Joe Rogan Reacts to Louis C.K. Stand-Up Comedy Return: “I don’t think Louis C.K. is a bad guy at all.”

It’s been a little over a month since Louis C.K made his attempt at a return to stand-up comedy.

Louis C.K made a surprise appearance at New York’s Comedy Cellar, where he performed a 15-minute set to a standing ovation. It was his first high-profile public performance since November 2017, when he admitted to having masturbated in front of multiple unwilling women.

For Louis C.K’s fans, his 15-minute set was a welcome return to comedy. He’d taken his medicine, was the general argument, and now it was time for the public to let him come back to comedy as a changed man.

“Will take heat for this, but people have to be allowed to serve their time and move on with their lives,” wrote actor Michael Ian Black, in a tweet he later apologized for. “I don’t know if it’s been long enough, or his career will recover, or if people will have him back, but I’m happy to see him try.”

“I don’t think Louie is a bad guy at all. I think what Louie is, is a pervert,” said Joe Rogan during his JRE #1165 podcast. “He’s not trying to hurt people. He’s just weird.”

Joe Rogan: Alex Jones Said That The Government Threatened My Family To Stop Talking About Conspiracy Theories

Joe Rogan, who went after Alex Jones on his podcast while speaking with liberal podcast host Dave Rubin a couple of months back, said that he was unaware of Alex Jones claims that the Sandy Hook shooting was staged, and added that he would’ve confronted Jones about it during his appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience had he known.

More recently, Joe Rogan had singer Shooter Jennings on his podcast and spoke on the Alex Jones situation again. Joe said he can’t have Jones back on his podcast. “[Alex Jones] said that the government threatened my family to stop talking about conspiracy theories.” Alex Jones claims that Eddie Bravo, who is Joe’s close friend, told him that Rogan had been contacted by the CIA to stop talking about conspiracies like pizza gate.

“People sent me the clip. They sent me the clip of [Alex Jones] saying [Sandy Hook] was 100% fake. He thought it was fake so he said it. He thought it was a false flag. That’s a part of the conspiratorial thinking that’s a real problem. Saying you know. He said some shit about me too,” said Rogan.

“If it’s your decision to defend George Soros, then there’s going to be a whole new chapter to our relationship,” Alex Jones said while on the air a few months back when speaking about his “friend” Joe Rogan. “If you become Darth Vader, I’m going to be Obi Wan Kenobi,” added Jones to Rogan. “I’m coming for you, buddy.”

Jones and Rogan’s relationship goes back decades, with the two even performing a comedy sketch together in 1999.

Joe Rogan: Remember when Howard Stern ran for Governor?

In 1994, incumbent Democrat Governor Mario Cuomo was up for reelection, and his approval ratings were in the 40s.

Republicans nominated a previously less known State Senator named George Pataki. Pataki eventually won the race and ended up serving three terms.

At the same time, Howard decided he would run as well. Stern met with New York’s Libertarian Party and ran as a Libertarian.

There are many similarities between Howard Stern’s 1994 run for New York Governor and Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential run. Outspoken New York celebrities getting into politics, few believed either would actually run, even after they announced.

“Howard has gone out of his way to offend blacks, women, Catholics, gay men and scores of others while maintaining a prurient fascination with lesbians,” – New York Times’ Todd Purdum wrote in 1994.

Here’s where Stern’s and Trump’s paths diverge. Like Trump, Stern had to disclose his personal finances if he wanted to run. And like Trump, many people doubted whether Howard would open himself up to such scrutiny.

Unlike Trump, Stern proved the doubters right. He dropped out of the race in August because he refused to file a financial disclosure report after unsuccessfully asking a judge to waive the requirement for him.

Raunchy radio personality Howard Stern dropped out of the race for governor Thursday rather than disclose his personal finances as required of all candidates.

“I spend 25 hours a week telling you all the most intimate details of my life,” Stern said at an on-air news conference. “One fact I’ve never revealed is how much I make and how much money I have. It’s none of your business.”

– August 05, 1994, Associated Press

Howard Sterns 1994 platform: reinstating the death penalty, forcing construction workers to work at night and staggering highway tolls to alleviate traffic jams. Once those things were done, he would resign.

Artie Lange on the Joe Rogan Podcast

Joe Rogan Artie LangeA longtime veteran of The Howard Stern Show, Artie Lange first made a name for himself as a series regular on the Fox comedy sketch show MADtv. He later starred alongside Norm Macdonald on The Norm Show and made several feature film appearances.

Crash and Burn, his latest book about his life, was a New York Times best-seller in 2013. In 2015, Artie started his own podcast called Artie Quitter.

Joe Rogan, stand-up comic and color commentator for the UFC, reached an impressive milestone in January 2015 when his podcast, The Joe Rogan Podcast, reached 11 million monthly downloads, making his one of the highest downloaded podcasts on the internet.

Joe Rogan Questions Everything

UFC commentator Joe Rogan is a longtime stand-up comedian and actor, and if you’ve ever listened to his podcast, seen his stand up routines, or followed him on Twitter, you’re aware of his affinity towards conspiracies and mysteries of the world.

Well, he’s taking that passion to television this year, bringing a show to the SyFy network with a working title of “Joe Rogan Questions Everything.” Here’s the official description for the program:

“Life-long unexplained paranormal mystery-addict Joe Rogan ventures into unknown worlds and untapped territories to search for answers to life’s most startling theories. Having explored these questions for years on his podcast, Joe now takes his journey to the next level, traveling the country and knocking on any door necessary to find the truth. In his own unique and inquisitive style, Joe will stop at nothing to quench his curiosity for the unknown.”

The show is expected to premier on Tuesday, July 16 at 9PM ET.

Artie suspended by DirecTV for pissing during radio show

Former Howard Stern sidekick, Artie Lange has been suspended from The Nick and Artie Show for pissing on the studio floor and demanding two staffers clean it up.

Artie tweeted “Direct Tv has suspended me from the N&A show for the next 2 nights. They won’t tell me fully why. Can’t continue w them. Sorry guys. Luv u.”

Odd that Artie claims to not know why he was benched. Sources connected to the “Nick and Artie Show” tell TMZ the suspension came down because Artie urinated on the studio floor while on the air Friday. When told about his suspension Lange threatened to leave the show for good.

Is it possible we could see Artie return to the Stern Show if he ends up leaving DirecTV for good?

His last tweet, before deleting it, eluded to a possible solo venture into the world of Podcasting as Joe Rogan and Adam Carolla have done.

“Direct Tv are good ppl. I apologize to them for doing an offensive show. May do my own Podcast. Hope to see u all down the road.”

Joe Rogan joins Sirius-XM

The Joe Rogan Experience Saturday Noon ET, Sunday at 5 am and 6 pm ET. You know Joe Rogan as a stand-up comic, UFC commentator, psychedelic adventurer/and regular guest on the Opie & Anthony show. He also hosts a top ranked podcast called the Joe Rogan Experience. Wisdom, Philosophy, celebrity guests, even a co-host (Brian Redban). Experience it for yourself every weekend on the Virus (the same channel O&A are heard).

My podcast being on Sirius/XM will not affect the iTunes version. It’s just one more place to hear it, and an honor for me to join O&A! – Joe