The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 1135 with Ari Shaffir

Episode Number: 1135
Episode Guest: Ari Shaffir
Original Airdate: June 25, 2018
Episode Sponsors: MeUndies, Squarespace, Cash App

Guest Bio: Ari Shaffir is a stand-up comedian and also hosts the podcasts Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank and Punch Drunk Sports. See Ari at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe from August 3-27, 2018.

Topics Discussed: Ari tries rapping; girls who can smash cans with their giant breasts; beer talk; Australia; Canada; weather; they’re testing drugs at music festivals now; drugs need to be deregulated; Ari thinks drug legalization will make more people do drugs, Joe disagrees; you can die from alcohol but not psilocybin mushrooms; did monkeys eat mushrooms; vision/eyesight; don’t make a doctor appointment in afternoon; sleep is important; Matthew Walker; Ari’s success and freedom; talk about Ari disappearing to Asia; The Talent Code book; talk about doing/starting stand-up comedy; roasting people; how Ari changed after his trips; people who don’t take risks or experience new things; Joe talks about writing new material; comedians who get softer as they age; The Comedy Store and Mitzi Shore talk; Sam Kinison; life is a training ground for stand-up comedy; how many stand-up comedy headliners are on earth; stand-up comedy is hard on your self-esteem; do fewer women do stand-up comedy because they don’t handle rejection as well as men; why is stand-up comedy harder for women; why early success is bad for a comedian; comedians should be judged based on the quality of the comedy; guys are creepy, especially at open mics; smelly mics; Ari talks about ideas he had while on acid at a music festival; Sam Kinison Louder Than Hell album; Andrew Dice Clay was banned from MTV video; more Dice talk; comedians with signature bits; booing artists while they’re on stage; booing athletes; Ari hates the Lakers; Ari rants about bad sports team names; seagull eats pigeon video; shoebill bird; terror bird; Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie; did dinosaurs have feathers; yelling at someone from a car; Dirty Work movie; Artie Lange’s nose; people who don’t want to give up drugs; Ari talks about his drug trip at a music festival; Ari thinks Eminem is one of the realest MCs; (1:00:00) Eminem’s anti-Trump video talk; Joe likes old cars and old music; woman calls police on little girl who was selling water talk; woman calls police on people barbecuing in a park; death of Eric Garner talk; choking someone; Colby Covington’s beef with Joe; Chael Sonnen’s beef with Joe talk; Ari thinks Chael is dumb; Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos; Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor; Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen; Chael Sonnen vs. Nate Marquardt; trash talk; why are Jewish people smarter; Asian-Americans suing Harvard for discrimination; Joe talks about his hard-working Asian friend; diversity in the writer’s room for television shows; gender pay gap myth discussion; figure out what you like to do and go that way; Joe wants Ari to exercise more; music and exercise; Kevin Smith’s heart attack; people get in ruts with their food; Joe thinks Ari is more insulting to his friends (in a good way) since he’s lived in New York; Patrice O’Neal; Joey Diaz makes fun of Joe for writing in a notebook; Scrivener app; Ari talks about studying in Israel and reexamining the stories today; Rats documentary; Ari talks about rats in New York; what started odd religious customs; red tide(2:00:00) Elisha, little children, and the bears bible story; Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin to start selling tickets to space tourists; Anthony Bourdain’s suicide; Ari’s depression and suicidal thoughts and how he overcame them; stand-up comedy is a struggle; antidepressants and side-effects; Ari explains how depression feels to Joe; how to help people who are suicidal; Ari would get mad when people would tell him to get out of bed and exercise when he was depressed; what it’s like when you don’t feel depressed anymore; how bad weather can affect depression; more Anthony Bourdain talk; Joe tells a story about someone mixing Malaria medication with alcohol; feelings are personal; Ari only had moderate depression; Bourdain liked to drink; Ari didn’t have the courage to commit suicide; the internet has changed everything for comedians; what can someone do for someone who’s depressed; tough love doesn’t work for depression; Joe talks about parenting his kids; looking at the positive sides of depression; focusing on negative things when depressed; thinking about things positively; the culture of wanting to destroy people today; forgiveness is good; ultra-competitive athletes; Michael Jordan talk; Michael Jordan’s dad was murdered; Wild Wild Country documentary series; (Ari goes to the bathroom); RajneeshpuramNxivm sex cult leader branded women; Joe thinks Burning Man is like a cult with no leader; Happy People: A Year in the Taiga documentary; Ari asks Joe how he felt while Ari was depressed; Ari had staph infection but didn’t complain about it; more talk about antidepressants; talk about the Roseanne controversy; Roseanne spin-off The Conners is happening without her; defining someone by their actions is dehumanizing; people are jealous of famous, successful people; Joe is disturbed by a lack of compassion today; Ari got a lot of flack for his Amazing Racist videos; street fight videos; people like to express their rage towards people online; negativity online can affect you and isn’t easy to get over; (3:00:00) we need more friendliness and compassion; the left is getting violent now; Nick DiPaolo sucker-punched after comedy show in New York suburbs; the ACLU is wavering on free speech; racism is tolerated today if it’s against white people; The Pope ignored child rape; Deliver Us From Evil documentary; more talk about the ACLU and free speech; Occupy Wall Street and undercover police; Peter Schiff talk; Puerto Rico talk; power still out in Puerto Rico; rainstorms; Hawaii volcano talk; nature is amazing; vog (volcanic smog); Iceland volcanoes; Michael Hastings death talk; Ari refused Joe’s gift of a fanny pack.

Books Mentioned

These are the books that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown.
ARROW; Coyle, Daniel (Author); English (Publication Language); 246 Pages - 04/01/2010 (Publication Date) - Arrow Books Ltd. (Publisher)

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Movies Mentioned

These are the movies that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall (Actors)
Dirty Work
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Norm MacDonald, Artie Lange, Jack Warden (Actors); Bob Saget (Director) - Frank Sebastiano (Writer) - Julia Dray (Producer)
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); English (Playback Language); English (Subtitle); Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Werner Herzog (Actor); Werner Herzog (Director) - Werner Herzog (Writer) - Nick N. Raslan (Producer)
Deliver Us from Evil
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Thomas Doyle, Oliver O'Grady (Actors); Amy Berg (Director)

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