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8 Vegetarian or Vegan Comedians

5. Dick Gregory
Mr. Gregory has been a comic and outspoken civil rights activist for years. He also has spoken about vegetarian diets and animal rights.

6. Sarah Silverman
She became a vegetarian at about the age of nine, when she saw a turkey be killed right in front of her, “The farmer, Vic,  told me to look at all the turkeys and pick one out. I saw a cute one with a silly walk and cried, ‘Him!’ Before my pointing finger had even dropped to my side, Vic had grabbed the turkey by the neck and slit the animal’s throat. Blood and feathers went flying. I had sentenced that turkey to death! Up until then, I didn’t know where meat came from – and I’ve been a vegetarian ever since.” (Source:

7. Russell Brand
Brand has been a vegetarian since the age of thirteen. Russell makes lentil chili soup with Rachel Ray in the video below.

8. Jamie Kennedy
He said of switching to a meat-free diet, “You feel much more healthy. I feel clean and clear when I eat vegan. Also, would you eat your cat? So, why eat a cow? I once was at a farm and I was staring at a cow and pet it, and he was so cute.” (Source:

Comedians gathered for an event to help farm animals and raise awareness about meat-eating and climate change.

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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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