Could Joe Rogan actually be the next host of Jeopardy? - Dexerto
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Could Joe Rogan actually be the next host of Jeopardy?

Published: 12/Nov/2020 17:52

by Georgina Smith

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Joe Rogan has rather surprisingly cropped up as a possible name to become the new host of game-show Jeopardy among a list of famous faces, though the odds don’t look to be in his favor.

After the passing of beloved Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, people have been speculating over who is set to take on the big responsibility of hosting the show, and some of the names that have come up have been interesting to say the least.

The show is based on a general knowledge quiz format, and the newest version has been running since 1984. Though the earliest episodes of the show date back as far as the 1960s, and it has naturally become an iconic cultural phenomenon in that time.

Joe Rogan Kanye West interview
Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan’s guest list includes a host of famous faces such as Kanye West.

In a sportsbook’s list of possible contenders for the position of presenter shared by Steven Zeitchik, people were given a glimpse into who the front runners were for the role, some of the most likely choices including Ken Jennings, the player with the longest Jeopardy streak of 74 games.

But one surprising name appears at the bottom of the list – Joe Rogan. Rogan has made a huge name for himself primarily via his hugely successful podcast ‘the Joe Rogan Experience’ in which he interviews a range of high profile figures from multiple industries, garnering him a substantial 10 million subscribers.

Rogan was even touted as a potential candidate by the New York Times, who highlighted a number of fans who had wishes of the Podcaster taking up the mantle.

The ease at which he handles a variety of personalities would certainly seem to set him up to be a decent game show host – though the odds aren’t looking too great for Rogan at an unlikely 66/1.

While the odds remain very low, his presence on the list has got people talking, with some people all for the idea of their favorite podcast host taking on a new challenge, and others dead against the idea.

Rogan has not personally thrown his name out for consideration, but it has got people thinking about which unlikely celebs they’d like to host the popular game show.

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Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun

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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

Joe Rogan interviewing Conor mcgregor
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From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”