Joe Rogan is an American comedian, podcaster, and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator. He is best known for hosting The Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast in which he discusses current events, politics, science, and various other topics with guests. Rogan has been married to Jessica Ditzel since 2009. The couple has three daughters.

Rogan’s Early Life

Rogan was born in Newark, New Jersey, on August 11, 1967. He is the son of Joseph Rogan, a police officer, and Susan Rogan, a homemaker. Rogan has stated that he has Irish and Italian ancestry. He attended Newton South High School in Newton, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1985. After high school, Rogan moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy.

Rogan’s Career

Rogan began his comedy career in 1988, performing at open mics in Los Angeles. In 1995, he landed a role on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. Rogan played the character Joe Garelli, a dim-witted but lovable handyman. NewsRadio ran for five seasons, and Rogan’s performance earned him critical acclaim. After NewsRadio ended, Rogan continued to perform stand-up comedy and also began hosting his own podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

In 1997, Rogan joined the UFC as a color commentator. He has since become one of the most recognizable voices in the sport of MMA. Rogan is known for his enthusiastic and knowledgeable commentary, and he has been credited with helping to popularize the sport. In addition to his work in comedy and MMA, Rogan has also appeared in several films and television shows, including Fear Factor, The Simpsons, and Entourage.

Rogan’s Personal Life

Rogan has been married to Jessica Ditzel since 2009. The couple has three daughters. Rogan is also a stepfather to Ditzel’s two children from a previous relationship. Rogan and his family live in Austin, Texas.


Rogan has been involved in several controversies throughout his career. In 2011, he was accused of using a racial slur during a podcast episode. Rogan apologized for the incident and stated that he did not intend to be offensive. In 2013, Rogan was accused of using steroids. Rogan denied the allegations and stated that he has never taken steroids.

Despite the controversies, Rogan remains a popular and influential figure in the entertainment industry. His podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, is one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world. Rogan is also a respected commentator in the sport of MMA and a successful stand-up comedian.