Joe Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, podcast host, actor, and mixed martial art (MMA) color commentator. Joe Rogan is best known for his Spotify podcast The Joe Rogan Experience where he invites celebrities like Elon Musk, Kanye West, etc. on his podcast and talks about various topics. Joe Rogan with Elon Musk in one of his podcast episodes.Joe Rogan was eleven years old when his family settled in Massachusetts where he attended Newton South High School. He took up karate when he was fourteen and went on to become a four-time full-contact taekwondo state champion. He won the U. S. Open Taekwondo when he was nineteen years old. However, he stopped fighting after some time as he started getting constant headaches, and anxiety of not winning. Joe Rogan practicing kick boxing.He went to the University of Massachusetts but dropped out of college as he couldnt understand the course and motive behind the degree.In a tweet on his Twitter account, Joe Rogan revealed that his fathers ancestral roots were in Ireland, and Joe himself was 3/4 Italian and 1/4 Irish.Joe Rogans father was a retired police officer, and his mother was a free-spirited person who consumed alcohol and cannabis. The couple got divorced when Joe was five years old, and later, his mother remarried to a hippie guy. Reportedly, she also used to visit a gay couple in their neighborhood, where she would get naked with them and smoke pot and dance with them.Joe Rogan was planning to start a career in kickboxing when his friends suggested he try out his hand at a stand-up comedy show. Joe performed his first open-mic comedy set at the Stitches Comedy Club in Boston on August 27, 1988. The event went well, and Rogan decided to try out his hand in stand-up comedy as a full-time profession.Before becoming a full-time stand-up comedian, Joe did other jobs such as teaching martial arts at Boston University, driving a limousine, construction work, and driving around for a private investigator to keep himself financially afloat.In 1990, Joe Rogan moved to New York City to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. in 1994, he made his television debut with the Fox sitcom Hardball. In 1995, Rogan played the role of Joe Garrelli, an electrician and handyman in the NBC sitcom News Radio. Poster of the sitcom NewsRadio.In 1997, Rogan was appointed as the backstage and post-fight interviewer for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), but after two years, he had to quit the job as his salary was not enough to cover his expenses of traveling.In 2001, Rogan became friends with Dana White, the president of UFC, and he offered Joe Rogan to work as a color commentator for the event. For the first few fights, Rogan did the commentary for free in exchange for prime tickets of the fights for him and his friends. Later, Joe Rogan started charging for doing the commentary. The same year, he was asked to be the host of the American version of the stunt game show Fear Factor..