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]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.