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Joe Rogan Staff Pick

When: Fri., July 18, 10 p.m., July 18-19, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., July 19, 7:30 & 10 p.m. 2014
Price: $35
Perhaps best known in the past for his hosting duties on Fear Factor—in which he regularly goaded people into eating things like animal testicles and live spiders—comic Joe Rogan is now probably better known for his popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experiment, in which he likes to question everything. It speaks to the comedian's wide-ranging interests that he can talk to just about anyone about pretty much anything. And these conversations aren't just simple interviews: Rogan's podcast routinely runs several hours, and might include both host and guest getting super high (he's a big advocate for recreational drug consumption) or fall-over drunk. He can chat with esteemed guests like author Sam Harris regarding atheism, with physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson waxing poetic about the cosmos, or with celebrity chef and travel writer Anthony Bourdain detailing the ins and outs of mixed martial arts. Rogan also provides color commentary on MMA for various outlets, and often turns the conversation in that direction, critiquing both the morality and the moves. But while Rogan has shown he can host extreme game shows, hold elaborate conversations with serious intellectual heavyweights and even act a little (in the television series NewsRadio), he's still first and foremost a comedian. He's been doing it for more than 20 years, and as aggressive and inquisitive as he is about the world on any one of his other entertainment platforms, he brings even more energy while standing on stage holding a microphone, poking fun at all those things that make his own life so interesting. (Jacob Stringer, City Weekly)




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