• New Year’s Resolutions: Stand-up comedians share their plans for 2019

    We’re so sorry to remind you, but it’s New Year’s Resolution time! Yep, it’s that terrible time of year when one must consider the sad Venn diagram of who they are and who they want to be and then bring those circles a little closer together. It’s empowering, depressing, and scary. So for inspiration, we asked some of the world’s funniest people to divulge their 2019 New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s what

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    Canadian butcher shop steals vegan joke from comedian Myq Kaplan (Update)

    Most stand-up comedians would be psyched when a joke of theirs goes viral on Twitter and is on the front page of Reddit. Myq Kaplan’s joke about vegans has become a hit on the Internet. Buzzfeed’s tweet about it has over 600 retweets and a photo of the joke on Imgur has over 600,000 views. It has over 13,000 upvotes on reddit! The problem is: the posts don’t give any

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    Laughspin Podcast episode 59: Myq Kaplan interview from LaughFest

    For this special edition of the Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with comedian Myq Kaplan while I was in Grand Rapids covering Gilda’s LaughFest, which you should seriously check out. During the course of our chat, we touch on how I can become a better drinker, Myq’s newly-released album Meat Robot – which you should download immediately – his upcoming hour special and more. But honestly, we spend most of

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    Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman have a pair of music videos you should probably watch

    If our review of Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman’s new musical comedy album Please Be Seated didn’t convince you to lay your money down, perhaps a pair of super videos will. In the first, the mighty duo drop a ditty called “Bop 25,” their attempt at radio-friendly material. But if you listen reeeeeeaaaaal carefully, you just might pick up on the song’s underlying message. Also, there’s some badass dance moves!

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    Myq Kaplan, Micah Sherman offer brainy musical comedy on ‘Please Be Seated’ (Review + audio)

    Musical comedy is a well-worn path yet it’s one in which few have conquered— Garfunkel and Oates, Stephen Lynch and Bo Burnham (to name just three) are brave artists who have turned the historically schlocky sub-genre into something intelligent and consistently funny. Not unlike plain stand-up, comedy-via-music has easily laid traps. The same basic premises, the same punch lines make it difficult for a comic to find his or her

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    Comedian Myq Kaplan challenges Kickstarter to define ‘art’ (Video)

    What is art? I don’t know and neither does comedian Myq Kaplan. But at least Kaplan has a plan to figure it out, once and for all. He just needs help raising $1 to fund the project. Kaplan set up a Kickstarter page where he is requesting your donations to help him reach his $1 goal (Spoiler: he’s already raised $1). Because Kickstarter’s guidelines say they will only fund projects

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    Watch Myq Kaplan talk about balls, pizza, anti-gay rhymes and more on “Conan”

    Listen, I’m not one to say, “We told you so,” but when we (then, Punchline Magazine) said in 2009, that Myq Kaplan was a “comic to watch” we were pretty sure we’d end up being right. Since that time, Kaplan has finished in the top five of Last Comic Standing, released a masterful (yet, in my opinion, unfortunately titled) album Vegan Mind Meld, has made countless television appearances — you

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    First ever Maine comedy festival announced; Myq Kaplan among performers

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    Maine-born but Los Angeles based comic Ian Harvie is planning Maine’s first ever comedy festival. The festival will take place over three days, two nights, and five shows with over 16 headlining comics, including Myq Kaplan who released one of our top 10 albums of the year last year. Other performers include Kelly Macfarland, Erin Foley, Fortune Feimster, and Ben Roy. You can see

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    The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010

    We’re quite excited to post this– our annual list and guide to Punchline Magazine’s favorite comedy albums of the year. A few notes before we get started: First, a lot of comedy releases these days are produced as television specials first, then released as albums, DVDs or both. So that begs the question: What makes a release eligible for the album list and what makes a release eligible as a

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    Last Comic Standing’s Myq Kaplan releases new animation

    In the newest example of stand-up comedy set to animation, comedian Myq Kaplan talks about the type of music he prefers to be introduced with when onstage, mocks his friends who build pyramids, and reveals who the Jewish savior actually is. Kaplan is currently on the nationwide Last Comic Standing tour (info on that here) and released his debut album Vegan Mind Meld earlier this year.

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    Carolines break out comedy artist: Myq Kaplan

    Print this page out to get $5 off admission to Myq Kaplan’s show at Carolines on June 1. Get more ticket info here. World famous comedy venue Carolines on Broadway and Punchline Magazine have joined forces to present the Breakout Artist Comedy Series. Each Tuesday, at Carolines in New York City, an emerging stand-up comedy star will headline their own show and prove just why they’ve been quietly building a

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    Comedy Matters with Andy Kindler, Natasha Leggero, Bill Murray, more

    Comic Strip Documentary Blows Up We were excited enough when Chris Rock agreed to exec. produce the documentary film for the 35th anniversary of The Comic Strip. Now Abby Russell and Brent Sterling-Nemetz of Letterbox Pictures, who are actually shooting the film have really stepped it up, and have just shot Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Joe Piscopo, Arsenio Hall, Richard Lewis, Carol Leifer, Kevin Nealon, and Richard Belzer for the

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    Marc Maron welcomes Dave Hill and Myq Kaplan to WTF

    First off, before we tell you what you already know from reading the headline on this here post, let us say this: If you haven’t yet listened to last week’s WTF with Marc Maron, wherein Marc interviews Mr. Show legend Bob Odenkirk, do yourself a favor and check it out here. It perfectly embodies what this podcast is all about– getting deep inside the minds of the people that truly

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    Myq Kaplan: Vegan Mind Meld

    An amalgam of mischief, sarcasm and brains, Myq Kaplan puts the “smart” in smart-ass. Proof, you demand! Just listen to Vegan Mind Meld, his astute, fun and oh so funny new CD from the label Live at Comix (in affiliation with BSeenMedia). On this release, available on April 27, words are playthings to Kaplan. He shapes them into impish puns, or sometimes this lover of language and all joke forms

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    Punchline Magazine presents An Evening with Myq Kaplan, comic to watch in 2010

    GET YOUR TICKETS HERE Comedian Myq Kaplan has entered 2010 after having one of the most exciting years of his career– a career that has become one to watch in the national comedy scene. We’re incredibly proud to be producing An Evening with Myq Kaplan.While he’s busy headlining clubs all over the country, it’s a rare thing to get to see Myq air out for an hour in New York.

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