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Myq’s Latest Album – Small, Dork and Handsome

 

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The Spit Take
“bizarre, crazy, heady, priceless stuff”

The Laugh Button
“whip-smart wordplay and rapid-fire delivery”

Amazon Review: Zachary Miner

“This is a really good album! It’s all new material, and those who’ve listened to Myq’s other albums (“Meat Robot” and “Vegan Mind Meld”) will see that his style continues to evolve in a really fun way. He still does the really tight wordplay, puns, and verbal misdirection that the other albums feature, but “Small, Dork and Handsome” feels even more polished and confident than the previous albums. And don’t worry if you haven’t heard the other two albums first – I think this would be a fine entry point to his oeuvre (though I might also recommend “Meat Robot” as a starting point).”

Comedy Reviews

“Rapid-fire, smart comedy from a guy who occasionally works himself up into a frenzy and immediately calms himself with a mumbled aside, all in the matter of milliseconds. He’s a comedian who doesn’t slow down to make sure you’re keeping up but instead plows through at full speed and dares you to stay with him.”

“Kaplan has always been a smart comic and this time around he manages to delve deeper than ever before.”

“Myq Kaplan is a man of ideas. Most of them are punctuated with a laugh you didn’t see coming and some of them prove how Jews win things through math and/or trickery, but they all leave you wondering if these are the rantings of a madman or a comedy genius. The answer, of course, is yes.”

ShowBizMonkeys
“Fans of comic Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan on Twitter) will not be disappointed by his latest, Small, Dork and Handsome. Kaplan’s unique style, a rapid-fire clever verbal assault on the audience, lines nearly overlapping one another, seems to have intensified since his previous, Meat Robot.”

“As insightful as he is funny…”

“Though the two men couldn’t appear more disparate on the outside, this section still brought to mind the work of the late, great Patrice O’Neal, a towering comedy mind whose on-stage persona felt nearly infallible. Kaplan is in good comedic company, both intellectually and stylistically.”

“The experience of listening to Small, Dork and Handsome in one sitting felt akin to riding a roller coaster. At times reminiscent of the delivery of a young Robin Williams, we’re suddenly off and running, the breakneck pace never letting up until the album ends. The set so dense with material, I felt exhausted by the halfway point. Sure, I laughed on the first listen, but I laughed harder after exploring the tracks individually.

I have a feeling that Kaplan will one day write an ingenious Jack Handey-esque novel that will blow us all away. I say that, having made a similar prediction in the past. I’m saying it again, hoping to somehow will the book into creation.

Until then, we have Small, Dork and Handsome which, in the meantime, is a lovely and hilarious consolation.”

Movie Phony
“Myq Kaplan is one of my favorites. So, get ready for a glowing review, because he didn’t get worse since I last heard his stand-up.
It’s so packed with jokes, so fast-paced, you could miss some of it. I’m tempted to start the CD fresh off of watching the special on Netflix just because I’m sure I already forgot some of the great jokes.

He’s great. You’re great if you’re reading this. Just go watch it now.

I give it 1 out of 1 total minute of this special that wasn’t packed with jokes. Almost literally. [100%]”

Mstarz
“Myq Kaplan’s ‘Small, Dork and Handsome’ is a win for comedy fans, vegans, America… and for him”

“Small, Dork and Handsome stands strong among Kaplan’s other releases, carrying all the delight ofVegan Mind Meld (2010) and Meat Robot (2013); however, what appears different is the heavy amount of growth and conviction that one year of honing your craft can do for an artist. This is not to say that his other releases were taken as subpar in any way, but the comedian’s undeniable development in such a brief amount of time is rather fascinating. In short, what I’m saying is the 2014 release is undoubtedly his strongest yet.”

Under the Gun Review
“One of my favorite aspects of Myq Kaplan is how utterly intelligent his material is, while at the same time possessing a delightful silliness to it.”

“Kaplan never falters, not even when he’s off and running on a seemingly silly tangent. There is always a greater plan in store, and before you know it, Kaplan’s brought you full circle, leaving you almost awestruck.”

The Serious Comedy Site
“…more of the same smart, witty, word-play style jokes that make up Kaplan’s prior albums.”

“One of the greatest things about stand-up comedy is when a comedian really challenges you on a specific topic and makes you think. An “oh yeah” moment, coupled with intense laughter, is the best. An even better experience is when the bit is so compelling that you actually spend the next few days talking about it with your friends. Kaplan created one of those moments on this album.”

“Fans of smart, rapid-fire comedy will find a lot to enjoy in this album.”

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CHECK OUT MYQ’S PREVIOUS ALBUMS


Myq’s latest album, Meat Robot, released June 11!

Meat Robot finds Kaplan delving into his grandmother’s attempts to make grammar fun, how to avoid being axe-murdered and his love for fake meat names. The fast-paced, side-splitting stand-up album also finds the comedian touching topics like “Open Relationships and Tigers,” “Chuck Norris and Owls,” and “Super Mario and Will Smith.”

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Reviews

Comedy Reviews

“When it comes to the art of high-speed self-correction, you’d have a hard time finding someone better – and funnier – at it than Myq Kaplan.”

“This is a CD that you can listen to multiple times without it losing any of its original luster. The 4th time through is just as funny as the first and at many instances even funnier.”

“This CD is indeed many funs.”

Freerange Nonfiction
“His humor is elevated, fast paced, and sharp.”

Under the Gun Review
“Proving that there will always be market for intelligent humor, Kaplan’s new CD, “Meat Robot” (Comedy Central Records) will not only have you laughing your bougie ass off, but may also teach you a thing or two.”

“At the end of the day, Myq Kaplan’s “Meat Robot” is the perfect fix for nerds, whether you are a grammar nerd, a math nerd, or just an overall comedy nerd.”

The Smoking Jacket
“Meat Robot” is forty-six minutes of pure, unfiltered funny. Myq’s ability to keep the crowd on his side whilst delivering an endless stream of riffs, quips, and improv (all packed in the middle of his written material) is rather fascinating and remarkable to hear.”

AbsolutePunk.net
“With a master’s degree in linguistics to complement his blazing-fast wit and skill with wordplay, Kaplan’s sophomore release Meat Robot is a perfect answer to the question ‘What if somebody that’s incredibly smart also realized they’re really, really funny?’”

Stagetime Magazine
“A trustworthy ethos emerges from the mania of bursting and morphing jokes. While much of the set takes place in a silly, relaxed realm, it becomes apparent Kaplan is adeptly carving through the rapids towards the realization that in today’s world, calmness and clarity are not synonymous with stillness. Charged with the vigor of a chaotic inspiration Kaplan presents a type of calamitous order, bombarding himself with semi-serious questions of the time and disarming them with a cheeky intelligence.”

The Onion AV Club
“Kaplan is still a master deconstructionist… can still riff into oblivion…The lightning-fast comedian slows down to let his fans catch up.”

DVDSnapshot.com
“…extremely funny…extremely odd…very intelligent…unique delivery style.”

America’s Comedy
“Myq Kaplan brings wit and intelligence accompanied by a fast-paced delivery… an air of yuppie meets thug arrogance…”

Showbiz Monkeys
“Myq Kaplan’s Meat Robot is one of the best comedy albums of 2013, so far.”

“Meat Robot, comedian Myq Kaplan’s new album strikes the perfect balance between intelligent observation and down right silliness. It’s a funny, addictive little gem– so dense with material that subsequent listens will undoubtedly be packed with jokes unheard the first time around.”

PostGradMusicReviews

“Meat Robot” is a work of comic brilliance, one that tests the audience, but pays off on every single joke… Grade: A”


PLEASE BE SEATED



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"Please Be Seated" is the debut music comedy album from comedians Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman. Featuring 22 tracks, "Please Be Seated" is 61 minutes of cerebral, goofy, poignant, irreverent, exuberant, folksy, ridiculous, wordful, improvisational, fun musical comedy with expressive harmonies and good times for listeners. This comedy duo’s music has been described as "the best". Kaplan has done stand-up comedy on Conan, The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, and Letterman’s Late Show. 2010 was Kaplan’s breakout year as a top 5 finalist on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing" and his very own half hour Comedy Central special premiered. Micah Sherman is an actor, improviser, and sketch comedian who has appeared in films such as "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" and "My Best Friend’s Girl" as well as worked with the prestigious Second City theater in Chicago. Together Myq and Micah form an inspirational musical comedy group that is not safe for work and fun for the whole family.

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"Bop 25" by Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman

Reviews for Please Be Seated

Comedy-Reviews
"Please Be Seated is a wonderful example of just how good a comedy team can be. Working together – and off of each other – like they’re reading each other’s minds is Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman, a singing duo who are quite capable of making you laugh whether they’re doing it through song, pre-planned patter, or riffing on a stumbled word or two. I am immediately put in mind of Jason and Randy Sklar." Full Review

SplitSider
"When heard without context, the song "Bop 25" sounds like it belongs on modern Top 40 radio. The track has all the earmarks of a contemporary chart-topper. It’s short and catchy; the vocals in the chorus are auto-tuned; the bridge is drowned in a cacophony of digitized instruments; and, perhaps most tellingly, it’s utterly and profoundly ridiculous.” Full Review

ShowBizMonkeys
"If you were to describe Please Be Seated, I would probably turn up my nose at first: An album of comedic songs written/performed in an almost Simon and Garfunkel-esque fashion by the oddball duo of Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman. Hmm? I don’t usually seek out comedy songs on my own, with an occasional exception." Full Review


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Reviews

Stagetime Magazine
“A verbal gymnast, Kaplan shreds the English language into polygons and injects them into your brain with a side of tolerance, human decency, social responsibility, artistic integrity, intellectual ambition, and other manifestations of the atheist-Jew vegetarian agenda.”
“And his jokes are really funny!”
“These are very exciting times for intelligent hilarity.”

Punchline Magazine
“An amalgam of mischief, sarcasm and brains, Myq Kaplan puts the “smart” in smart-ass…
A showman, not a showoff, Kaplan uses his word power for goodness, nay greatness.”

The Serious Comedy Site
“This is clean, smart, adult oriented comedy…
There is a hell of a lot to enjoy on this Myq Kaplan CD and enjoy it you certainly will.”

Boatierra on Twitter
“My Myq Kaplan comedy CD arrived! I just finished listening to it and laughing my ass off!!Holy McMoly, wickedly smart and funny :)”