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8 Vegetarian or Vegan Comedians

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For some peculiar reason, vegetarians and vegans sometimes are perceived as lacking in mirth, and yet their eating habits reduce suffering. So here is a list of vegetarian or vegan comedians.

1. Ellen Degeneres
Both she and her wife are vegans, and they had a vegan wedding. Ellen is known for taking care of animals.

2. Steve Martin
Martin is one of the America’s celebrated comedians. He also writes and paints.

3. Weird Al Yankovich
He is reputed to have said this when asked why he became vegetarian, “Many years ago I found out something about hamburgers that really grossed me out. You may not know this, so I hope I don’t make you sick, but it turns out hamburgers are actually made out of dead cows. I am not making this up. Needless to say, as soon as I discovered that, I gave up meat entirely.”  (Source: thisdishvegetarian)

4. Myq Kaplan
This young comedian is vegan. He has appeared on Last Comic Standing.

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6:31AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

What? Meat doesn't just come from the grocery store? What are you talking about?

12:34PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

I consider myself a vegetarian comedian. Unrecognized, perhaps, but still one, nonetheless. /:

5:41PM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

Way too lazy to sift through the comments, but comedian Jaime Kilstein is also vegan, as well as his wife Allison Kilkenny. And their podcast Citizen Radio is worth checking out, to boot.

7:02PM PDT on Sep 25, 2011

LIKE! I especially like how Ellen put it so succinctly...

1:57PM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

It's a shift in thinking and education.

11:14PM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Being vegan is a very good reason to be serene...and the inner peace gives a good mood! Plus there is an infinity of wonderful recipes free cruelty :)

5:27AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:51PM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

Who started that myth? Isn't it is usually politicians without a sense of humour?

10:40AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

Bill Maher too!

9:05AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

Let's hope Ellen is able to use her considerable influence to get Cover Girl to stop testing on animals. Nothing easy, breezy, or beautiful about it.

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