Joe Rogan: Fear Factor “boring” but “a great paycheck”

Two years after NBC burned off episodes of Fear Factor and then cancelled the show, its host says he did the show only for the money, and that it was “boring.”

Joe Rogan told The Denver Post, “I enjoyed the money, but I didn’t enjoy doing the show. It was boring, and after a while, it was mindless. It’s not something I would look forward to, but it was a great paycheck.”

He’s now focused on stand-up. “I love performing, working on bits, honing them and seeing them evolve and grow. I don’t ever think of it as work. As a career and as far as what I’m known for, it’s that other stuff, but it definitely enhances my comedy,” he said.

Rogan still factoring in after “Fear” [Denver Post]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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