The Untold Truth Of Joe Rogan
You might know him as a UFC commentator, a
stand-up comedian, the host of Fear Factor,
or the mastermind behind wildly popular Joe
Rogan Experience podcast, which earns over
30 million downloads a month.
But no matter how you know Joe Rogan, chances
are there are still some things about him
you don’t know.
Here’s a look at the untold truth of Joe Rogan.
He destroyed Carlos Mencia
Joe Rogan is almost solely responsible for
ruining the reputation of once-popular Comedy
Central comedian Carlos Mencia.
According to Rogan’s blog, while hosting an
event at West Hollywood’s Comedy Store in
2007, Rogan made a joke about Mencia’s reputation
in the stand up community for stealing other
Mencia happened to be in the audience and
took exception, leading to a confrontation
live on stage.
“You are a good performer.
You do well with other people’s s—.”
“I do well with other people’s?”
When the dust settled, Mencia’s image was
in tatters, and his career hasn’t been the
He hosted The Man Show
Created by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla,
The Man Show aired on Comedy Central for five
years, from 1999 to 2004.
But you may not realize that Kimmel and Carolla
didn’t host the show for its entire run, as
Joe Rogan and fellow comedian Doug Stanhope
actually hosted the last two seasons.
Stanhope told Savannah Now the show “was awful,
it was so bad.
We knew it was bad.
They wouldn’t take any of our ideas.”
He and Rogan blamed Comedy Central executive
Zoe Friedman for watering down the show, with
Rogan stating on his podcast that he felt
a woman shouldn’t have been running a show
created for men.
“So I look at them and go, “told you”
“I know it’s funny.
I know it’s not funny to you because you don’t
have a d—.”
Considering the show still featured segments
where contestants tried not to get aroused
on stage, it’s probably just as well we weren’t
subjected to their uncensored ideas.
He fought a contestant on Fear Factor
During an episode of Fear Factor featuring
other reality show celebrities, Joe Rogan
nearly got in a fist fight with the Amazing
Race tagteam couple Victoria and Jonathan.
It happened after Victoria took exception
to former Survivor contestant Johnny Fairplay
and just straight up punched him.
Rogan jumped in to prevent further violence,
leading Victoria’s Husband Jonathan to confront
It did not end well for Jonathan.
“Then all of a sudden they start going at
it, and I was like I gotta break this up because
Joe’s gonna kill him.”
When The Miz is the voice of reason, you know
you’ve done something wrong.
He almost fought Wesley Snipes
Rogan’s fighting credentials are legit: according
to Men’s Fitness, he’s trained in Muay Thai
for over 10 years, has a black belt in Brazilian
jiu-jitsu, and he won four Massachusetts tae
kwon do championships.
So you don’t want to mess with him, something
Wesley Snipes almost learned the hard way.
Yes, it’s true: When actor Wesley Snipes got
in trouble with the IRS, he looked to make
some quick cash with a stunt UFC fight.
The UFC approached Rogan, who was all about
it because he was sure he couldn’t lose, saying
“I’m gonna get a hold of him, and I’m gonna
squeeze the s— out of him, and they’re gonna
give me a lot of money, and he’s probably
not even gonna get hurt.’
That’s what I thought.”
Unfortunately, Snipes pulled out of the fight
at the last minute after Rogan had been training
for five months.
He loves drugs
Joe Rogan loves weed, and is not shy about
In fact, he’s become one of the most vocal
and influential marijuana advocates today,
often hyping marijuana’s medicinal and recreational
benefits on both his podcast and his blog.
“I smoke it almost everyday.
At least five days a week I smoke weed.”
And it’s not just weed.
Rogan is also open about his use of LSD, DMT
and other psychedelic drugs.
Not only does he drop acid recreationally
and invite guests such as ethnopharmacologist
Dennis McKenna onto his podcast to discuss
so-called mind-expanding drugs, Rogan once
even recorded an episode of his podcast while
Now that’s dedication.
He’s all about sensory deprivation
Rogan is a strong proponent of all things
that he believes can expand the human mind,
which includes not just drugs, but also isolation
Invented by the late psychoanalyst John C.
Lilly, sensory deprivation tanks allow a person’s
mind to roam free by completely divorcing
it from external sensory inputs — such as
smell, sight, touch and taste.
By floating in salt water that’s been heated
to body temperature, an individual inside
an isolation tank literally feels nothing,
allowing for powerful meditative experiences.
Rogan warns, though, that an undistracted
mind can go places you don’t expect or want,
saying that he’s “had quite a few experiences
in there that were a little unsettling to
say the least.”
Still, he finds that the uncomfortable experiences
that can come with feeling completely alone
are the ones that have helped him grow the
You just keep doing you, Joe!
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