DEATHSQUAD WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOE ROGAN
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“One of the most complex and exciting stand-ups working in America today. Like an idealistic hippy stuck inside the body of a testosterone-pumped US marine. He’s been likened to late great US comedians such as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, but although he exhibits a similar brand of furious indignation, his observations and revelations are entirely his own. His angry, insightful act is an absorbing battle between his raw libertarian instincts and his refined liberal sensibilities.”
--William Cook, The Guardian
A standup comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. His third hour comedy special “Joe Rogan: Live from the Tabernacle” was released in December 2012 via his website. Rogan previously starred in two hour long specials, “Talking Monkeys in Space” (2009) now available on CD & DVD and “Joe Rogan Live” (2007) now available on DVD, and released the CD’s “Shiny Happy Jihad” (2007) and “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday” (2000).
Rogan is host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” a twice-weekly long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes. Fans can watch the podcast on Ustream and the podcast can also be heard on Sirius XM’s “The Virus” channel on Saturdays at Noon ET and Sundays at 5:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.
Since 2002, Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay Per View, Spike Television and now on FOX. Rogan’s passion for MMA began with martial arts practice at the age of 13. Within two years, the Boston native earned a black belt and soon became the
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Massachusetts full contact Tae Kwon Do champion four consecutive years. By the age of 19, Rogan won the US Open Tae Kwon Do Championship and as lightweight champion went on to beat both the middle and heavyweight title-holders to obtain the Grand Championship.
Film credits include Zookeeper and Here Comes The Boom. Rogan hosted the show Joe Rogan Questions Everything for the SyFy channel in 2013. Previously he hosted the high stakes game show “Fear Factor,” on NBC in 2011/12 and previously for six seasons on the network from 2001-2006. Prior to “Fear Factor”, Rogan played Joe Garrelli, the resident electrician on the hit NBC comedy series “NewsRadio.”
Rogan resides in Los Angeles and regularly performs stand-up locally and internationally.
For more Joe Rogan check out www.joerogan.net
Follow him on Twitter @JoeRogan
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Joey Coco Diaz:
Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in North Bergen, NJ, Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz has quickly
become one of the most sought after actors and comedians in the entertainment
industry today. His love of storytelling is reflected in each role he takes: whether it is on
film or on stage, his passion for entertaining and delighting audiences shines through
every performance. This winter, Diaz can next be seen starring as ‘Mikey’ opposite
Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, and Kim Basinger in the highly
anticipated feature film “Grudge Match” (Warner Bros.).
Diaz’s start in comedy began while serving a short stint at a correctional facility in
Denver, CO in 1988. “Each Wednesday we would watch movies on the projector, but
sometimes it would break,” he shares, “so I would get up and do stand up to fill the
time.” Learning he had the skills to make an audience laugh, he pursued comedy after
his release and began performing at an assortment of comedy clubs in the area. While
he was touring as a working comic, he began acting in a variety television and film
roles. You may recognize him from his appearances in “The Mentalist”, “Children’s
Hospital”, “My Name is Earl”, or “General Hospital” - to name a few. On the film
front, Diaz has held roles in “The Longest Yard”, “Spider Man 2”, “Smiley Face”,
and “Taxi”, among others.
In 2013, Diaz continues to perform stand up and act, while also staying on top of the
new media move in podcasting. Currently, Diaz hosts his bi-weekly podcast “The
Church of What’s Happening Now,” which ranks among some of the most highly
downloaded podcasts online. He is also a regular guest on Joe Rogan’s popular
podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
On the comedy front, Diaz continues to tour and perform at the biggest comedy clubs in
the country. His comedy specials in “The Testicle Testaments” have sold thousands of
downloads, and have even made it to the Billboard Top 100. Diaz’s raw style of
comedy is highlighted on television with recurring sketch roles on “Stand Up Revolution”
and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Later this year, Diaz will release his new DVD/CD special -
which will surely top the charts once more.