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Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike Kaplan”).

Myq made his network television debut on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and has since gone on to appear on Late Show with David Letterman, ConanThe Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents: Myq Kaplan special.

a comedy machine, in the best possible way. the way that some machines vend soda or prevent other machines from killing future revolutionaries – that’s how Myq Kaplan does comedy: relentlessly, methodically, unblinkingly
the comedians magazine

He was a Top 5 finalist on the most recent season of Last Comic Standing 2010 and ended his tour this summer. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, at the New Faces show of the 2009 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, was voted 2008’s Best Local Comedian in the Boston Phoenix, and won the NY’s Funniest Standup Competition in 2009.

Myq enjoys long walks away from the beach, eating peanut butter, and other people enjoying themselves. Fun!

Myq is/was/will be in these things:

“Last Comic Standing,” 2010 (finalist)
“Comedy Central Presents,” 2010
“The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” 2009
NY’s Funniest Standup Competition, 2009 (winner)
Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, 2009 (New Faces)
New York Comedy Contest, 2009 (winner)
Caroline’s on Broadway‘s March Comedy Madness, 2009 (winner)
Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”
, 2008 (featured performer)
Boston Phoenix “Best of Boston,” 2008 (Best Local Comedian)
Great American Comedy Festival, 2008 (featured performer)
Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight, 2007 (finalist)
Boston Comedy Festival, 2007 and 2008 (finalist)
Boston University’s Funniest Student Competition, 2005 (winner)

Some things people have said about Myq:

Punchline Magazine
“Myq Kaplan: Comic to Watch in 2010”

The Comic’s Comic
“Myq Kaplan blew plenty of minds with his awesomeness, earning multiple applause breaks and the attention of everyone downstairs in the lounge/green room [at his ‘Live at Gotham’ taping for Comedy Central].”

The Huffington Post
“Not only was Kaplan’s material especially funny, it made you think.”

The Comedians
“Myq Kaplan is a comedy machine, in the best possible way. The way that some machines vend soda or prevent other machines from killing future revolutionaries – that’s how Myq Kaplan does comedy: relentlessly, methodically, unblinkingly.”

The Boston Globe
“Kaplan, 28, writes some of the best one-liner,
quick-hit comedy in town.”
–Nick Zaino

TimeOut NY
“This rising local star is a thinking person’s comic. You’ll have to pay close attention to keep up, but don’t worry, you’ll want to.”



CityPaper Philadelphia
“Every year, Last Comic Standing producers manage to smuggle one or
two comedians who are actually hilarious onto a major network reality
show…This past year, it was Myq (pronounced Mike) Kaplan, who
represented hilarious, gimmick-free, non-demographical joke telling.
And he finished fifth — which is about as well as genuinely funny,
original comedians can usually hope to do on the show.”

Friendly Atheist
“He’s clearly a gifted comedy writer who has a very unique way with words.”

“The best thing about him though is that I never knew where he was going to lead us… Kaplan was like a boxer, constantly ducking and weaving and then hitting us with something that we didn’t see coming. (Beyond that though, he accomplished the impossible: he talked about being a vegan without making me want to punch him in the face.)”

Punchline Magazine again
“…lightning fast mind…”

Dead-Frog (at Just For Laughs in Montreal)
“Later at New Faces 1, first-up Myq Kaplan stole the show early with fast-paced language-play that tackled religion, technology, the dubious legacy of ‘Final Destination’ and begged for repeat listens.”

The Somerville News
“Myq Kaplan, a fresh-faced, wisecracking Boston University undergrad, had a subversive, cerebral wit that poked fun at popularly accepted notions.”–Doug Holder

Brown Daily Jolt
“Myq is one of the wittiest and most wry comedians around.”–Toby Muresianu

Daily Free Press
“…one of the most intelligent and high-brow comedians in the Boston scene…”–Dan Klein
“Myq is a small man with a big creative talent for taking a simple idea and spinning into a wonderfully funny and complicated mess. This is a compliment…He’s got the right combination of edge, confidence and vulnerability–and he uses that to get across some excellent material.”
–Peter Greyy

Ipswich Rotary Calendar
“…will make your stomach hurt from laughter.”
–Ipswich Rotary Calendar
“Kaplan had tears-in-my-eyes comedy.”

Some places where Myq’s writings and jokes have been published:
The Comedians
The Comedy Thesaurus
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jokes
What Would Bill Hicks Say