The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 1150 with Felipe Esparza

Episode Number: 1150
Episode Guest: Felipe Esparza
Original Airdate: July 31, 2018
Episode Sponsors: Cash App, Dollar Shave Club, LegalZoom

Guest Bio: Felipe Esparza is an actor and stand-up comedian who won Last Comic Standing in 2010. Check out his podcast called What’s Up Fool? available on Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud.

Topics Discussed: Saying “what’s up fool” to someone; the Mexican/American border prototypes; people want to get over walls; Joe thinks borders won’t be a thing in the future; places change when too many people move there; his mom would tie him up to a tree stump when he was a kid; he used to live in Mexico and talks about it; talk about crossing the border and using another person’s passport; he learned English from watching The Dukes of Hazzard and The Incredible Hulk; learning a language is easier when you’re younger; it’s hard to learn languages that use foreign characters; Cyrillic script; Close Encounters of The Third Kind movie; talk about Iceland; vikings; what would things be like if everyone spoke the same language; Felipe talks about being called “problematic” for telling a joke; billionaires made so much money last year they could end poverty seven times over; could someone ever get all the money; The Men Who Built America documentary series; Felipe talks about a banking system used by people in his neighborhood when he was a child; he talks about his mom using trash and turning it into things to sell; his brother–who was told to dress up as a girl when he crossed the border as a child–turned out to be gay; some people are just gay; the spectrum of gayness; people like flamboyant gay people; talk about their friend from The Comedy Store who was also a musician; Felipe talks about cocaine; Joe steers the conversation back to Felipe’s gay brother; it’s weird how malleable people are; how people walk in China vs. the rest of the world; busy subways; life is too easy in Los Angeles compared to Boston; bugs in Thailand compared to Los Angeles; Joe’s daughters found an injured hummingbird; video of a hummingbird flying in slow motion; Leonardo da Vinci was curious about woodpeckers; being the first person to document an animal; (1:00:00) Cuneiform script; Tamil script; what did people do before writing was invented; handwriting; the first dinosaur ever discovered; Last Dinosaur of the Congo Vice documentary; rare footage of uncontacted Amazon tribe; it’s funny that we want to save people who don’t live like us; Native Americans and the Dawes Act; what if people today lived like Native Americans did in the past; who invented scalping; Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History “Wrath of the Khans” podcast series; Mongol invasion altered carbon dioxide levels; no one should die from HIV/AIDS anymore; the flu kills more people than AIDS; more talk about AIDS and who dies from it; flu shots; flu talk continues; they talk about times they had the flu; hemorrhoids; talk about shitting and constipation; carnivore diet; no one feels shitty after eating broccoli; certain people have biological issues to some vegetables; dairy; Felipe is vegan; talk about his diet and health; sauna and cryotherapy talk; saunas vs. steam rooms; old Las Vegas; no one wants to live like people did in the 1960s; air conditioning; swamp coolers; east coast weather; girls wearing Uggs when it’s not the winter; fanny packs; video of someone shooting themselves in the leg; Bert Kreischer’s next special will be on Netflix; today is the best time for comedy; there’s no competition between comedians today; be as positive as you can be; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; The Rock Says… book; big guys have warrior DNA; Dwayne Johnson compared to Gregor Clegane; Tyson Fury talk; (2:00:00) boxers quitting in their corners during a fight; Nigel Benn vs. Gerald McClellan video; Gerald McClellan highlights video; more talk about the Benn/McClellan fight; technical boxing vs. throwing wild punches; Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas; people never believed that Mike Tyson could lose when he was in his prime; what if Mike Tyson fought Muhammad Ali; Mike Tyson vs. Peter McNeeley; Mickey Ward; watching live boxing; more boxing talk; Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin rematch; doing fight companion podcasts; the Gracie family and their importance to martial arts; Joey Diaz is training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; they reminisce about meeting Joey Diaz for the first time; Joey Karate videos; Joey Diaz is doing Weight Watchers; Felipe has been doing comedy for 20 years; he won the Last Comic Standing TV show; his other brother who isn’t gay stole his identity; you can’t pick your family; more Genghis Khan talk; Felipe doesn’t know where one of his brothers is; Joe would like to (re)build classic cars if he had the time; talk about mechanics; how many people get sick from working in garages/gas stations; Felipe tells a story about a drug addicted mechanic; Volkswagen cars; Acura NSX car; Joe likes cars that can corner well; Joe likes manual transmission cars; automatic vs. manual cars; motorcycles; Isle of Man races; (they watch videos of motorcycles racing); some people are hardwired to do dangerous things, and we need those people; artist wants to cover Burning Man in NASA space blanket; Felipe got food poisoning from Chipotle; (3:00:00) how does E. coli infect vegetables; drone footage of a pig farm; more E. coli talk; how can dogs eat dead animals and not get sick; Jamie once ate a bad steak and got sick; eating Kentucky Fried Chicken cold; hot sauces; chicken farms; moose meat; deer meat; buffalo in Mexico; Channel Islands; Felipe performed stand-up comedy on St. Nicholas Island; Joe talks about the past UFC events on military bases; people tell Felipe how inspirational Joe is; convicts watch Felipe in prison; George Lopez; Joey Diaz started stand-up comedy in prison; Joe tells the story of how he started stand-up comedy; Joe needs to experience new things and can’t work a regular 9-5 job; Felipe was once in rehab for crack addiction; Felipe talks about how he began stand-up comedy; The New Comedy Writing Step by Step book; comedians who inspired Felipe; being a comedian is a unique way to live; The Thing movie; because of podcasts, it’s easier for someone to be inspired to become a comedian; Richard Pryor was very inspirational; Richard Jeni; Steven Wright; Felipe took a piss next to John Ritter in Dodger Stadium; NewsRadio TV show; Felipe had bad teeth before getting them fixed; drugs are bad for your teeth.


Books Mentioned

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

Sale
The Rock Says...
The Rock, Joe Layden - Publisher: HarperEntertainment - Edition no. 0 (01/01/2000) - Hardcover: 304 pages
$26.00 - $8.50 $17.50
The New Comedy Writing Step by Step: Revised and Updated with Words of Instruction, Encouragement, and Inspiration from Legends of the Comedy Profession
Gene Perret - Publisher: Quill Driver Books - Edition no. 0 (05/01/2007) - Paperback: 267 pages
$14.95

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Movies Mentioned

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

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (Director's Cut)
Prime Video, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) - Running time: 137 minutes - Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon
Available on Amazon Prime Video
The Thing
Universal Studios (09/06/2006) - Prime Video, R (Restricted) - Running time: 109 minutes - Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David
Available on Amazon Video

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TV Shows Mentioned

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

The Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete TV Series
Warner Home Video (02/20/2007) - DVD, NR (Not Rated) - Running time: 7163 minutes - John Schneider, Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach, James Best, Sorrell Booke
$89.79
The Incredible Hulk Complete Seasons 1-5
Universal Studios - DVD
$67.47
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The Men Who Built America [DVD]
Lionsgate (01/22/2013) - DVD, NR (Not Rated) - Running time: 360 minutes
$12.69 - $1.28 $11.41
NewsRadio - The Complete Series
Mill Creek Entertainment (05/19/2015) - DVD, NR (Not Rated) - Running time: 2120 minutes - Dave Foley, Maura Tierney, Phil Hartman, Andy Dick, Stephen Root
$16.97

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