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Ask a Professional Comedian: Joe Rogan
Q: I listen to your show often and you seem to be very interested in the environment. I think your whole audience would really benefit from a charismatic environmentalist that is actually experienced and works in the field (vs. a dirty hippie). Maybe an ecologist? Just an idea.
An ecologist is an excellent idea.  I’m sure I’ll have one on eventually, it’s just a matter of finding the right one.  The whole term “environmentalist” is kinda weird when you think about it, because it’s crazy that you have to be an expert to be aware of what people are doing to the very earth that we live in.  It shouldn’t be some esoteric field of interest, it should be something that’s a major part of every single decision we humans make regarding every piece of technology we adopt and every move we make.
Q: Who are some of your favorite comedians right now?
My favorite comedians are my friends; Joey Diaz, Bryan Callen, Ari Shaffir, Duncan Trussell, Doug Stanhope, Bill Burr and Jim Norton.  Also Louis CK, Chappelle, and too many more to name. This is a really amazing time to be a fan of stand up comedy. There’s just so many talented people out there now and the internet has allowed these people to get their work out there in a way that wasn’t possible just a few decades ago.  
Q: What do you think is the biggest revelation you’ve ever had in your life? Like, can you point to a single moment of epiphany that changed your perspective on things?  
I don’t think I’ve had one single epiphany, but rather a series of thought and ideas that have slowly shaped my worldview over time. The more you’re exposed to the more layers your reality takes, and the more nuanced your point of view becomes.
I go out of my way to try to have experiences not just for the enjoyment of them, but for the sheer education that experiences bring me. I treat it almost the same way I treat working out or eating healthy food.
Q: If you weren’t doing stand-up/UFC what would you be doing? If I wasn’t doing stand up or the UFC I think I probably would have become a writer. I would have probably found some other way to express myself. I think that by expressing myself it forces me to deeply explore the ideas I’m talking about, and by doing them I get a better understanding of how my mind works and how I fit in to the world. 
I think in a lot of ways that’s what we’re doing in life, trying to find a way that we’re meaningful both to ourselves, and to the other people that we come into contact with in life.

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Ask a Professional Comedian: Joe Rogan

Q: I listen to your show often and you seem to be very interested in the environment. I think your whole audience would really benefit from a charismatic environmentalist that is actually experienced and works in the field (vs. a dirty hippie). Maybe an ecologist? Just an idea.

An ecologist is an excellent idea.  I’m sure I’ll have one on eventually, it’s just a matter of finding the right one.  The whole term “environmentalist” is kinda weird when you think about it, because it’s crazy that you have to be an expert to be aware of what people are doing to the very earth that we live in.  It shouldn’t be some esoteric field of interest, it should be something that’s a major part of every single decision we humans make regarding every piece of technology we adopt and every move we make.

Q: Who are some of your favorite comedians right now?

My favorite comedians are my friends; Joey Diaz, Bryan Callen, Ari Shaffir, Duncan Trussell, Doug Stanhope, Bill Burr and Jim Norton.  Also Louis CK, Chappelle, and too many more to name. This is a really amazing time to be a fan of stand up comedy. There’s just so many talented people out there now and the internet has allowed these people to get their work out there in a way that wasn’t possible just a few decades ago.  

Q: What do you think is the biggest revelation you’ve ever had in your life? Like, can you point to a single moment of epiphany that changed your perspective on things?  

I don’t think I’ve had one single epiphany, but rather a series of thought and ideas that have slowly shaped my worldview over time. The more you’re exposed to the more layers your reality takes, and the more nuanced your point of view becomes.

I go out of my way to try to have experiences not just for the enjoyment of them, but for the sheer education that experiences bring me. I treat it almost the same way I treat working out or eating healthy food.

Q: If you weren’t doing stand-up/UFC what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t doing stand up or the UFC I think I probably would have become a writer. I would have probably found some other way to express myself. I think that by expressing myself it forces me to deeply explore the ideas I’m talking about, and by doing them I get a better understanding of how my mind works and how I fit in to the world. 

I think in a lot of ways that’s what we’re doing in life, trying to find a way that we’re meaningful both to ourselves, and to the other people that we come into contact with in life.

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Ask a Professional Comedian: Joe Rogan
Q: Hey Joe, I love this latest special. The JRE podcast you started about 3 years ago has blown up to be one of the most popular comedy podcasts available, reaching so many different people all over the globe (I write this as someone from the Isle of Skye, I’m a big fan!). This must have surprised you- how long do you feel you will keep pumping them out? Is it still something you imagine doing into the future? Oh and UK dates soonish? I’d love to see you live. Powerful, Joe Rogan!
I love doing the podcast and I’ve got no plans to stop soon. There may come a day in the future where I’m tired of it and I want to do something different, but for now, I love it.
Q: Hey Joe, if you could change anything about this special, what would it be and why?
 As for my special, I wouldn’t change anything about it.  I think I could probably do it better if I was doing it today, but then again I could do what I’m doing today better in a year or so as well.  It’s a part of the grand scheme of progression; if you continue to work and pay attention to your work you’ll improve, and there’s no way to improve unless you’ve put in that work. Part of that work involves releasing your work and then deciding what you like and don’t like about it and improving from there.  So in a nutshell, I wouldn’t change anything about anything I’ve ever done ever, because even if I didn’t like it as a finished product that’s what’s made me who I am today, and that’s what’s going to make me what I’ll be a year from now and so on, and so on… It never ends until it ends.

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Ask a Professional Comedian: Joe Rogan

Q: Hey Joe, I love this latest special. The JRE podcast you started about 3 years ago has blown up to be one of the most popular comedy podcasts available, reaching so many different people all over the globe (I write this as someone from the Isle of Skye, I’m a big fan!). This must have surprised you- how long do you feel you will keep pumping them out? Is it still something you imagine doing into the future? Oh and UK dates soonish? I’d love to see you live. Powerful, Joe Rogan!

I love doing the podcast and I’ve got no plans to stop soon. There may come a day in the future where I’m tired of it and I want to do something different, but for now, I love it.

Q: Hey Joe, if you could change anything about this special, what would it be and why?

As for my special, I wouldn’t change anything about it.  I think I could probably do it better if I was doing it today, but then again I could do what I’m doing today better in a year or so as well.  It’s a part of the grand scheme of progression; if you continue to work and pay attention to your work you’ll improve, and there’s no way to
improve unless you’ve put in that work.

Part of that work involves releasing your work and then deciding what you like and don’t like about it and improving from there.  So in a nutshell, I wouldn’t change anything about anything I’ve ever done ever, because even if I didn’t like it as a finished product that’s what’s made me who I am today, and that’s what’s going to make me what I’ll be a year from now and so on, and so on…

It never ends until it ends.

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Ask a Professional Comedian: Joe Rogan
Before Joe Rogan's new stand-up special “Live from the Tabernacle" premieres Friday night at 12a/11c, he’ll be answering your questions right here on our tumblr. 
Submit your questions to our Ask Us Anything box (be sure to mention they’re for Joe), then check back here for Joe’s answers tomorrow morning at 11:30 EST. You can even ask them anonymously, like you’re in a middle school health class. 
In the meantime, click here for a preview of “Live from the Tabernacle.”

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Ask a Professional Comedian: Joe Rogan

Before Joe Rogan's new stand-up special “Live from the Tabernacle" premieres Friday night at 12a/11c, he’ll be answering your questions right here on our tumblr. 

Submit your questions to our Ask Us Anything box (be sure to mention they’re for Joe), then check back here for Joe’s answers tomorrow morning at 11:30 EST. You can even ask them anonymously, like you’re in a middle school health class. 

In the meantime, click here for a preview of “Live from the Tabernacle.”

Ask a Professional Comedian: Chris D’Elia
blogged-degges asked you:For Chris D’Elia: what was it like working with the Workaholics crew?
Awesome. Those dudes are hilarious. Good friends of mine.  
cullthelivingflower asked you:For Chris D’Elia: Has the Ten Minute Podcast and your Vines helped your stand up at all? Any of your characters/in jokes make it to stage? For example” ‘ssz it’sseptable’t’talk’like’this’onnn’stage’now’yr’all’ mainstream’n’shiiit? Lots of love man.
Hahaha. Love the punctuation. I often say stuff on the podcast and then put it in my act. Vine is more something that I consider totally different tho. Just time waster and fun for me. Thanks for the love. Enjoy the special. 
burger—wolf asked you:Chris, when is Topher gonna come back to Workaholics?
Wish I knew bro. Ask the creators! Happy to go back.  
Anonymous asked you:So where in LA do you live? You know in case a girl wants to meet you.
Hahaha. Well since you’re anonymous… I live… Somewhere. 
cullthelivingflower asked you:For Chris D’Elia: How did you end up choosing the laugh factory as “your” club? Is stand up your passion or do you want to move more into TV? How did you get so good at improvising? Also how old is Bryan Callen?!
I would say The Comedy Store is my club. Laugh Factory as well I suppose. CS has always had my back tho. Even before LF. I obsess about inprovising. Always making fun of my friends and myself. So I just got comfortable on stage and now do it up there. Thank you. Bryan is 79.  
wezmoore asked you:Hey Chris, the question I’m using for my dissertation is ‘Should there be boundaries to comedy?’ So, are there any subjects you personally tend to stay away from when writing your stand up? Are there any subjects you think no one should ever joke about? Cheers
There are zero boundaries and no comedian should ever apologize for what he said on stage. Ever.  
Anonymous asked you:Chris: what’s better, standup or acting?
I personally like stand up better. No one can mess with what you say. No one edits you. It’s all pure. 
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Chris D’Elia: White Male. Black Comic. premieres tonight at midnight/11c.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Chris D’Elia

blogged-degges asked you:
For Chris D’Elia: what was it like working with the Workaholics crew?

Awesome. Those dudes are hilarious. Good friends of mine.  

cullthelivingflower asked you:
For Chris D’Elia: Has the Ten Minute Podcast and your Vines helped your stand up at all? Any of your characters/in jokes make it to stage? For example” ‘ssz it’sseptable’t’talk’like’this’onnn’stage’now’yr’all’ mainstream’n’shiiit? Lots of love man.

Hahaha. Love the punctuation. I often say stuff on the podcast and then put it in my act. Vine is more something that I consider totally different tho. Just time waster and fun for me. Thanks for the love. Enjoy the special. 

burger—wolf asked you:
Chris, when is Topher gonna come back to Workaholics?

Wish I knew bro. Ask the creators! Happy to go back.  

Anonymous asked you:
So where in LA do you live? You know in case a girl wants to meet you.

Hahaha. Well since you’re anonymous… I live… Somewhere. 

cullthelivingflower asked you:
For Chris D’Elia: How did you end up choosing the laugh factory as “your” club? Is stand up your passion or do you want to move more into TV? How did you get so good at improvising? Also how old is Bryan Callen?!

I would say The Comedy Store is my club. Laugh Factory as well I suppose. CS has always had my back tho. Even before LF. I obsess about inprovising. Always making fun of my friends and myself. So I just got comfortable on stage and now do it up there. Thank you. Bryan is 79.  

wezmoore asked you:
Hey Chris, the question I’m using for my dissertation is ‘Should there be boundaries to comedy?’ So, are there any subjects you personally tend to stay away from when writing your stand up? Are there any subjects you think no one should ever joke about? Cheers

There are zero boundaries and no comedian should ever apologize for what he said on stage. Ever.  

Anonymous asked you:
Chris: what’s better, standup or acting?

I personally like stand up better. No one can mess with what you say. No one edits you. It’s all pure. 

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That’s it for this edition of Ask a Professional Comedian. Many thanks to Chris D’Elia for participating and to all of you who sent in questions.

Chris D’Elia: White Male. Black Comic. premieres tonight at midnight/11c.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Chris D’Elia
keeskaleidoscope asked you:For Chris D’Elia - I read in Esquire today that you’re a Hip-Hop fan! You mentioned that Pusha T’s My Name Is My Name is the best album of the year - great choice! What’s your favourite old school/throwback hip-hop album?
Has to be “all eyes on me” tupac Shakur! The best album ever. Ever ever ever. He’s the reason I listen to music. 
Anonymous asked you:Chris Delia: Can you please come back to Connecticut?
To be quite honest it’s my second least favorite place to perform. First is Pittsburg. But yes. You seem nice. So I will come. :-) 
thereweglow asked you:To Chris Delia, How and when did you make your move from Jersey to LA?
I moved when I was 12. My dad moved the family out. My mom, my brother and two ewoks. 
ccdoesntknowwhathesdoin asked you:This is for Chris I couldn’t think of anything to ask you at the moment So I’m gonna tell you some jokes why did Susie fall off the swing, she had no arms, knock knock, who’s there, not Susie where was Susie after the bombs went off, everywhere
Don’t quit your day job… Unless you are a comedian. 
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keeskaleidoscope asked you:
For Chris D’Elia - I read in Esquire today that you’re a Hip-Hop fan! You mentioned that Pusha T’s My Name Is My Name is the best album of the year - great choice! What’s your favourite old school/throwback hip-hop album?

Has to be “all eyes on me” tupac Shakur! The best album ever. Ever ever ever. He’s the reason I listen to music. 

Anonymous asked you:
Chris Delia: Can you please come back to Connecticut?

To be quite honest it’s my second least favorite place to perform. First is Pittsburg. But yes. You seem nice. So I will come. :-) 

thereweglow asked you:
To Chris Delia, How and when did you make your move from Jersey to LA?

I moved when I was 12. My dad moved the family out. My mom, my brother and two ewoks. 

ccdoesntknowwhathesdoin asked you:
This is for Chris I couldn’t think of anything to ask you at the moment So I’m gonna tell you some jokes why did Susie fall off the swing, she had no arms, knock knock, who’s there, not Susie where was Susie after the bombs went off, everywhere

Don’t quit your day job… Unless you are a comedian. 

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Ask a Professional Comedian: Chris D’Elia
Chris D’Elia’s brand new stand-up special White Male. Black Comic. premieres tomorrow night at midnight/11c. But first he’ll be answering fan questions here on our Tumblr.
Submit your questions to our Ask box (be sure to mention they’re for Chris), then look for Chris’s answers tomorrow.
In the meantime, click here for a clip from White Male. Black Comic.

Ask a Professional Comedian: Chris D’Elia

Chris D’Elia’s brand new stand-up special White Male. Black Comic. premieres tomorrow night at midnight/11c. But first he’ll be answering fan questions here on our Tumblr.

Submit your questions to our Ask box (be sure to mention they’re for Chris), then look for Chris’s answers tomorrow.

In the meantime, click here for a clip from White Male. Black Comic.

Anonymous asked you:For Steve: Do you actually play fanatsy football? Hows your team doing?
I do.  In 3 leagues.  I think I’m good but I’m mediocre at best.  I can’t crack the fantasy code.  People assume I’m good and ask for advice so I give it to them and ask them to not hold it against me or my family when they lose.
mellro asked you:What was the worst/most humiliating scene you’ve had to film for The League? What was your favorite?
Fake having sex with a a married actress who’s husband is also on the show in front of a child watching may take the cake.  Not sure.  I’ve also had some horrific stuff happen to my member.  Toss up.  My fave scene was with Jon Lajoie in the McGibblets costume.
Anonymous asked you:STEVE: Who are your biggest comedy influences?
Bill Cosby, Freddy Soto, Pryor, my mom.
Anonymous asked you:Nick Kroll says you have a huge melon of a head. You gonna take that shit???
Don’t need to cause Nick knows this big melon is covered in THICK, BEAUTIFUL HAIR SON!!!!!
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That’s it for this installment of Ask a Professional Comedian. A big thanks to Steve Rannazzasi and everyone who submitted questions!
Manchild premieres tomorrow night at 12a/11c.

Anonymous asked you:
For Steve: Do you actually play fanatsy football? Hows your team doing?

I do.  In 3 leagues.  I think I’m good but I’m mediocre at best.  I can’t crack the fantasy code.  People assume I’m good and ask for advice so I give it to them and ask them to not hold it against me or my family when they lose.

mellro asked you:
What was the worst/most humiliating scene you’ve had to film for The League? What was your favorite?

Fake having sex with a a married actress who’s husband is also on the show in front of a child watching may take the cake.  Not sure.  I’ve also had some horrific stuff happen to my member.  Toss up.  My fave scene was with Jon Lajoie in the McGibblets costume.

Anonymous asked you:
STEVE: Who are your biggest comedy influences?

Bill Cosby, Freddy Soto, Pryor, my mom.

Anonymous asked you:
Nick Kroll says you have a huge melon of a head. You gonna take that shit???

Don’t need to cause Nick knows this big melon is covered in THICK, BEAUTIFUL HAIR SON!!!!!

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That’s it for this installment of Ask a Professional Comedian. A big thanks to Steve Rannazzasi and everyone who submitted questions!

Manchild premieres tomorrow night at 12a/11c.

Anonymous asked you:How much time do you spend preparing for a set?
I map out a game plan that tends to change on the spot.  Review sets during the day.  Repeat.
himynameisnick2152 asked you:For Steve, I’m an archaeology grad student in Mississippi and recently discovered my love for performing stand up at a local bar that has comedy night once a month. Any tips for the next step? Also, The League is why I do Fantasy Football! Thanks!
Go up whenever you can.  Don’t be afraid to bomb.  You will.  Bobby Lee told me you aren’t a comedian till you bomb 100 times.  I met my quota.
sierra-romeo asked you:Question for Steve Rannazzisi: Would you ever do “Paul Blart 2”?
Love to.
Anonymous asked you:For Steve, why is it so hard to get a date after they notice I’m wearing children’s socks?
Are you a child?  That might be it.
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Anonymous asked you:
How much time do you spend preparing for a set?

I map out a game plan that tends to change on the spot.  Review sets during the day.  Repeat.

himynameisnick2152 asked you:
For Steve, I’m an archaeology grad student in Mississippi and recently discovered my love for performing stand up at a local bar that has comedy night once a month. Any tips for the next step? Also, The League is why I do Fantasy Football! Thanks!

Go up whenever you can.  Don’t be afraid to bomb.  You will.  Bobby Lee told me you aren’t a comedian till you bomb 100 times.  I met my quota.

sierra-romeo asked you:
Question for Steve Rannazzisi: Would you ever do “Paul Blart 2”?

Love to.

Anonymous asked you:
For Steve, why is it so hard to get a date after they notice I’m wearing children’s socks?

Are you a child?  That might be it.

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comedygroupie asked you:Steve, how many times would you say you’ve seen Ari Shaffir’s balls?  
SHOUT OUT TO MY GAL COMEDYGROUPIE… 7-10 unfortunate moments of my life.  
Anonymous asked you:Was it hard becoming a sucessful comedian? #Steve
Not if you consider being demeaned, ridiculed & judged hard. 
guitarmanjb asked you:Steve, what’s the hardest you’ve ever laughed on the set of The League?
RAFI smashing the Klunberg makes me laugh thinking about it today.
cannonballblues asked you:To Steve: Could you possibly describe your journey through comedy? What was coming up through comedy like?
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  Made a great group of friends who happen to be the funniest people in the world.  Not bad.
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comedygroupie asked you:
Steve, how many times would you say you’ve seen Ari Shaffir’s balls?  

SHOUT OUT TO MY GAL COMEDYGROUPIE… 7-10 unfortunate moments of my life.  

Anonymous asked you:
Was it hard becoming a sucessful comedian? #Steve

Not if you consider being demeaned, ridiculed & judged hard. 

guitarmanjb asked you:
Steve, what’s the hardest you’ve ever laughed on the set of The League?

RAFI smashing the Klunberg makes me laugh thinking about it today.

cannonballblues asked you:
To Steve: Could you possibly describe your journey through comedy? What was coming up through comedy like?

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  Made a great group of friends who happen to be the funniest people in the world.  Not bad.

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Ask a Professional Comedian: Steve Rannazzisi
Steve Rannazzisi’s new stand-up special "Manchild" premieres Saturday night at 12a/11c, but tomorrow morning, he’s going to be answering your questions here on our Tumblr.
Submit your questions to our Ask box now, and be sure to mention they’re for Steve.
Meanwhile, click here for an uncensored clip from “Manchild.”

Ask a Professional Comedian: Steve Rannazzisi

Steve Rannazzisi’s new stand-up special "Manchild" premieres Saturday night at 12a/11c, but tomorrow morning, he’s going to be answering your questions here on our Tumblr.

Submit your questions to our Ask box now, and be sure to mention they’re for Steve.

Meanwhile, click here for an uncensored clip from “Manchild.”