Shalom Life | September 04, 2015

Passover With Jewish Comedians - Myq Kaplan

Shalom Life asked 5 of our favorite Jewish comedians to share a Passover memory. Myq Kaplan marks our final day.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: April 9th, 2012 in Culture » Society » Interviews

Passover With Jewish Comedians - Myq Kaplan

Happy Passover! Time to get together with family, eat good food, and share stories.

Shalom Life asked 5 of our favorite Jewish comedians to share a Passover memory.

What did Myq Kaplan have to say?

Myq Kaplan’s Passover Thoughts

It's Passover! The Jewish Christmas! (Some people might think that Hanukah is the Jewish Christmas, but that's just because they're around the same time, but Hanukah is to Christmas as Presidents' Day is to Valentine's Day--you can't celebrate one instead of the other just because they're in the same month... e.g. "I don't have a date this February 14, so I'll just put on a tophat and a beard and go out like that instead." Maybe that's why you don't have a date. Or maybe you'll meet an Abe Lincoln fetishist, but that would be a coincidence.)

As far as Passover goes though, there are too many coincidences to ignore. On Christmas, cookies are left out for Santa; on Passover, a place setting for Elijah. Both holidays see the hanging of something on a ceiling or door to bring good tidings, mistletoe or lamb's blood. And each involves someone flying across the land to bring something to all the non-Jews, whether it be toys from Santa or death from the Angel of Death. And if the toys were made in China, they might be full of lead and it's the exact same guy!

So, a merry Passover to all and to all a good night that is different from all other nights!

Visit Myq Kaplan on Facebook or Twitter.

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan. It's pronounced "Mike Kaplan." I know! He has appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and many more things that his grandmother is proud of. For more bragging, go to myqkaplan.com or call his grandmother!

This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram TrendingShalom Life is Saying Goodbye Shalom Life is Saying Goodbye TrendingShaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide... Shaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide... Trending
 

This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram

August 27, 2015 | By Sy Berg
This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram

2HipJews are putting the 'modern' back into modern Orthodox

Read More

Shalom Life is Saying Goodbye

August 27, 2015 | By Shalom Life Staff
Shalom Life is Saying Goodbye

After nearly 7 years, we are sadly ending Shalom Life's run.

Read More

Shaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...

August 26, 2015 | By Hermine Steinberg
Shaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...

Tony Kushner's family drama challenges it's audiences on so many levels, it leaves you breathless and beaten. It is awesome; astounding, humbling, overwhelming and remarkable.

Read More

Shaw Festival Review- The Divine: A Play for Sarah Berhnardt

August 23, 2015 | By Hermine Steinberg
Shaw Festival Review- The Divine: A Play for Sarah Berhnardt

This powerful play based on a true story is an absolute must-see this summer.

Read More

Top 10 Most Influential LGBT Jews

August 14, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Top 10 Most Influential LGBT Jews

These 10 LGBT celebrities are an inspiration to us all.

Read More

Crossfit “Guru” Does Handstand at Holocaust Memorial

August 14, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
Crossfit “Guru” Does Handstand at Holocaust Memorial

Dave Driskell apologized Monday evening for his actions

Read More

There’s a Jewish Rapper with a #1 Hit Record, and His Name’s Not Drake

August 14, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
There’s a Jewish Rapper with a #1 Hit Record, and His Name’s Not Drake

Lil Dicky's 'Professional Rapper' sells 22,000 copies in its first week

Read More

Ben Gurion Airport Breaks All-Time Travel Records

August 14, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Ben Gurion Airport Breaks All-Time Travel Records

Reports indicate that some 78,000 travelers passed through the Israeli airport in a single day

Read More

More Headlines