I’ve been a casual fan of Myq Kaplan‘s for a few years now, but it wasn’t until I started prepping for this conversation that I got a full picture of his work. He’s, of course, a brilliant comedian, but through listening to his podcasts and his music, I developed a whole new appreciation for his vast catalogue. We covered a bunch of ground here, but I was especially intrigued by the way his growth as a performer informed his growth as a human being. Enjoy this great conversation and a little taste of his music as well!

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan. Myq has appeared on the Tonight Show, Conan, Letterman, James Corden, Seth Meyers, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and America’s Got Talent. He has a one-hour standup special on Amazon, “Small, Dork, and Handsome,” and two podcasts, The Faucet and Broccoli and Ice Cream. His first album, “Vegan Mind Meld,” was one of iTunes’ top 10 comedy albums of the year, and his newest album, “A.K.A.,” debuted at #1. The NY Times called it “invigoratingly funny” and included it among its five “coronavirus best new comedy specials”… “to remind you of the old normal.” And now, here we are in the new weird!

Music:
Music is Fun – Myq Kaplan
Calm – Myq Kaplan
Realistic Love Song – Myq Kaplan

Follow Myq Kaplan on Patreon, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Bandcamp.

Subscribe (for free or more) to Myq’s Art Nuggets here.

Photo of Myq Kaplan by Mindy Tucker with rainbow art by Ramin Nazer.

I wish I had raved some more about V-Spot. It’s one of my favorite places in NYC and its owners are magnificent people who contribute so much space and energy to the NYC vegan scene and beyond. You should pay them a visit when you are in NYC. Here’s their website.


This podcast is powered by my subscribers on Patreon who, in addition to the warm feeling they get from co-creating with me, get lots of sweet perks including bonus podcast episodes, free downloads, zines, and more! This week’s bonus podcast will be an extended conversation with Myq Kaplan!  Learn more right here!

If you’d like to check out my other work, order The Animal Book directly from me here and get a free download of the album!
Here are some other places you can find the book.
Find The Animal Album streaming and downloadable here.
Here’s some more merch and music.

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