Myq Kaplan
Bullying Survivor
Male | New York, NY   United States
Taunted in high school
Bullying Type: Emotional
Posted By: PerfectCircle
4/10/14 12:21 AM
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Myq Kaplan is a comedian (pronounced “Mike”).He is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, Conan. ou can listen to Myq’s podcast, Hang Out With Me, on the Keith and The Girl network. His debut CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes’ top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed by Meat Robot in 2013 and the upcoming Small Dork and Handsome in 2014.

Myq knows a thing or two about the kid “who just wants to be left alone.” Taunted and teased in high school, other kids often called him "gay." Ever since, Myq said that he’s learned to view bullies as “ignorant, sad, wrong, confused” and has used comedy to overcome them.

"Anyone can be offended by anyone or anything, and so you can only plan so far ahead," Myq said. Though it's possible that some people in any audience will feel uncomfortable, comedians aren't excused from being self-aware. "As a comedian, as an artist, as an human, you only have your own experience, and not every human thinks about their own experience at every moment," Myq said. "If you say something and you offend someone, then you can hopefully learn and have a dialogue and a discussion about it."

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Posted By: NYmom | 4/14/14 12:06 PM
Never in my life have I seen Mike spelled Myq, that is SO cool! He had the right outlook that the bullies were just ignorant they all are...
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