There are very few artist or media that have changed my view of people or life in general. In all reality life is so brief its a wonder how anything makes an impression on us at all, as stubborn as people seem to be for the longest time. Some truly never grow out of their old boring traditions and habits. I only bring this up because if their was ever a comic who summed up the human condition and our insane compulsion for tradition better then this guy, other then maybe Doug Stanhope, I don’t know who he is.
Joe Rogan is better known for his work on Fear Factor and UFC but to me he will alway be one of the best comedians there is when it comes to observing people and where they are headed. His ideas are so off the wall and crazy but make way too much sense sometimes. He constantly states that if it weren’t for weed he couldn’t write half of his jokes and I find that conflicting cause on one hand I don’t do any drugs but on the other hand If thats what makes him such a freaking genius then I beg of you Joe never stop whatever you are doing right.
One of my favorite jokes written by this guy, Joe Rogan – Dumb People Out-Breeding Smart People Explains the Pyramids – Shiny Happy Jihad, where he goes on about how most people are dumb and goes on this long story about what would happen if only dumb people were left on the earth and we had to survive. We’d basically turn back into cavemen and have to rediscover the world all over again. I know that sounds more philosophical the comical but that’s the beauty of it! He makes you think! at one point in this joke he really got me thinking, I don’t really know any smart people at all, especially anyone who has invented anything really. This joke and almost all his others are what I like to call ‘Coin Jokes’ because on on side of the coin it is funny but on the other side you think about it for days. What do you think would happen if just you and your office building, school, or even family had to take over the world? how well do you think you’d do?