Joe Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, color commentator, podcast host, and retired martial artist. Rogan began a career in stand-up in August 1988 in the Boston area, developing a blue comedy act. He moved to New York City two years later. After relocating to Los Angeles in 1994, Rogan appeared as an actor on popular television sitcoms like “Hardball” and “NewsRadio” while also working in local comedy clubs. In 1997, he started working for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as an interviewer and has been the voice of the octagon since 2002.
“There was essentially no way to have a career other than teaching,” Joe stated. “And so when I started to get into stand up comedy, I realized, ‘Oh wow, I could make a living doing this.’ Like there’s actually a real path, like there’s guys I know that make a living doing this. While everyone I know in fighting is broke or they’re slurring their words. Guys from the gym would be in gym wars and now they’re all f*cked up, they don’t know where they parked their car. There was a lot of that sh*t that was scaring the f*ck out of me.” UFC commentator Joe Rogan said on his podcast when asked why he didn’t become a fighter.