Episode Number: 1161
Episode Guest: Jerrod Carmichael and Jamar Neighbors
Original Airdate: August 23, 2018
Episode Sponsors: ExpressVPN, Policygenius, LegalZoom
Guest Bio: Jerrod Carmichael is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Jamar Neighbors is an actor and stand-up comedian.
Topics Discussed: Jerrod feels zen; Spike Lee directed his comedy special Love at the Store; The Comedy Store talk; following unusual comedians; Brian Holtzman; late night sets; “ghosts” at The Comedy Store; bombing at the store; Richard Pryor: Live on Sunset Strip comedy special; more Richard Pryor talk; Joe talks about having to follow Richard Pryor; he started comedy in 2008; Jerrod went to The Comedy Store his first day in Los Angeles; 15-minute sets and planning your material; you need to be yourself as a comedian; The Comedy Store has made Joe a better comedian; Sam Kinison‘s style of comedy; Married with Children TV show; Herman’s Head TV show; Kinison shot a gun at The Comedy Store sign; Charlie Hoover TV show; Kinison got Joe into comedy; late night talk show comedy sets; doing a late night talk show set isn’t worth the trouble anymore; more talk about performing on a television show and the limitations they impose on comedians; why are late night shows still on TV; Jerrod likes watching TV commercials; late night talk shows are unnecessary now that podcasts exist; television and internet advertising; commercials represent what culture is like; how many people suffer from depression; Jerrod talks about depression; Ari Shaffir’s depression; Joe talks again about how depressed people need to exercise; Jamar talks about meditation; Jamar’s spiritual awakening; how Jamar meditates; Jamar has ADHD; Joe talks about yoga; Maslow’s hierarchy of needs; dealing with problems; Joe thinks that doing difficult things makes other things in your life easier; people who do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are chill; the world is soft right now; publicly airing your grievances; outrage vs. recreational outrage; Americans who practice yoga contribute to white supremacy; hoop earrings criticized as cultural appropriation; Joe rants about things being labeled as “cultural appropriation”; (1:00:00) “bossy” is a sexist term to put women down; Jamar wants to know when “cunt” become a bad word; meaning of “cunt” around the world; Israel Adesanya’s “Good Cunt” T-shirt; Jerrod’s mom doesn’t like curse words; Joe’s parents were hippies and there were no language restrictions in his house; saying swear words to your mother; swearing in front of children; swearing in the workplace; a woman was fired from NASA after saying “suck my dick and balls” on Twitter to someone who works with NASA; astronauts on trampolines video; talk about whether we actually landed on the moon; Apollo 11 press conference video; how would you act after you returned from the moon; “moon rocks” turn out to be petrified wood; more talk about whether NASA faked the moon landing; Blossom TV show; Jerrod toured NASA once; Buzz Aldrin punches Bart Sibrel video; more Bart Sibrel talk; more talk about moon landing conspiracy theories; no one has been to the moon in decades; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon documentary; Neil Armstrong’s cryptic speech video; Joe debating the moon landing with Phil Plait on Penn Jillette’s radio show; Van Allen radiation belt; Jerrod doesn’t use a case on his phone; Tuskegee syphilis experiment; conspiracy theories that turned out to be true; Gulf of Tonkin incident; Operation Northwoods; Lee Harvey Oswald’s murder; Lee Harvey Oswald assassination video; the Zapruder film was shown for the first time on Good Night America with Geraldo Rivera; (they watch the Zapruder film); Jackie movie; John F. Kennedy autopsy; Best Evidence book; Jerrod talks about doing a stand-up set while rusty and depressed; Joe tells a story about doing stand-up comedy after watching a depressing documentary; recovering while bombing on stage; bad radio interviews to promote a stand-up comedy show; people think that doing stand-up comedy is easy; stand-up comedy doesn’t get the same respect as other art forms; stand-up is rare because anyone can get on stage and try it; dirty mics; Hollywood Improv; comedy clubs changing/being updated; stand-up is a weird art form; Jerrod is acting more than doing stand-up comedy lately; talk about the state of stand-up comedy today compared to the past; Jerrod has been in more music studios than comedy clubs the past few years; (2:00:00) Jerrod wants to do exactly what he wants to do; stand-up comedy is so hot today; Jerrod talks about comedians he started out with and if they made it; more talk about stand-up comedy; Drew Michael’s stand-up comedy special without an audience; sitcoms without audiences; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix show.
These are the books that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:
These are the movies that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:
TV Shows Mentioned
These are the TV shows that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #1161 available for streaming via YouTube.
Podcast Audio: Audio for this episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is available through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher, or you can download the MP3 directly to add it to the audio player of your choice.