Kyle Ploof
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Kyle Ploof

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States
Band Comedy Spoken Word



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"Past Colleges"


Boston University (Boston, MA)
Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Bridgewater State College (Bridgewater, MA)
UMASS Dartmouth (Dartmouth, MA)
Stonehill College (Easton, MA)
Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA)
Curry College (Milton, MA)
Lassell College (Newton, MA)
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams, MA)
Colby Sawyer College (New London, NH)
NYU Brooklyn Polytech (Brooklyn, NY)
New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, NY)
Wagner University (Staten Island, NY)
Lock Haven University (Lock Haven, PA) - Sophie K. Entertainment

"Club / Festival List"


The Comedy Connection (Boston, MA)
The Comedy Connection @ Kowloons (Saugus, MA)
Nick’s Comedy Stop (Boston, MA)
Dick Doherty’s Comedy Vault (Boston, MA)
Mottley's Comedy Club (Boston, MA)
The Roxy (Boston, MA)
Tommy's Comedy Lounge (Boston, MA)
The All Asia (Cambridge, MA)
The Comedy Studio (Cambridge, MA)
Performance Arts Center of Easthampton (Easthampton, MA)
The Vegas Lounge (Norwood, MA)
Kitty's Comedy Club (Reading, MA)
Giggles Comedy Club (Saugus, MA)
Frank Foley's Comedy Safari (Worcester, MA)
Nation Lampoon's Comedy House (Farmingdale, NY)
Gotham Comedy Club (Manhattan, NY)
The Village Comedy Club (Manhattan, NY)
Comix (Manhattan, NY)
The Laugh Lounge (Manhattan, NY)
Times Square Arts Center (Manhattan, NY)
Joe Franklin's Comedy Club (Manhattan, NY)
New York Comedy Club (Manhattan, NY)
The Broadway Comedy Club (Manhattan, NY)
The Comic Strip Live (Manhattan, NY)
Eastville Comedy Club (Manhattan, NY)
St. Mark's Theater (Manhattan, NY)
The Player's Theater (Manhattan, NY)
Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater (Manhattan, NY)
Shades (Hoboken, NJ)
Catch A Rising Star (Reno, NV)
Catch A Rising Star (Lincoln, RI)
The Shorebreak Comedy Club (Narragansett, RI)
The Comedy Connection (Providence, RI)
The Comedy Zone (Warwick, RI)
The Parlor Live! (Bellvue, WA)
Joker's Comedy Club (Richland, WA)
The Comedy Underground (Seattle, WA)
Chuckle's Comedy Club (Spokane, WA)
Jazzbone's (Tacoma, WA)

Gold Coast Hotel/Casino (Las Vegas, NV)
Twin River Casino (Lincoln, RI)

The Las Vegas Comedy Festival (2007)
New York Comedy Expo (2007)
104.1 WBCN &'s Boston's Best Stand Up Contest (2007 Winner)
Magners Comedy Festival (2010 Finalist)
Women In Comedy Festival
Detroit International Comedy Festival
- Sophie K. Entertainment

"Stand-Up Sends Chuckles Through Local Comedy Scene"

In 2004, he was a Weymouth High School senior toiling over math problems. Six years later, Kyle Ploof is sharing a stage with comedians like Patton Oswalt, having established himself as one of the best young stand-up comedians on the Boston scene.

For Ploof, who is known for his sharp wit and impeccable storytelling abilities, being a professional comedian has been a dream come true.

“I’m most proud of being able to get regular work as a comic,” Ploof said. “That is something I figured was way off in the distance, and now that it’s happening – on a national scale – is something I take pride in.”

Ploof hosts a show the first Thursday of each month at Tommy’s Comedy Lounge in Boston’s Theatre District. He can be seen performing at all of the area’s top venues, from The Comedy Studio in Cambridge to Nick’s Comedy Stop. He estimates that he performs at least 10 times a week, whether at open mics or at paid gigs.

In his young career, Ploof has seen a great deal of success. In 2007, he won the “Last Comic Laughing” contest and the former WBCN and’s “Boston’s Best Stand-Up” competition. Additionally, Ploof has been featured at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and the New York Comedy Expo.

It has been an exhaustive effort for Ploof to get to where he is now, as he has put countless hours into writing and performing material for more than five years.

“I got started in comedy after a long-term relationship with my high school girlfriend ended,” Ploof said. “I started taking girls to comedy clubs in Boston and figured ‘Hey, I can do this.’ I had no idea how hard it would be.

“I write material every single day. I force myself to write between 5 to 10 new minutes each week. Of those minutes, I keep about 30 seconds. Most material is junk, but you have to write tons – that’s the only way to get that coveted hour.”

Following his graduation from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2008, Ploof moved to New York City to try his hand on the comedy scene. However, Ploof found it difficult to break in there, stating that “every bartender, waiter and their brother was a comic.”

Instead, Ploof moved back to Boston and returned to a comedy scene that has allowed him to grow as a performer.

“I think Boston comics have a certain edge that absolutely help us in the business,” said Ploof, who cites local headliners such as Tony V., Lenny Clarke, Paul Nardizzi, Harrison Stebbins, and the late Kevin Knox amongst his influences.

“We’re different. Crowds here are much tougher than anywhere else. You can’t sneak anything by a Boston audience. If you stink – Boston will let you know – but that’s what makes us great.”

Amongst his peers, Ploof is well-respected.

“Kyle Ploof is one of the hardest working guys in the business,” said Jason Marcus, a Boston-based stand-up comedian who has performed across the country.

“We came up together, and every time I talk to him, it seems like he’s doing bigger and better things. I couldn’t be more proud of a guy who deserves everything he’s got going on.”

Though Ploof’s talents on-stage are undeniable, what may be most impressive about the 23-year-old is his generosity off-stage.

Earlier this year, Ploof’s family dealt with the death of his 48-year-old uncle, who left a wife and five children. To help out his family, Ploof organized a fundraising show at the Sons of Italy in Quincy featuring some of Boston’s best talents.

“I used comedy as a way to help my family,” Ploof said. “Lamont Price, Dave Russo and Rick Canavan were gracious enough to donate their talents and time. The show was a great success.”
- Patriot Ledger (Front Page) by Andrew Clark


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By age 19, Kyle was a regular at all of the clubs in and around Boston which is no easy feat. After a few short years, Kyle quickly gained attention and was crowned Best New Comic by winning 2007's Last Comic Laughing Contest, as well as 104.1 WBCN &'s Boston's Best Stand-Up Contest. In 2008, Kyle co-created and produced a series of live music and comedy shows called Lyrics & Laughs -- which focused on showcasing the best underground talent in the city. These shows set attendance and profit records in some of the best indie venues in Boston. Kyle's humor springs from scattered thoughts, real-life experiences from growing up in a Boston Irish Catholic household and tales from striking out on his own at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Kyle has performed at the The Las Vegas Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Expo as well as Magners Comedy Festival. Kyle is a die hard Boston Red Sox fan.