Comedian Max Silvestri joins Scott to share an important update on the 10 minute stand-up set he performed at the Great American Comedy Festival. Then, Leonard Jonas, the 4th Jonas Brother, stops by to talk about why his father has hidden him from the public. Plus, entrepreneur Étouffée brings some baked goods from his Bayou Bakery.
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The Trump administration has ONCE AGAIN asked the Supreme Court to reconsider banning transgender people from the military. The guys try to decipher this administration's obsession with targeting trans people, and why it's become red hot political ammunition. Then, comedian Max Silvestri joins the guys to talk about fearing the Alpha Male, and how a fear of angry straight men is truly the great American unifier for gay guys and straight "beta" dudes alike. And Brent, Eliot and H. Alan talk everything Christmas: the cookies, the music, and the inadequacy that plagues little Jewish boys and girls every December, a sentiment Alan refuses to believe is a real thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode, I spoke with Max Silvestri. Max is a comedian, comedy writer, comedy performer, and comedy food television host. If you're sensing a theme it's because Max is a very funny, by my standards and by those of society in general. He's also very smart and thoughtful, and he shares with us a bunch of thoughts on his career, his work ethic, how he became known as a "food comic" or whatever, and much much more. Max has a brand new album called King Piglet, which is probably available wherever you're listening to this podcast, and he will be hosting the forthcoming TV show "The Feed" on the forthcoming FYI network. Check those things out.
This week on U Look Hungry, host Helen Hollyman is joined in the studio by comedian Max Silvestri. Max is the host of the Big Terrible comedy show in Williamsburg, and also writes Top Chef recaps for Eater. Tune into this episode to hear Max talk about his beginnings in comedy performing for his parents. Find out what Max’s strategy is for writing his Top Chef recaps; what does he eat, and how does he take notes? Max talks about Anziz Ansari, and how he made it acceptable for entertainers to talk about food. Hear Max’s opinions about comedians reading jokes they have composed Twitter! Max and Helen discuss the Big Terrific format, and why it can be less alienating than other stand-up shows. This program has been brought to you by Tekserve.
“A lot of people who don’t like food or going out to eat probably haven’t gone out to a lot of good places.” [6:50]
“It’s very weird when someone gets on stage like three feet away from you and pretends that you’re not both human. We wanted to make a show [Big Terrific] a comfortable experience for everyone.” [20:15]
— Max Silvestri on U Look Hungry