Guest Bio: Jay Leno is a comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor, and television host. He was the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and currently hosts Jay Leno’s Garage available on YouTube.
Topics Discussed: Jay’s garages; how he became interested in cars; working on The Tonight Show; Requiem for a Heavyweight movie; fighters retiring; fighting; fighting in movies; The Tonight Show vs. Jay Leno’s Garage; starting stand-up comedy; Boston comedy; doing comedy in strip clubs; cabaret licenses; comedy in the 1960s; Rodney Dangerfield; mob clubs; origin of stand-up comedy; actors playing stand-up comedians in movies; the comedy boom of the 1980s; working clean compared to dirty; challenging yourself; bad gigs; Playboy clubs; Hugh Hefner; the Playboy mansion; dawn of the modern comedy club; what drew Jay to comedy; Sam Kinison; Steve Martin; using a crutch as an excuse; good teachers; Brother Sam book; recorded specials; Jay doing old material for years; performing in large venues; smaller, intimate rooms; imitating another comedian’s rhythm and cadence; Richard Jeni; discipline; Jerry Seinfeld; Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee show.
My Thoughts: Based on the timing of this episode and Joe’s appearance on Jay Leno’s Garage, I fully expected this podcast to be nothing but car talk. Fortunately, the topic of cars barely comes up. Instead, this short podcast is focused on stand-up comedy.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #692 available for streaming via YouTube.
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