Myq Kaplan and the Comedy of Linguistics / by Chris Duffy


Myq Kaplan is a nationally touring comedian whose quick-fire wordplay leaves audiences in stitches. A graduate of Brandeis and Boston University, Myq (pronounced “Mike”) Kaplan got his start in Massachusetts before landing a spot on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

Kaplan is one of the smartest comedians working today and with a master’s in linguistics, he makes every word count. As he says in his act, “Words are important. Words are all that separate us from the mimes.” Kaplan is renowned for his ability to take an idea, deconstruct it in front of the audience into its component parts, and then build it into something entirely new and hilarious.

Read my Q & A with Myq here: