Joe Rogan Opens Anti-Cancel Culture Comedy Club in Austin, Texas
Comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan has launched Comedy Mothership, an anti-cancel culture comedy club in Austin, Texas, that aims to provide a platform for “canceled” comedians.
The club will feature a lineup of comedians including David Lucas, Ron White, Tim Dillion, Tony Hinchcliffe, and Roseanne Barr. Rogan created a safe space for comedians to share their dark humor without fear of being canceled.
He emphasized that hecklers would be alienated from the club and highlighted that he couldn’t be fired from his own club.
Comedy Mothership’s first show on Mar. 7 sold out in minutes, with $40 tickets now being resold for $500 online.
“I felt compelled to do it … I never wanted to own a comedy club, and I always felt like you just had to be nice to comedy club owners because you never want to be one of those people. But then when I knew I was moving here, and [Austin’s Capital City Comedy Club] was already closed. I was like, ‘Maybe I should buy a f–king club, and start a club.’ And that became my focus,” Rogan shared on Theo Von’s podcast.
The website of Joe Rogan’s new comedy club, Comedy Mothership, which is situated in Austin’s Sixth Street entertainment district, recommends guests to check out the performers beforehand to avoid disruptions.
According to the website, comedy is subjective, and not all comedians are suitable for everyone. Watching a video clip or reading the headliner’s bio is a good way to obtain information on the expected performance.
The comedians at Joe Rogan’s Comedy Mothership didn’t shy away from taboo subjects, cracking jokes about the LGBTQ+ community and anti-semitism, which the audience found unapologetically hilarious.
Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr, best known for her role in “Roseanne,” expressed her frustration with cancel culture to the crowd. She said, “After fighting ABC for 30 years to have black writers and black characters on my show, and then having the same libtards call me a racist, it really pissed me off.”
Barr also thanked Rogan for creating a safe space for comedians, stating, “It’s so great in the green room with everybody up there being drunk and smoking pot.” The website for Comedy Mothership advises guests to research the comedians performing to avoid disturbances, as comedy is subjective and not for everyone.
Comedy Mothership enforced that cell phones be bagged up in pouches before entering the facility to prevent footage leaks.
Towards the end of the show, Rogan reflected on the evening, saying, “It doesn’t feel real. I know it’s real, but it doesn’t feel real … I was super nervous today.”
He said he has no plans on slowing down his business ventures, either.
Joe Rogan, the comedian and podcast host, has opened a new comedy club in Austin, Texas, called Comedy Mothership, which is aimed at creating a safe space for comedians to share their dark humor without fear of being canceled. Rogan, who is also known for his notorious podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” stated that he enjoys taking risks and explained that he bought the building on a street filled with crack addicts because he wanted someone to tell him no.
In a recent interview, Rogan revealed his dream guest for his podcast would be Hunter Biden. He expressed his willingness to help him turn his life around and sympathized with his struggles. “If my dad had Alzheimer’s, and I was doing coke, I would have done the exact same s–t you did. I really want to get him on,” Rogan said.