Joe Rogan Height – Age, Wife & Net Worth – Biography
Joe Rogan Height – Age, Wife & Net Worth – Biography | (born August 11, 1967) is an American comedian, podcast host, and mixed martial arts, color commentator. He has also worked as a television host and an actor.
Joe Rogan Height – Age, Wife & Net Worth – Biography
|Birth name:||Joseph James Rogan|
|Born/Date of Birth:||August 11, 1967|
|Place of Birth:||Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Medium:||Stand-up, podcast, television, film|
|Genres:||Observational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, cringe comedy, satire|
|Subject(s):||Drug use, current events, politics, religion|
|Spouse:||Jessica Ditzel (m. 2009)|
|Relative(s):||Gerard Way (second cousin) Mikey Way (second cousin)|
|Read more:||D. L. Hughley|
Joseph James Rogan was born on August 11, 1967, in Newark, New Jersey. His grandfather had moved his family there in the 1940s. He is of three-quarters Italian and one-quarter Irish descent. His father, Joseph, is a former police officer in Newark. Rogan’s parents divorced when he was five; he has not been in contact with his father since he was seven. Rogan recalled: “All I remember of my dad are these brief, violent flashes of domestic violence … But I don’t want to complain about my childhood. Nothing bad ever really happened to me … I don’t hate the guy.” From ages 7 to 11, the family lived in San Francisco, California, followed by a move to Gainesville, Florida when he was eleven. They settled outside Boston in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts, where Rogan attended Newton South High School, from which he graduated in 1985.
Rogan participated in Little League Baseball but developed an interest in martial arts in his early teens. He recalled being “terrified of being a loser” as a child, and martial arts “gave me not just confidence, but also a different perspective of myself and what I was capable of. I knew that I could do something I was terrified of and that was really difficult and that I could excel at it. It was a big deal for me”. Martial arts were “the first thing that ever gave me hope that I wasn’t going to be a loser. So I really, really gravitated toward it”. At fourteen Rogan took up karate and a year later, started taekwondo. At nineteen, he won the US Open Championship taekwondo tournament as a lightweight.[disputed – discuss]. He was a Massachusetts full-contact state champion for four consecutive years and became a taekwondo instructor. Rogan also practiced amateur kickboxing and held a 2–1 record; he retired from competition at 21 as he began to suffer from frequent headaches and feared worse injuries.
He attended the University of Massachusetts Boston but found it pointless and dropped out early. He lived in the Boston area until he was 24, then moved to New York City.
1988–1994: Early stand-up career
I didn’t have a direction until I became a stand-up comedian. I was pretty nervous about my future. I couldn’t imagine myself working a 9-to-5 job.
—Rogan on his career.
Rogan had no intention of being a professional stand-up comedian and initially considered a career in kickboxing. He was a fan of comedy as a youngster and his parents took him to see comedian Richard Pryor’s film Live on the Sunset Strip, which affected him “in such a profound way. Nothing had made me laugh like that.” Rogan’s friends at his gym and taekwondo school convinced him to have a go at stand-up comedy as he would make jokes and do impressions to make them laugh. At 21, after six months preparing material and practicing his delivery, he performed his first stand-up routine on August 27, 1988, at an open-mic night at a Stitches comedy club in Boston.
While he worked on his stand-up, Rogan took up several jobs to secure himself financially by teaching martial arts at Boston University and Revere, Massachusetts, delivering newspapers, driving a limousine, doing construction work, and completing duties for a private investigator. His blue comedy style earned him gigs at bachelor parties and strip clubs. One night, Rogan convinced the owner of a comedy club in Boston to allow him to try a new, five-minute routine. At the show was talent manager Jeff Sussman, who liked Rogan’s act and offered to become his manager, which Rogan accepted. In 1990, Rogan moved to New York City as a full-time comedian; he was “scratching and grinding” for money at the time, and stayed with his grandfather in Newark for the first six months. Rogan later cited Richard Jeni, Lenny Bruce, Sam Kinison, and Bill Hicks as comedy influences.
Rogan married Jessica Ditzel, a former cocktail waitress, in 2009. The couple has two daughters; the first was born in 2008 and the second in 2010. Rogan is also a stepfather to Ditzel’s daughter from a previous relationship. The family lived in Boulder, Colorado, before they relocated to Bell Canyon, California, where Rogan had lived following early 2003. They purchased a new home in the area for almost $5 million in mid-2018.
Rogan is not affiliated with any political party but has been described as mostly having libertarian views. He has described himself as being “pretty liberal” and supports gay marriage, gay rights, women’s rights, recreational drug use, universal healthcare, and universal basic income, while also supporting the Second Amendment. He has also criticized the American foreign policy of military adventurism. He endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign and Gary Johnson in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Rogan has publicly supported Tulsi Gabbard and encouraged her to run for the U.S. presidency in 2020. On January 21, 2020, Rogan said he would “probably” vote for Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic primary, adding, “He’s been insanely consistent his entire life.” After Sanders dropped out of the race, Rogan said he would “rather vote for Trump than Biden.” He added that he was concerned that Biden, who will turn 78 shortly after Election Day, would not be able to handle the pressure of the presidency, with pointed criticism aimed at Biden’s speaking ability which he described as “not a normal way to communicate unless you’re high.”
In January 2020, Joe Rogan went on an all-meat diet called the carnivore diet which gave him severe diarrhea. From 1)Wikipedia
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