Veganism is no laughing matter. Yet, Brenton Edgecombe, better known as his alter ego Vegan Smythe is set to tickle your funny bones in the only vegan comedy show at Adelaide Fringe 2020.
DON’T SHOOT! I’m a vegan, is a highly topical new comedy cabaret premiering at Adelaide Fringe 2020. The one-vegan show – which even cattle farmers find funny – is performed by Adelaide local and sub-viral YouTube star Vegan Smythe. Smythe’s greatest hit song Where Do You Get Your Protein? has had over 300,000 online views.
“Performing comedy and original songs about being vegan is a whole new genre” says Smythe. “I mean, what the duck is vegan comedy? Is it even possible? And where does gluten fit in?”
The show is aimed at vegans, non-vegans and closet vegans. “Even if you find vegans tiresome you’ll have a bitchin’ good time” says Smythe.
DON’T SHOOT! features candid chat and satirical songs about fad diets, food labels, the vegan police, Greta Thunberg, mock meat, Facebook groups and people who think their dogs are their children. Fans have compared Smythe’s style to Tim Minchin and even Cole Porter. A preview performance was described as “veganiciously appetising” by rock music critic Rob Dunstan from BSide Magazine.
WHAT: DON’T SHOOT! I’m a vegan
WHEN: Feb: 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, Mar: 1, 2, 10
WHERE: The Jade, 142-160 Flinders St, Adelaide
COST: Tickets $17-20
MORE INFO: www.vegansmythe.com