Joe Rogan Announces First Netflix Comedy Special in 6 Years

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Joe Rogan Announces First Netflix Comedy Special in 6 Years

By Movieguide® Contributor

After six years, Joe Rogan is back with a new comedy special, a live event that will stream via Netflix on Aug. 3.

“Titled BURN THE BOATS, the special will be filmed live at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas,” Variety reported July 9. “It’s directed by Anthony Giordano, a veteran director of televised UFC fights who has also helmed four of Rogan’s specials: 2018’s STRANGE TIMES, 2016’s TRIGGERED, 2012’s LIVE FROM THE TABERNACLE and 2009’s TALKING MONKEYS IN SPACE.”

The special is executive produced by Rogan, Giordano, Jeff Sussman, Chandra Keyes and Brady Nasfell.

“Don’t get mad at me, you know why you came here…Jokes, folks. Just jokes,” Rogan said in the special’s trailer.

On Tuesday, Rogan announced the special on Instagram, saying, “I’m very pumped for this and I hope you enjoy it.”

This Netflix live event is one of many to come. Netflix started streaming live sports events last year and has signed deals with the NFL and WWE. It will also soon stream boxing and competitive eating specials.

“While Rogan has performed as a stand-up comedian for more than 30 years, he is, of course, best known for ‘The Joe Rogan Experience,’ the No. 1 podcast on Spotify,” Variety said. “The show has boasted guests including Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders and Dwayne Johnson, as well as controversial figures such as Alex Jones, Jordan Peterson and Candace Owens.”

Movieguide® recently reported on one of Rogan’s podcast episodes:

In the Feb. 7 episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Rogan and NFL star Aaron Rodgers talked about how the world needs God more than ever.

“I think as time rolls on, people are going to understand the need to have some sort of divine structure to things, some sort of belief in the sanctity of love and of truth, and a lot of that comes from a religion,” Rogan said.

“A lot of people’s moral compass and the guidelines that they’ve used and follow to live a just and righteous life has come from religion,” he continued. “And unfortunately, a lot of very intelligent people, they dismiss all the positive aspects of religion because they think that the stories are mere superstitious fairy tales, that they have no place in this modern world; ‘we’re inherently good, and your ethics are based on your own moral compass, and we all have one,’ and that’s not necessarily true.”

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