Episode Number: 980
Episode Guest: Chris D’Elia
Original Airdate: June 27, 2017
Episode Sponsors: NatureBox, MVMT Watches, Onnit
Guest Bio: Chris D’Elia is an actor, writer, and comedian. His new special Man On Fire is available now on Netflix, and he also has a podcast called Congratulations available to download on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.
Topics Discussed: Chris’ new special; checking social media; animated GIFs triggering seizures; Japanese cartoon triggers seizures; making someone seizure from comedy; Men Who Stare at Goats book; playing music to torture people; “Uptown Girl” song; Christie Brinkley and Chuck Norris infomercial; Joe talks about Chuck Norris; Chuck Norris Action Jeans; training for self-defense; people picking fights with Chuck Liddell; getting hit in the chin/jaw; Tim Hague death; Joel Gerson vs. Rumina Sato; Chris talks about acting in a dramatic movie; acting is boring; acting vs. doing stand-up comedy; comedians who don’t have specials; Joey Diaz is going to do a special for Netflix; lesser-known comedians who are funny; prop comics; comics with guitars; being a rock star; bands named after the lead singer; Chris wanted to remove the apostrophe from his last name; he wanted to change his name to “Damien Monroe”, named after the kid from The Omen and Marilyn Monroe; Chris once wanted his nickname to be “Crazy Legs”; Joe talks about hanging out with a band called Death in the Shopping Mall who sang the song “My Baby is a Mutant”; Joe talks about girls making fun of his shoes when he was 12; Chris talks about spraying himself with Hi-C in front of girls; moments from childhood that haunt you; bullies; Joe talks about his chickens; colleges and universities; trigger words and safe spaces; balancing out humanity; naming a special; Joe talks about his Triggered special and its bits; Joe talks about wanting to divide up his life between living a lavish lifestyle and living in the woods; identifying as a different person; (1:00:00) 52-year-old trans person lives as six-year-old girl; The Verve vs. The Rolling Stones and “Bittersweet Symphony”; Sting makes $2,000/day off Puff Daddy song “I’ll Be Missing You”; man spends $50,000 on plastic surgery to look like a genderless alien; people who say “only God can judge me”; Chris is scared to get a tattoo; Joe talks about his tattoos by Aaron Della Vedova; Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. talk; Joe thinks Floyd will win; Joe talks about Floyd and his family; it’s easier to do three minutes of boxing than five minutes of MMA; Conor would win an MMA fight against Floyd; leg kicks; Pedro Rizzo leg kicks a journalist video; Joe talks about boxing/boxers and why he likes to watch it; head movement; more Conor/Floyd talk; what if Conor beats or knocks out Floyd; Joe tweeted to Conor before he was in the UFC; Nick and Nate Diaz; Snatch movie; more talk about the Diaz brothers; more Conor talk and they admire pictures of his body; more Conor/Floyd talk; Jean-Claude Van Damme truck commercial video; Street Fighter movie; guys who want other guys to fuck their wives; a guy wanted Chris to fuck his wife; imagine if a guy was so hot he turned you on; Tom Selleck; Hawaii; humidity vs. dry heat; would you want to die by an asteroid impact or survive the catastrophe; Brown Bunny movie; movie sex scenes; showing your dick; women walking around topless is legal in Toronto; more talk about legality of being topless in public; guys walking around without a shirt; wearing sunglasses at night is only acceptable if you’re black; guys wearing sunglasses on TV; Greg Giraldo and Denis Leary on Tough Crowd TV show; more Tough Crowd talk; Colin Quinn; Comedy Central cancelling shows; This is Not Happening TV show; writing new material after shooting a special; trying new bits on stage; people are visiting Los Angeles just to go to The Comedy Store; The Laugh Factory; fans who talk to you but don’t know what to say; 2 Broke Girls TV show; Chris thinks of TV shows that Joe should guest on; crime and true crime TV shows; (2:00:00) See No Evil TV show; murdering people; Joe tells the Rafiel Torre story, the fake Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt who murdered someone; Joe had a phone conversation about Rafiel Torre with someone whose phone was tapped and the police contacted Joe about it; Eddie Bravo confronted Rafiel about being a fake BJJ black belt; Rafiel Torre King of the Cage fixed fight video; people get out of jail for murder; people are afraid of being a nobody; Joe thinks Senator Al Franken could be the best president ever; Al Franken draws map of the United States video; we need a better president; everybody hates each other; the left vs. the right; gun control laws; Tribe book; bonding during war time; people under stress are happier; Radiolab “Ponzi Supernova” episode about Bernie Madoff; when will one of the Real Housewives murder one of the others from the show; could paparazzi taking pictures cause a seizure; more talk about flashing lights and seizures; Waze; Chris feels fortunate to have The Comedy Store; Joe talks about someone from his past who pretended to know karate; The Gift of Fear book; Blink book; intuition; Joe tells the story about Bryan Callen’s old girlfriend and knowing she was crazy before Bryan found out she was a meth addict; more intuition talk; more talk about Chris’ stand-up comedy specials.
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My Thoughts: I like Chris, though this episode isn’t particularly funny. Check out Chris’ podcast Congratulations to hear him being funny. It’s similar to Bill Burr’s podcast in that it’s just Chris by himself talking.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #980 available for streaming via YouTube.
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