Rogan makes no apologies for his act, his foul words or his apparent insensitivity -- to women, to gay men, to bad actors, to prepubescent Olympic athletes.
"There's nothing more stifling than not being able to talk about a topic," he says. "It's just wrong to not be able to say what's on your mind."
He doesn't need to apologize. For all of its obscenity, Rogan's act is, well, really funny. It's also on target.
"I'm gonna be dead someday, so I'm not wasting any time trying to make people comfortable with the truth," Rogan likes to say. (I'm Gonna Be Dead Someday is the title of his recent CD, which includes a musical track, "Voodoo Punnany.")
Rogan, who does wickedly accurate imitations of American womanhood, dismisses allegations that he's sexist or homophobic.
"You can't have blind allegiance to your gender, or any group, really," he says. "The way I see it, there are three types of people in this world -- morons, assholes and people you can hang out with."
If you can hang with that, you can hang with his show. -- Elan Head