Joseph James “Joe” Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, martial artist, sports commentator, and podcaster. He is known for his work commentating for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, hosting the NBC reality show Fear Factor, playing Joe Garrelli on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio as well as hosting The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. His most recent hosting role on the Joe Rogan Questions Everything premiered on Syfy in July 2013.
Rogan worked on the TV series Fear Factor, as a host of the United States version of the show. He hosted from June 11, 2001 through September 12, 2006. Rogan returned as the host of Fear Factor in the rebooted edition of the show, which aired December 12, 2011 through July 16, 2012 on NBC.
In 2003, Rogan and Doug Stanhope replaced Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla as co-hosts of The Man Show. They continued through the end of the show’s run in 2004.
In December 2009, Rogan began hosting a regular podcast with concurrent live Ustream availability. The podcast features an array of guests from the pursuits of comedy, science, social activism and Mixed Martial Arts.It is now known as The Joe Rogan Experience.
Rogan has an interest in the use of sensory deprivation and the isolation tank. In several videos on YouTube and his own podcast, he describes his personal experiences with isolation tanks and shares his insights into using them for various purposes, such as exploring the nature of consciousness and improving performance, health, well-being and creativity.
Rogan endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential campaign. He is also part of the “Eat What You Kill” movement, which attempts to move away from factory farming and mistreatment of animals reared for food.
One of the recurring themes in his work and life is the use and support of entheogens, such as cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms and DMT, toward the exploration and enhancement of consciousness. Rogan supports the medical and recreational use of cannabis. He has also starred in the marijuana documentary The Union: The Business Behind Getting High. Rogan was featured in the History Channel documentary, Marijuana: A Chronic History, as an advocate of legalized medical use of marijuana. He is also the presenter of the 2010 documentary DMT: The Spirit Molecule. – Wikipedia
“I think it’s interesting that [Ron Paul], who says all this shit about making the government smaller, which everybody agrees on, stuff about lowering taxes, and just a lot of common sense small government stuff, and you’d think there would be a groundswell of conservative people behind him… Our government’s fucking out of control. We’re governed too much.”