pressure cooker max silvestri bio

Max Silvestri

Host

Max Silvestri is the host of FYI’s series “Pressure Cooker,” as well as co-host of FYI’s “The Feed.”

Max is a comedian, writer and actor living in Brooklyn, NY. New York Magazine called him one of the “Ten Comedians People Find Funny,” and Paste Magazine featured him as one of their ten favorite comics. Max has also appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight, VH1 and History.

He has worked as a writer on FUSE’s Funny or Die Presents: Billy on The Street and Comedy Central’s Onion SportsDome, and regularly contributes as a writer for places including Eater.com, Food & Wine Magazine, GQ, and Grantland. This summer he released his standup comedy album King Piglet, and Max frequently opens for comics like Aziz Ansari and John Mulaney. Along with Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman, Max created the beloved weekly show Big Terrific, which has been named New York Magazine’s Best Stand-up Show.