Interview: Mike Berkesch Says Christian Rock is as Awesome as Veganism

mikeberkThis might be the most humble interviewee yet. He does stand-up in Denver, he’s incredibly musically inclined, and he cracks us up in improv shows – notably Denver’s Next Improv Star. Oh, and he has glorious hair. I’m not sure why I’m explaining things about Mike that you’ll learn on your own by reading this interview (and by viewing his photo – I mean, seriously, aren’t those some lovely locks?). I’m lucky to know Mike, and now you will be too!

Meet Mike Berkesch.

What is your name?
Michael Berkesch

How long have you been a non-vegan?
Since forever.

Why have you decided not to be vegan? Describe your journey to veganism and where you got stalled.
Cheese never gave up on me, so I ain’t givin’ up on cheese. That and apathy.

If you had to take one step toward becoming vegan, what would it be and why only one?
No idea. I haven’t really even considered it to be honest. I’ve pretty much resigned myself to colon cancer.

Where do you get your protein?
I just eat food. Protein sort of just happens.

What vegan food do you fear you’re missing out on as a non-vegan?
Ehh, my opinion is that vegan food is the Christian Rock of the culinary world. I mean, I’ll deal with it if I’m driving with my mom somewhere, but I’m not tryin’ to go out of my way to see a Jars of Clay show.

Do you eat fish? You eat fish, right?
Yeh, bruh.

mikeberk-catAre there any animals in your life, such as pets or funny neighborhood squirrels? Tell us a story about them.
Yeah, I have a cat named Furby that lives with my parents in Vegas. She’s this adorably furry landmine that will de-skin your hand if you pet her longer than six seconds. My dad is not on speaking terms with her at the moment.

What do you do for fun besides eating meat and dairy?
Bottomless mimosas. Buzzfeed surveys.

Do you have any upcoming projects you want to plug? Tell us about them.
Nah.

Make up a question of your own and answer it.
Should I just send this to Lisa as is?
No, I should probably go over the questions twenty more times and change my answers.

Song: “Whoa Baby” By Guantanamo Baywatch
Recipe: Vegan Frittata

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