Joe Rogan is an odd fellow. He’s like a hippie, granola-eating softy on the one hand, but on the other hand he’s a tough-guy workout freak man’s man who likes his MMA and hates Dr. Phil and enjoys masturbating. The nice thing is, most of it works. His take on Dr. Phil and pleasuring oneself is hilarious – especially his name-drop of Ron Jeremy. I would go further and tell you what Rogan says about Ron Jeremy, and how important cheeseburgers are to the man, but I could possibly be fired for doing so. So watch the DVD.
Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys In Space is 68 minutes worth of stand-up from a very funny man, and it comes out March 23rd from Paramount Home Entertainment. Well. That’s not entirely true. It’s about 40 minutes of very funny stand-up. Then it’s about a half hour of questions from the audience, which is a portion of the DVD that verges on terrible. It’s not really Rogan’s fault. He has some funny lines in answering the audience questions, but most of the questions are irritating, lame or offensive. Or really really boring. I could very much have done without that.
The DVD comes with a number of worthwhile special features as well, especially the ones where Rogan is hanging out with other comics. Their banter is not so much hilarious as it is fascinating. They seem to be having a good time on the road together. I must admit to a bit of surprise here that Rogan appears to be a pretty chill, pretty nice guy. I am familiar with him almost entirely from Fear Factor and MMA fights, and of course Newsradio, and the impression I got was that Rogan was kind of a meathead dink.
But he isn’t. In fact, he’s a lot like me, I think. You know, if I was into mind-altering drugs and aerobic excercise. Were I a user of psychotropic drugs, I would rush right out and find the one particular one that he advocates – but since of course I am not, I have already forgotten what it was. You’ll have to buy the DVD. Whether you’re into drugs or not, however, or MMA or Fear Factor or any number of other reasons to want to watch Joe Rogan do anything, I advocate picking up this DVD. Simply because it’s very funny. What more could you want?