamsburg any Wednesday night at 8:30 for “Big Terrific.” It’s really one of the best weekly shows AND IT’S FREE.

I went last night and saw James Adomian crush it.

Here’s what’s happening and who’s on tonight’s @midnight!

Our guests are Eugene Mirman, Max Silvestri, & Emily Heller!


Russia’s latest ISS supply ship is spinning out of control! Yay ISIS jokes! (Via Engadget


Venezuelan Mango-Thrower Gets Apartment After Hitting President in Head! Thanks for nothing, Padmapper. (Via Gawker


Woman Fired Before First Day of Job For Facebook Post About Hating Job! This is why you should leave your complaints to Tumblr. (Via Jezebel

The Insider: Max Silvestri

If you’re in NYC and haven’t been to Big Terrific, the weekly stand-up show that Max Silvestri has hosted with Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate for five goddamn years, well, what are you doing?! (PSA: Get your half-decade anniversary tix here.) If you don’t live in NYC, sorry to rub it in like jerks: You can get a taste of Max’s hilariousness below and deep-dive into his funny-as-hell archives over at Grantland and Eater. —carlye wisel  

Q: What’s the worst thing you’ve ever worn?
A: When I first moved to New York, I scored a ticket to a fancy charity party—the first like that I’d ever been to. It was in the spring, and outdoors, and a friend convinced me that the occasion called for “summer suits.” He had some linen H&M thing, and I went to Men’s Wearhouse and bought the cheapest khaki suit they had, off the rack. We rolled in together feeling like a million bucks only to see that nearly every single person there was wearing black tie. It was like that scene in Dumb & Dumber. All we needed were canes and top hats. I ended up drinking a lot of stolen vermouth, and as I was leaving, I got into a nonsense fight—one that I started—with a very dapper European man on his way out. I was probably yelling something about his accent, and as he stepped into his limousine, he angrily snapped, “If you are going to get a suit, get it tailored to fit your shoulders.” That is an outrageous thing to say during a fight—but also he was 100% right, and I knew it. I looked like when Tom Hanks becomes a kid again at the end of Big. I now try to follow that guy’s advice, and I ended up reusing the suit in this video.

Q: What website can you absolutely not live without?
A: I refresh a billion times a day. It is crucial that I am one of the first people to know about cool stuff like “Brett Ratner Boards ‘FarmVille’ Animated Series.” Because if Brett Ratner is boarding that train, I want to be boarding that train. Conductor, any extra seats on the train? That is a train you do not want to miss.

Q: Do you own any Of a Kind editions?
A: I own the Ernest Alexander Finch Briefcase. It’s very nice, but I’ve since learned that the guy behind it, Ernest Alexander Sabine, went to high school at Belmont Hill. I went to St. Mark’s, and we played Bel Hill in sports, and all the kids who went there were tools. So for that reason I regret my purchase. Go Lions.

Q: What’s your one reliable life tip or life hack you’d like to share?
A: My favorite phone app is WxQuickie. All it does is tell you if the weather today feels warmer, cooler, or the same as yesterday. Best way to figure out if it’s okay to wear a bathing suit to work.

Q: Who’s your #1 favorite person on Twitter?
A: @JohnCusackNews. It is a bot that automatically rewrites news stories to be about John Cusack. Every single time it makes me laugh. For example: “John Cusack says he’s resigning for the ‘good of church.’”

Q: What’s the first good joke you ever came up with?
A: When I was seven and sitting at the dinner table with my parents, I decided to try swearing? I was a weird kid. They were talking about a coworker of my dad’s, and I interrupted and yelled, "Who the hell is that goddamn guy?” I think I got sent to my room, but in hindsight. yelling, “Who the hell is that goddamn guy?” out of nowhere is a very good joke.

Q: If you could switch wardrobes Freaky Friday-style with anyone, who would you pick?
A: Did they switch wardrobes in Freaky Friday? I thought they just switched bodies. Do we have to get struck by lightning or fall in a magic fountain or something, or can we just exchange clothes? Or do our clothes have to get struck by lightning? If our clothes get struck by lightning, they’d probably be ruined. Anyway, I’d probably switch wardrobes with Chloë Sevigny, because everything she wears looks expensive or one-of-a-kind, and I could probably sell it all for cash. I hope you like J.Crew button-downs and underwear I buy at Marshalls, Chloë!

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How Was Your Week: Episode 50
“What About a Macaroni Salad"

On this episode of How Was Your Week, basset aficionado, comedienne and Twitter superstar JENNY JOHNSON joins Julie to discuss her mother’s hatred of gingers, the choreography of certain celebrity sex tapes, what her dog once thought was cheese, and the Kim Kardashian tweet that confused the hosts of The View.

Then, comedian and occasional recapper of food-themed television MAX SILVESTRI is here to inform us of a television show that exists called “Rachael Vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.” Unfortunately, this program is not a televised fight to the death, but at least Taylor Dayne was on it–to say nothing of Coolio and Lou Diamond Phillips! They were also participants. Yikes, right? Right.

Plus, Julie breathes life into the theory that Malachy, the winner of the Westminster Dog Show, is NOT A DOG AT ALL! A story about a grifter-fainter on her flight who littered his free snack debris on the seat between them! A bold takedown of Julie’s alleged racism from the hard news blog,! 

Also, what it was like to kiss Uggie and why it is okay to say you’re jealous about it! Whether it’s likely that Holocaust victims care about being posthumously baptized! And Julie meets a new enemy who stars on NCIS and is named something ridiculous.

A fine, fine show for your ears!

Episode 27 - Max Silvestri/Griffin Newman
  • Episode 27 - Max Silvestri/Griffin Newman
  • Baby Geniuses

HELLO babies! This week on Baby Geniuses: comedian Max Silvestri tells us about being a 14 year old IT worker, being a nerd on message boards, and also the greatest barfing story anybody has EVER told!!!

Then Griffin Newman Ricard Klein-Katman comes in to tell us about being an expert on…experts! Does he know everything there is to know? We put him to the test!

Plus: Failed blogs. Debate teams. Hooking up with everyone on Facebook via Bang with Friends. Traumatic pants wetting. ALF!

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Worst Gig Ever - Max Silvestri: Episode 6

Max stops by the WGE studios to discuss hot sauce, gasoline mishaps, and hand whistling.

Dale turns to day drinking to make it through another year at the NYC Podfest. This live episode features Dale in conversation with comedy superstars Max Silvestri, Akilah Hughes, Joel Kim Booster, and Jo Firestone. Around a small table in a basement on a wintry Saturday afternoon in Chinatown, the group discusses weekly time capsules, Scott Bakula’s enduring influence, thinning hair tutorials, and the lessons of H.P. Lovecraft. Music by Steve O’Reilly. Generous pour by the lady bartender upstairs.

Please visit all of Dale’s guests various websites to get more information on what they’re doing. It was an absolute joy to have them on this program. And since the show got cut short a wee bit do to powers beyond his control, Dale has reached out to all of them in order to have more in-depth conversations on future episodes. Thanks to the entire NYC Podfest team and Fontana’s Bar for having Dale back.

I also notice that Guy Fieri has an earpiece in. That is not uncommon for a host to be in touch with his producer during filming, but I like to imagine what the producer’s guidance is. “OK, Guy, great job, keep being kinda gross. OK, give Miss USA one too many compliments NOW. Don’t stop having your sunglasses on the back of your head. Look really confused and like a fat Colin Farrell for 3, 2, 1 and throw to commercial. Perfect.”
—  I will never watch this show, but I will never not read these glorious recaps by Max Silvestri.

Gabe & Max Need Help is a web show where frequent comedy partners Gabe Delahaye and Max Silvestri play themselves, going to couples therapy for their friendship. This is its pilot.

There are more running jokes in this four-minute sketch than in a typical 22-minute sitcom. Yet through all the riffs and asides, everything feels tight, and there’s a clear narrative arc.

I imagine it’s hard to fit a third partner with such a BFF comedy duo, but Kumail Nanjiani’s understated, unimpressed straight-manning precisely matches up with Gabe and Max’s silliness. They make three-man teams—two crazy men, one straight man—seem like the natural geometry of comedy.

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