Vegans Aren’t Always Debbie D’s! Going Vegan with Ellen and other Fun(ny) Stuff

Why did the tofu cross the road? To prove he wasn’t chicken! [laugh track] What do you call a vegan post-punk band?  Soy Division! [laugh track] This week Ellen DeGeneres launched her website about going vegan, so I thought it might be nice to share some more light hearted and comedic vegan stuff including an awesome comedian Myq Kaplan, and the incredibly talanted illustractor of the absurd and hiliarious comic Bizarro, Dan Piraro.

Ellen’s New Blog

The vegan blogosphere is totally crushing on Ellen DeGeneres this week after she launched her website about going vegan.  You may recall her vegan episode back in March with Kathy Freston, where we watch Freston veganize help veganize a family.  (And they have a super adorable Saint Bernard who totally steals the show.) As a side note, Ellen’s vegan wife Portia is gracing the current July/August cover of VegNews  Ellen’s website includes lots of helpful stuff for those wanting to go vegan including an FAQ section, Getting Started Section and Suggested Books and Movies Section.

Ellen speaking about veganism to Katie Couric

Some of Ellen’s highly amusing stand-up

Comedy For Karma

As an annual fundraiser, Woodstock Farm Animal Sancutary throws the Comedy for Karma event which this year included such artists as Wyatt Cynac and John Oliver from The Daily Show  as well as Myq Kaplan whose most recent album is entitled Vegan Mind Meld.  In the video below, Dave Attell and Liz Winstead (co-creator of the Daily Show) talk about eating meat to GristTV.

Dan Piraro Will Make You Laugh

Syndicated in more than 200 newspapers, Dan Piraro’s comic strip Bizarro takes on liberal politics and veganism and animal cruelty in an approachable way.  As an award-winning comedian, he has toured the U.S. with his one-man comedy show for over a decade.

A meerkat asks a gorilla where he gets his protein in this cartoon.
Thank You Dan Piraro, Thank You


Sometimes when dealing with such intense issues it’s nice to have some comic relief!



By Jamie J. Hagen

Jamie J. Hagen lives in Brooklyn and is a Contributing Editor for Autostraddle and writer for The Line Campaign. Follow her on twitter @jamiejhagen and visit her personal website for more of her work.

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