Friday, August 13, 2010

Comedy break: ‘Last Comic Standing’’s Myq Kaplan

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Comedian, “Jew” and all-around clever comic Myq Kaplan on Last Comic Standing:

My favorite bit (second video, -02:28 mark):

Prejudice is getting weirder and more confusing. It used to be about just keeping people separate that you didn’t like; like interracial marriage, years ago, they were like, “Don’t let Black people marry us! Don’t let them marry us! Make them marry each other only!” (Not a lot of wristbands back then.) [mild laughter] Today, with gay people, they’re like, “Don’t let them marry each other! Make them marry … us?” Bigotry is confusing.

Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist has a longer piece on Myq along with an interview. Funny and clever chap in writing, too – check it out.