There are a lot of free comedy shows to see in Brooklyn, that attract a higher level of talent than you’d think would show up for your free amusement. You’re gonna have to cross one off your list though, because Max Silvestri, the host of Cameo Gallery’s Big Terrific Comedy, just announced on Facebook that he’s ending the seven-year-old show at the end of April. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the final show ever is roping in Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman, who founded the show with Silvestri. The bad news is that it isn’t free. So many emotional swings in just a few sentences.
Big Terrific, which has provided free laughs since 2008 first at Sound Fix Records and then Cameo Gallery, has been regarded as one of Williamsburg’s best comedy shows from its inception. Of course, nothing beautiful can last forever, and with both Liedman and Slate having left for L.A.’s cocaine on tap, Silvestri has decided to stop carrying on the show on his own. The final two free shows at the Cameo Galley will be on April 15 and April 22, with Silvestri promising to bring his favorite comedians on down for it.
The final final Big Terrific will be on April 26, a Sunday, at Warsaw. It’ll run you $25, but like we said, it’s going to have standup from Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, Silvestri and Joe Mande. So while paying for things is never any fun, it’s not as if you should expect a comedy Voltron to just re-form for free just because you have to choose between seeing that happen or paying the rent.
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