Joe Rogan is finding more enemies on the “woke” left.
Despite his liberal sensibilities, he has been cast as a villain by the so-called mainstream media.
And Rogan started one business that had leftists pulling out their hair.
Comedians tend to be the cultural canaries in the coal mine and can sense when the boundaries of allowable discussion are changing.
Nearly a decade ago, Jerry Seinfeld confessed he stopped performing at colleges because students had become insufferably politically correct.
Even a left-leaning comic like Nimesh Patel was kicked off his set at Columbia University by the same leftists who organized the event.
Suddenly, foul-mouthed liberal comics are finding themselves allied with conservatives and libertarians on free speech grounds.
Podcast Joe Rogan is a shining example of that.
Because Rogan is not aligned with liberals on every single issue, he’s been branded a toxic right-wing conspiracy theorist.
The so-called mainstream media lied about him and said he took “horse dewormer” when he got COVID.
Now Rogan is fighting back against the “woke” mob by opening a comedy club in Austin, Texas that’s affirmatively against cancel culture.
Rogan explained on comedian Theo Vonn’s podcast, “I felt compelled to do it…I never wanted to own a comedy club, and I always felt like you just had to be nice to comedy club owners because you never want to be one of those people. But then when I knew I was moving here, and [Austin’s Capital City Comedy Club] was already closed. I was like, ‘Maybe I should buy a f–king club, and start a club.’ And that became my focus.”
Rogan moved to Austin in the first place because Democrats turned California into a cesspool.
Austin has become a popular refuge for California, New York, and Illinois transplants.
Rogan said onstage, “I’m drunk and on mushrooms in my new club! This is as high as I’ve ever been onstage…I need to connect with this moment…You can’t fire me from my own club, b*tch!”
Non-woke comedians have had to deal with venues canceling their performances in light of Antifa radicals threatening violence against them.
That won’t be a problem at Rogan’s club because he would tell Antifa thugs to pound sand.
Comedy Mothership wrote on its website, “Comedy is subjective and certain comedians are not for everybody. Watching a YouTube clip or reading the headliner’s biography is a great way to get insight on the expected performance.”
In other words, if people have a problem with the performers, they should not come to the club.
But considering Comedy Mothership’s inaugural show sold out in a matter of minutes, and the original $40 tickets were selling for a whopping $500 a pop online, it doesn’t sound like there’s anything to worry about.
And recent comedy specials from Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock prove people are thirsty for comedy that tells the truth in a humorous and entertaining way.
People are sick and tired of the “woke” scolds.