Who: Watermelon Girl
What: Grow Show
Where: Buffalo Bills
When: Aug. 26
Comedienne and "Weed Diva" Watermelon Girl is bringing her vaudeville-style Grow Show to Whistler this week. Heres a hint of what to expect from the girl who sells space cakes by the sea shore.
Pique : Whats a typical day in the life of Watermelon?
Watermelon Girl: I get up, I smoke a joint, I get out of bed mostly Im in my kitchen baked and baking, and in the summer I work down at Wreck Beach, until I was area restricted for selling too many cookies.
Pique : What can the audience expect from your Grow Show?
WG : Its like comedy cabaret, we have a little something for everyone.
Pique : Will the proceeds from your Grow Show go towards the legal fees from your arrest on Wreck Beach?
WG: Theres no income in theatre, we do it for the passion.
Pique : How did you get into comedy?
WG : Everybody plays their role in this world, and mine is through satire and absurdist comedy, thats my role, thats my soapbox. And Ive always wanted to be a comic.
Pique : So where did this passion for the pot come from?
WG : I ask myself that same question every day. I guess everyones got their bandwagon to work with, weed is one social injustice that Im the most vocal about.
Pique : Whats your political message?
WG : Just to enjoy the heck out of yourself while youre here.
Pique : Would you call yourself an advocate of nudity?
WG : Absolutely. I was nude all weekend, nobody minded. I think pot smokers and naturalists have a similar persecution, so they go hand in hand. Neither of these activities are hurting anybody; me getting naked and sitting by the ocean or smoking a joint.
You can get up in the morning and feed your kid Coca Cola and Count Chocula for breakfast and thats perfectly fine. And Im not supposed to smoke a doobie and sit in the sunshine? Thats when it become satirical or absurd.
Pique : How do you get all this work done if you are stoned the majority of the time?
WG : Theres a few people who smoke doobies all day and dont do anything and a couple of rotten apples can spoil the barrel. Im not one of those people. Im a really hard worker and a large part of what Im trying to do is remove the old stereotype of the weed smoker and put new ones in place.
Pique : How did you get the name Watermelon?
WG : Im just lucky, I guess.