From dieting to conspiracies to pot, Joe Rogan covers his comedic bases
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 (4:30 p.m.)
- Joe Rogan
- February 1, 9 p.m., $30-$40, Mandalay Bay Events Center, 632-7777.
I’m listening to a couple of guys talk about kale shakes, killer bee honey, non-poisonous coffee and ineffective blenders. No, it’s not an NPR tree-hugger promo. It’s The Joe Rogan Experience, one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. This particular segment might not match your mental image of the UFC-announcing, Fear Factor-hosting, profanity-spewing stand-up, but Rogan lives to keep fans on their toes. He’s as quick to recommend dietary improvements as he is to espouse his conspiracy theories (see: the moon landing, 9/11, etc.) or his love of mushrooms and pot. Truth be told, he’s very much in the vein of performers like Bill Hicks, who dedicate themselves to opening up the psyche to new ideas and eschewing the safe, easy path. In other words, this dude’s dangerous. But in a good way.