Myq Kaplan Mindy Tucker


Myq Kaplan

Daily from May 21-25
8 p.m.
Daily from May 24-25
10:30 p.m.

Myq Kaplan thinks everyone should stop hating stuff. “I don’t want to talk about all the things I don’t like. I want to share the things I enjoy and choose to spend my mental energy on,” he says. That’s the theme of his new album, All Killing Aside, which he’s recording this week at Acme. Kaplan’s act takes a unique, thematic approach to comedy that he’s performed in clubs as well as at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival. “The show is about kindness, but with an emphasis on not murdering,” he explains. “It’s about being as full of love as one person can. When you hate things, it means you have hate in you, in a way. That doesn’t make me feel good. I like to focus on the positives.” A standup for nearly 20 years, Kaplan is structuring these shows as less traditional standup and more like a fun new puzzle to figure out. Most importantly, however, is that the show is still true to who he is as a performer. “I’m maintaining the goal of being myself and creating a show that can be what I really want it to be.” 18+.