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Joe Rogan Returns to Stand-Up Stage, Mocks His Controversies


Joe Rogan returned to the stand-up stage Tuesday night with a self-deprecating set that mocked and discussed his recent newsmaking.

Headlining an intimate show in Austin, Texas, before a rapturous crowd of fans, the embattled comic and podcaster tackled his controversies — particularly the widely circulated viral video of the comedian using the N-word on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.

"I used to say it if [I was talking about] a Richard Pryor bit or something, I would say it in context," Rogan said. "Somebody made a compilation of every time I said that word over 14 years and they put it on YouTube, and it turned out that was racist as fuck. Even to me! I'm me and I'm watching it saying, 'Stop saying it!' I put my cursor over the video and I'm like, 'Four more minutes?!'