Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Myq Kaplan: Profiles from the Illustrations

Myq Kaplan, 2012. By Travis Simpkins

     According to his website, "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,Conan, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and in his own half-hourComedy Central Presents: Myq Kaplan special... 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. A Jewy-ish atheistic vegan who spells the name “Mike” weird (sorry or you’re welcome), Myq enjoys words, social justice, Netflix, and comic books. Also non-comic books, ping-pong, and being great with women. And grammar and run-on sentence fragments. And of course, entertaining his demographic, which is anyone who might know the word “demographic.”

     That's a good summation... but I'll add that he's a hell of a nice guy as well.

Myq Kaplan on Late Night with Conan O'Brien
...on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Myq Kaplan on the Late Show with David Letterman 
Myq Kaplan: Math Problems 
Myq Kaplan and Conan O'Brien
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