Joe Rogan lands first comedy special in 6 years on Netflix: ‘Don’t get mad at me’

Joe Rogan is expanding his experiences. 

Controversial comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan, 56, is getting a Netflix special. 

Called “Joe Rogan: Burn the Boats,” it will air live, premiering Aug 3 (10 p.m.). This marks his first comedy special in six years. 

In the trailer for the special, Rogan tells his audience, “Don’t get mad at me, you know why you came here. Feel that? That’s some ride home arguments in the air.” 

“Don’t get mad at me” Joe Rogan says in his new special. Troy Conrad/Netflix

Joe Rogan’s hit podcast has caused controversy. Getty Images

This is Rogan’s third stand-up special with the streaming giant, and the first one to shoot live (it will film at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas). 

His previous Netflix comedy specials are “Joe Rogan: Strange Times” in  2018 and “Joe Rogan: Triggered” in 2016.

Rogan has a colorful career, hosting “Fear Factor” in the past, co-starring on the sitcom “NewsRadio,” and providing commentary for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 

In recent years, he’s best known for his popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which has drawn criticism and controversy for his COVID-19 misinformation and anti-vaccine statements.

The father of three — who has previously said, “I talk s–t for a living” — made headlines in 2021 for his controversial comments about the COVID vaccine. He claimed, then later apologized for saying, that healthy young Americans didn’t “need to worry about” getting the jab.

Joe Rogan has gotten backlash to his popular podcast. YouTube / PowerfulJRE

Rogan has also faced backlash over his use of the N-word in older episodes of his podcast, and his comments on transgender people.

The Post was also told that some Spotify staffers were antagonized by his 2023 comments on Jews, including saying: “The idea that Jewish people don’t like money is ridiculous. That’s like saying Italians aren’t into pizza. It’s f–king stupid.”

Rogan’s estranged father, Joe Rogan Sr., 81, told The Post in 2023, “I’m not prejudiced. Everybody has got to live and I teach my kids that. This bothers me. The money went to his head and his head got bigger than his hat — he fools people.”

In 2022, when Spotify reportedly paid more than $100 million to be the exclusive home of Rogan’s show, musicians such as Joni Mitchell and Neil Young  gave the streaming behemoth an ultimatum.

Young said he refused to allow his music on the same platform as Rogan, and boycotted the music streamer

“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” wrote the rock icon. “I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines — potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them.”

Neil Young boycotted Spotify because of Joe Rogan. Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek defended Rogan.

“I know some of you feel disappointed, or angry, or even hurt, by some of this content and the fact that it remains on our platform,” Ek told staffers in a 15-minute speech at a town hall, according to audio obtained by the Verge.

“There are many things that Joe Rogan says that I strongly disagree with and find very offensive. [However,] he is the No. 1 podcaster in the world by a wide margin,” Ek continued.

“If you want even a shot at achieving our bold ambitions, it will mean having content on Spotify that many of us may not be proud to be associated with,” he added.

Joe Rogan’s new Netflix special is his first in 6 years. Troy Conrad/Netflix

Rogan responded to the backlash on social media, saying at the time, “I’m not trying to promote misinformation. I’m not trying to be controversial. I’ve never tried to do anything with this podcast other than just talk to people and have interesting conversations.”

He added about Young and Mitchell, “I’m very sorry that they feel that way. I most certainly don’t want that. I’m a Neil Young fan. I’ve always been a Neil Young fan.”

Rogan ends the trailer for his Netflix special telling his audience, “Jokes, folks. Just jokes.”

“Joe Rogan: Burn the Boats” will air live, premiering Aug 3 (10 p.m.) on Netflix.

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