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“Over the years, we hope you might have been as lucky as we have been in seeing Myq Kaplan evolve as a comedian. His latest album, No Kidding, is, thus far, the pinnacle of that evolution.
Starting from his early years with impressive feats of verbal and linguistic acrobatics, Myq has now worked his way to presenting a very colorful, dazzling tapestry of who he really is a person, comedian, and artist. He has got a big following in the autistic community, defends not having kids, and explores the virtues of certain drugs. That’s just the tip of the ice berg that you get off of No Kidding. Of course, there are still plenty of threads of top shelf wordplay and clever callbacks that tie that tapestry together.
This might just be, as we mentioned up top, his best hour yet.”
– The Comedy Bureau
“No Kidding expands on both Kaplan’s catalog and his performance style. His swift and layered delivery of punchlines and tags is still there, but fans will notice that those classic Kaplan skills are now being utilized to compliment a more narrative set with longer, more story-like bits.”
“The word that comes to mind when thinking about Myq Kaplan’s comedy is “tight,” but as it’s used in a musical context — a musician that has complete control of their craft, one who knows how and where the pieces fit together, never missing a beat. The content on No Kidding comes across as so skilled that it almost seems scientifically methodical. Kaplan’s persona and comedic timing mesh superbly with tracks that fit together like pieces in a puzzle, as jokes play off of each other in a wonderful interplay. But despite the practiced nature of Kaplan’s humour, it never comes across as stiff or unyielding. The comedy is still loose and silly, keeping everything fresh and unpredictable.”