Joseph James Rogan is an American comedian, podcast host, and mixed martial arts color commentator.
Rogan began a career in comedy in August 1988 in the Boston area. After relocating to Los Angeles in 1994, he signed an exclusive developmental deal with Disney and appeared as an actor on several television shows including Hardball and NewsRadio. In 1997, he started working for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as an interviewer and color commentator. Rogan released his first comedy special in 2000. In 2001, he put his comedy career on hold after becoming the host of Fear Factor and would resume his stand-up career shortly after the show’s end in 2006.
In 2009, Rogan launched his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. Rogan has repeatedly advocated for “long-form media”. The podcast has been cited as being more popular and viewed than many traditional media sources.