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Joe Rogan Takes to Standup Stage to Hilariously Confront Controversies

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Joe Rogan has had a lot on his mind lately.  To be fair, he seems like the sort of guy that has a lot on his mind a lot of the time.

Of course, after having his name dragged through the media melée on account of both his recent COVID-19 conversations and a resurfaced clip of him using the N-word on multiple occasions, Rogan’s already busy mind is likely working overtime.

The podcaster and television personality returned to the standup comedy stage this week and addressed the controversies forthright.

Headlining an intimate show in Austin, Texas before a rapturous crowd of fans, the embattled comic and podcaster tackled his controversies — particularly the widely circulated viral video of the comedian using the n-word on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

“I used to say it if [I was talking about] a Richard Pryor bit or something, I would say it in context,” Rogan said. “Somebody made a compilation of every time I said that word over 14 years and they put it on YouTube, and it turned out that was racist as f***. Even to me! I’m me and I’m watching it saying, ‘Stop saying it!’ I put my cursor over the video and I’m like, ‘Four more minutes?!’”

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“I haven’t used that word in years,” he added. “But it’s kind of weird people will get really mad if you use that weird and tweet about it on a phone that’s made by slaves,” and then segued into a bit about labor conditions at overseas cell phone factories.

Rogan then addressed the bizarre reverence that some gave to his conversations about the ongoing pandemic.

“I talk s*** for a living — that’s why this is so baffling to me,” he said. “If you’re taking vaccine advice from me, is that really my fault? What dumb s*** were you about to do when my stupid idea sounded better? ‘You know that dude who made people people eat animal d**** on TV? How does he feel about medicine?’”

And then, succinctly:

“If you want my advice, don’t take my advice.”

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.