Dave Chappelle Could Be the Most Anticipated ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ Guest Ever

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Fans of the podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, get to listen to Rogan interview quite a lot of company. He brings not solely actors and comedians on the present however company from quite a lot of backgrounds comparable to MMA fighters, politicians,  and authors. He’s launched over 1400 episodes and counting because the podcast’s inception in late 2009. Notable company embrace Kanye West, Johnny Depp, and Robert Downey Jr. simply to call a couple of. With such a formidable roster, nevertheless, Rogan has by no means interviewed the particular person some followers wish to hear from essentially the most, comedy legend Dave Chappelle.

Joe Rogan talks about Dave Chappelle… quite a bit

Rogan by no means misses an opportunity to speak about his previous friend Dave Chappelle on his podcast. The two met when Chappelle was simply 18, and Rogan was round 24. Rogan as soon as shared on air that despite the fact that he was already well-known once they first met, from his sit-coms and for internet hosting Fear Factor, Chappelle was extra well-known than him already for his rise up. Rogan admitted he was nervous assembly him, however has since gotten over feeling that approach about him or anybody else.

Any time Rogan mentions Chappelle on his present or in his Twitter feed, there’s a sense of reverence. “He’s our biggest comedy genius. He understands comedy like nobody else does,” he mentioned of Chappelle in an episode of his podcast. In different episodes, he has mentioned that he thinks Chappelle’s Show is the best sketch comedy present of all time.

Rogan has talked at size about Chappelle strolling away from cash and fame a couple of occasions and respects him all of the extra for it. He loves to speak about how, despite the fact that Chappelle had the ability to fill a home for a comedy present, he opted to take a speaker to the park and do free exhibits as an alternative.

Why did Dave Chappelle stroll away from Chappelle’s Show?

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At the peak of his Chappelle’s Show success, Chappelle famously bailed on a $50 million greenback contract in the course of filming season three and went to Africa. At the time, rumors swirled about Chappelle’s psychological well being and potential drug use. In 2006, Chappelle set the report straight in an interview with Oprah, saying he wasn’t insane, or on medication, however that he’d simply had sufficient.

At the beginning of the interview, Oprah jumped proper in, asking him why he walked away from a lot cash. Chappelle replied: “I wasn’t walking away from the money, I was walking away from the circumstances that were coming with the newfound plateau.”

Those circumstances included ever-increasing government management, the popularity inside himself that a few of his sketches had been socially irresponsible, and a normal consciousness that some executives and workers members of the present had been purposefully performing in methods counter to his psychological well being and public popularity.

The departure marked a protracted break from comedy for Chappelle, after having been within the business since his early teenagers. He began touring once more performing rise up in 2013.

Why hasn’t Dave Chappelle ever been on the ‘Joe Rogan Experience’?

Rogan’s “The Scared Clown Tour” has dates set beginning in April, with Chappelle becoming a member of him in Nashville and New Orleans. The two go approach again and but Chappelle hasn’t been on the podcast and followers actually wish to see that occur.

Some followers on Reddit commented, “The day Dave shows up for JRE is the day the internet breaks,” and “Chappelle is probably gonna be the most anticipated episode of all time.” Fans on Twitter have been “@ing” Rogan for years asking him when Chappelle goes to be on the present.

Rogan addressed the query, “Will Dave Chappelle Ever Do the Joe Rogan Experience?” on his present and later uploaded the clip to his YouTube channel in late 2019. He mentioned he thinks Chappelle says sufficient together with his comedy, and that he understands Chappelle not approaching the present as a result of he (Rogan) doesn’t go on anybody else’s.

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