Profile - Joe Rogan
- Brian Donaldson
- 20 September 2007
Name? Joe Rogan
Who’s this guy then? Just having passed his 40th birthday, Rogan has built a successful career as an outspoken comic in the Doug Stanhope-ranting vein and has even landed himself the odd TV gig such as being the host of Fear Factor. He particularly loves that show for giving viewers the opportunity to watch people eat the genitalia of buffalo.
Despite such obvious career highs, stand-up is his first love He describes it as ‘the purest art form. It’s just you, a microphone and your thoughts.’ And lots of shouting.
Does he have any surprise hobbies we should know about? He loves a bit of yoga and holds a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu.
What gets his goat? Rogan is not happy at all with people he believes to be joke thieves, having been banned from LA’s Comedy Store for accusing some comics of nabbing other folks’ material. He’s also prone to holding a few conspiracy theories such as doubting the official version of 9/11 and being generally outspoken about footage of the Apollo moon landing. ‘It’s fake,’ he has yelled on many an occasion.
Joe Rogan: Live is released on DVD by Best Medicine on Mon 1 Oct.