HEADED OUT TO THE COAST!

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I’m out on the road this weekend- Friday night July 9th I’m in Santa Cruz for Greater Purpose Brewing’s show at 7:30. Saturday the 10th I’m in Monterey for Cannery Row Comedy at 8. Sunday afternoon I’m at Full Circle in Fresno with Matt Gubser, Lisa Curry, and lots of other great people! Come see me!

How Being A Beard Made Me Vegan

From the Santa Cruz Good Times, article by DNA

I was recently interviewed with a couple other vegan comics like Matt Gubser, Myq Kaplan, and Dhaya Lakshminarayanan. You can read the whole thing here!

In high school in Texas, Los Angeles comedian Virginia Jones used to go out on dates as a chaperone with her best friend who was gay. “His mom thought I would somehow keep him from having sex with men.” says Jones. “One night I’m sitting in the front room of a gay guy’s apartment as my friend is having sex with him in the next room and there was a copy of ‘Meat is Murder’ by the Smiths and I listened to it. It’s a terrible song, but until that moment I had never really thought about where meat comes from,” Jones said.

The next day, Jones became a vegetarian—who slowly moseyed into veganism. “As time goes on it became a lot easier to become a vegan as technology and accessibility grew. The only vegan I knew in Dallas, Texas would regularly eat a plate of fried tofu with soy sauce. We ate a lot of cheese pizza and French fries. I ate garbage, which led to a vitamin deficiency in high school. We didn’t have veggie burgers—we would make falafel burgers and fry it up,” Jones recalls.

With abundant low-budget college comfort food like Taco Bell, it’s easy to be a junk-food vegetarian. That changed when Jones went vegan. “It was only when I went vegan that it was pretty easy to see that whole grains, vegetables and a protein source made me feel best. I became more aware of making healthier choices when I went vegan,” Jones points out.

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The Worst Things About 2020

My 8 Least Favorite Things About 2020:

1. Cottagecore

I carry a lot of 80’s Laura Ashley trauma. Someone referred to their own aesthetic as Gothic Cottagecore and that can’t be a thing.

2. Sippycups

The sippycup lids for Starbucks cold drinks. I also love turtles but I don’t like to drink from a ba-ba. Can’t I just send money to a gofundme for the turtles?

3. That Burrito Blanket

Thing is like a Magic Eye where everyone sees a delicious tortilla and I see a shit-stained white blanket. I can almost smell that thing, get it away from me.

4. Zoom Karaoke

Bless our little cotton socks for trying, it doesn’t work.

5. Homesteading

Growing food. I was so proud that I had grown five dollars of green onions over 6 months until I realized I had probably spent twenty dollars on water.

6. Instagram Live.

Your friend goes instagram live and you think oh what are they doin’ and it’s nothing, they’re not doing anything but they’ve seen that you’re watching and it’s a lowkey hostage situation.

7. People who make fun of my Quibi tattoo.

Look, I believed in something and it didn’t work out. I guess you’ve never made a mistake before.

8. Tie-dye.

Not everything needs to be tie-dyed. Give it a rest, Trent.

Maybe something else crappy happened this year, but I can’t think of it right now.

My Amazing Podcast Appearances

My thinking was, if I put all these bastards together, I’ll feel like I’ve done something.

Ghost Town: Five Haunted Tales

Just in time for Halloween, Rebecca Leib and Jason Horton invited me to share a TRUE spooky Portland story on their podcast!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

I’ve been a fan of Paula Poundstone since forever, and it was an honor to be in the room with her.  Did I get to finish a story, or even a thought? Maybe not.  But it was awesome to see her brain work.

Jordan, Jesse, Go!

I got to hang out with the world’s two coolest guys on a legendary podcast!  We talk about goths, Smashmouth, and dino toys.  Like usual!

Jordan, Jesse, Go, Part 2!

I’m always glad to pop in on my two favorite dorks and talk about draculas, Bad Venom, Godzilla, and Halloween! 

The Dork Forest!

I terrify the hilarious and knowledgeable Jackie Kashian with my return to the Dork Forest to talk all things Labyrinth!

Bleak In Review!

A pair of  white guys (Matt Brousseau and Kevin Anderson) invite two guests a week to chat about everything and nothing at all.  In this episode, they make endless Warren Zevon jokes and I let everyone know that cannibalism is OK, and that one time I ate eggs from a chicken I know. Then, we meet a Teen Wolf who is on the verge of becoming a Woman Wolf!

Hang Out With Me!

My darling friend Myq Kaplan had me and Eliza Rickman on to talk about music and comedy and whatnot!

The Goods from the Woods

Rivers Langley had me over to talk Lyft, rat traps, and Psychic TV.

The Goods From The Woods: Concept Albums

What is a concept album?  Where do they come from?  The answer may surprise you!  Rivers Langley and Pat Reilly have me back on GftW to discuss!

Who’s Your God?

Amy Miller, Steve Hernandez, and John-Michael Bond have me over to discuss witches, Plano, Mormonism, et al.

Probably Science

Andy Wood and Matt Kirshen have this science based podcast called Probably Science, and they let me be on it one time!

CRUSHED! with Sarah Morisano

Like all the greatest supervillains, I share with a podcaster the truth that would most embarrass me.

How to Be a Person

The amazing Mike Drucker and I hash out how to be happy through self-delusion!

Moby Flicks

Me and my college roommate and her friend have a talk about the ins and outs of Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy!

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction 1

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction

Bryan Cook made up this dirty, funny show where we write erotic fan fiction on the spot, and then he podcasts it so my family can be ashamed of me!  Hooray!

Put Your Hands Together!

The incredibly famous Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher from the UCB theatre!

Put Your Hands Together, 2!

I got to be on another episode of PYHT!

Sorry About Your Dad 

International superstar and Last Comic Standing ass-kicker Amy Miller asked me over to talk about the fact that our dads are both dead!  (This podcast is no longer up, Amy told me she realized that it was a huge bummer as a concept and she didn’t know why she was doing it, when the answer is that we are all nuts!)

Lady 2 Lady

Maximum Fun podcast Lady 2 Lady had me over to shoot the shit and for some reason talk about toilets a lot with Barbara Gray, Tess Barker, and Brandie Posey!

Ep. 9: Books by Andy Weir, Tracy Hammond, Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine are discussed by comedians Matt Kirshen, Virginia Jones, and author Tracy Hammond.

Cornelius Peter does a podcast called Book Me, Please about books we’ve read, and in some cases, written!  I got to be on it with my friend Matt Kirshen!

Me Three!

Me Three, a podcast with Darci “Kittenpants” Ratliff and Lisa Beth “No Pants” Johnson

The Ugly Angels

In 2009, I was on a now long-mothballed podcast called The Ugly Angels!  History!

Dork Forest

I was so excited to be on Jackie Kashian’s Dork Forest in 2009, thanks to Joe Wilson!