Joe Rogan is currently one of the most popular personalities in the world of MMA and UFC, largely thanks to his commentary skills and also his podcast. He recovered from the virus last year and since then spread a lot of misinformation about the virus, at least according to numerous doctors and various other people. A UFC girl also wanted Joe Rogan to pick her up previously.
In a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE), Joe Rogan discussed Chris Rock’s latest Netflix special ‘Selective Outrage’ and his comments about Will Smith. Rock’s stand-up comedy included a segment targeting Will Smith and his family after the infamous ‘slap’ saga at last year’s Academy Awards. During the special, Rock made some jokes about Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, prompting Smith to slap him and warn him against further comments.
Rogan, who was discussing the special with Bert Kreischer, bore testimony to the “ruthless” nature of Rock’s comments about the Smith family. He was particularly impressed with the way that Rock was able to use the incident as material for his latest special.
Rogan discussed how Rock was able to turn the incident to his advantage, stating, “Imagine the thought like [by Will Smith], ‘I’m just gonna slap Chris Rock, one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. It’s not like he’s going to tear my very vulnerable life apart after I smack him, with some of the best comedy that anybody’s ever written.’ And he’s gonna hone it over a year before he releases it. Like what a terrible, unprovoked attack. What a dumb thing to do.”
Rogan’s reaction to Rock’s special highlights the impact that comedians can have with their material, particularly when they are able to turn difficult situations into comedic gold. Rock’s ability to use the incident as material is a testament to his talent as a comedian, and it’s clear that Rogan was impressed with his ability to do so.