It has somehow become fashionable for liberals to employ a little tactic called “selective literalism” to art in order to attack the artist, and Joe Rogan wants no part of it.
Instead of seeing entertainers behind the veil of entertainment itself, (as it is intended), the left have decided that nuance and inflection and imitation are no longer acceptable. Instead, they will deny that poetic license and satire do not exist, and they’ll fire up massive boycotts and protests over someone’s act.
It’s as though the left believes that they can decide when something is a bit, even if the creator of the bit didn’t intend it.
And so cancel-culture was born, and the liberals among us began arbitrarily pruning the tree of standup comedy to their own liking, despite their profound ignorance of the concept of art.
Comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan is putting his foot down.
“UNVAXXED SPERM” reads the poster held aloft by a woman standing outside the theater, and you know you’re in the right place: Joe Rogan’s new comedy club mecca. On Austin’s historic Sixth Street, Comedy Mothership enjoyed its opening night after two and a half years of development.
The idea is already a hit.
Comedy Mothership is the comedian and podcaster’s effort to launch what he’s described as an ideal venue for comics and an effort to terraform the Texas capital into a major live comedy hub. When tickets for the opening week of shows went on sale (for a surprisingly reasonable $40 per person), they sold out within minutes. Tickets are being resold online for $500.
Rogan himself took a moment to bask in his freedom.
“I’m drunk and on mushrooms in my new club!” exclaimed Rogan while wearing a rather odd, Obi-Wan-like sweater. “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****!”
After opening night’s performances, Rogan held a Q&A with the audience in which one patron asked for the host’s dream guest for his incredibly popular podcast. Rogan barely wasted a breath in declaring that he’d like to sit down and talk with Hunter Biden.
..And what a show that would be.
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