Most of the interviews at Weird! Why Aren’t You Vegan? are with people who are unique and different (read: not vegan). This has the normal people (read: vegans) feeling a little left out. So, to appease the masses, once in a while we feature a regular old, nothin’ special, run-of-the-mill vegan.
Today, we talk with a Seattle-based comedian who regales us with stories of cat custody battles, teenage feelings of grandeur, and pee-pee and poo-poo.
She’s here. Please applaud. It’s Lauren Cocroft! Continue reading →
Although our guest this week has worked with Steve-O, a normal vegan (I mean normal as in he’s vegan, but I guess outside of that he’s maybe not entirely normal per se—but I digress), she herself isn’t vegan. Weird!
She *is* just as funny though.
Please meet Cheri Hardman! Continue reading →
It’s not often I learn about veganism from a non-vegan, but this interviewee proved to be an exception. He smartly pointed out during the course of his interview that spices are vegan so non-vegans can’t eat them. I agree and will be holding a food drive to collect all your oregano, cumin, and garlic.
I appreciated learning from and getting to know this interviewee better, and I think you’ll enjoy him very much too.
Please meet Corey Bennett! Continue reading →
I found another one! This week’s interview is with someone I knew on Instagram (because I’m a stalker) before I knew her in real life (IRL, if you’re under 35). She’s funny, adorable, and she loves dogs so much that she’s kinda’ made them her coworkers. So, naturally, I assumed she’s vegan. But she isn’t! I was almost forced to eat crow when I found out. But I politely declined, of course.
Join me and let’s talk to this enigma about why she’s not vegan.
Please meet Courtney Byrd! Continue reading →
Welcome back, broccoli butts! I’ve gotten some rest, taken my B12 supplements, and I’m thrilled to be relaunching the blog with the power of a vegan strongman (strongperson!).
Who better to showcase on my first relaunch post than one of the kindest and funniest comedians and producers I know? I hope you enjoy this delicious interview. If not, I will force you to sit at your desk and finish the whole thing. Because there are children in Africa who’d do anything to have a blog post to read.
Please meet Greg Sharp! Continue reading →
One of the coolest kids in the Saint Louis improv scene, Melissa Darch tries not to forget about the little man. She carved out a chunk of time to tell us what she’s been up to. You’ll be impressed. Unless you’re a fish.
Meet Melissa Darch. Continue reading →
More and more people are deciding to put their mouths where their hearts are and go vegan—and that includes celebrities!
Here is a list of the top seven vegan celebrities without makeup! Don’t worry, they’re all on one page because I’m not a heartless monster corporation that just wants ad revenue from your click-throughs.
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To be a good vegan, you need to represent the vegan lifestyle in the best light. And that means you should always appear happy, pretend to like raw food, and, most importantly, stay fit.
Did I say “stay” fit? I meant “seem” fit.
“How to Be Vegan” Tip 50: Pretend to Exercise
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In other social justice movements, like women’s rights, we’re told that what we wear and what we look like aren’t important. And that’s true. But in animal rights, clothing choices are very important. What shirt you’re sporting on any particular day is perhaps the most crucial of all your decisions and should be given a great deal of thought. One garment can mean the difference between good and bad activism, life and death, an indecency arrest or not.
Do you A) wear message tees, or B) hate animals? If yours is Secret Answer C, that you love animals but didn’t know you were supposed to be wearing message tees, you need to read this article. Right now.
“How to Be Vegan” Tip 49: Never, Ever Wear a Plain T-Shirt
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Late last year I was invited to join an improv team called Scoundrel. That’s how I met Katie Bowman, and I liked her right away. Not just because of her cool hair, though I admit that didn’t hurt. She was (and still is!) funny, open, interesting, and supportive. An improviser and a standup comic, Katie can be seen all over Denver, making people laugh. So, I guess I can forgive her for making pigs and chickens cry.
Meet Katie Bowman! Continue reading →