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Published on Jan 20, 2013
The vegan comedian (Michael Anthony) Bringing humor to the cause!
Anyone read descriptions anymore? I've had a description under here explaining this video since the beginning (changed it up once or twice, but pretty much always the same).
Anyway, just having some fun here. I do know it's "cringe" worthy, that's kind of the point. A while back I tried out stand up comedy and it was fun, but absolutely brutal--got to meet some cool people in the process though.
This one comedian had this crazy rapper persona that he did on stage, and it was pretty fun the way he interacted with the crowd, he made up these crazy songs, everyone sang along to them. It was more of a performance than just a "set." Shortly afterwards, I came up with the Vegan Comedian experiment and went with it after that. It was fun, it was a persona, and for one show we even brought tomatoes for the audience to throw ... I think you can see where the not so subtle irony is we were going for ... needless to say, things didn't go as planned. It's a fun story ... some other time though.
There's three videos in total right now; in fact, I actually have a pretty awful bit where I act as though I'm responding to an anti-vegan heckler. But that one's so bad that I'm not sure if it works brilliantly or if it's just even more painfully awful ...
For the video, I took some old jokes that bombed on stage and thought I'd have a little fun with them. My friend filmed and added a cheesy laugh track. I think they came out as good/awful as we hoped.
I had to disable comments because people were just being too ridiculous--it's not because people were making fun of me, that's kind of the point. Veganism is controversial and people are passionate about it--on both sides--and I'm all for funny YouTube commenters, I've cracked up reading some of the crazy funny comments people post on YouTube, but once I saw people leaving death threats and stuff that just wasn't funny or fun I said forget it. But I still left the video up in all its glory!
In the meantime, if you're looking for some real comedians who are vegan: Myq Kaplan, Jamie Kilstein, Ellen Degeneres, Jamie Kennedy and Steve-O.