NEW YORK, March 8, 2010 — Joe Rogan takes on religion, Darwinism and more in his stand-up special “Talking Monkeys in Space” which was filmed at the Southern Theater in Columbus, OH. The “Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space” CD will be released by COMEDY CENTRAL Records and the separate “Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space” extended and uncensored DVD will be released by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. Each will be available in stores nationwide on Tuesday, March 30. “Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space” will be also available, extended and uncensored, on download-to-own platforms including iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand, as well as in standard and high definition versions on Xbox Live Marketplace, Zune and PlayStation Store.
The COMEDY CENTRAL premiere of “Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space,” a one-hour stand-up special, airs on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
“Talking Monkeys in Space” features Rogan’s classic trademark of sharply insightful comedy delivered in straightforward and hard-edge style, tackling countless cultural taboos such as gay marriage, marijuana use and the anti-evolution debate.
“Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space” CD contains 14 bonus tracks of Q & A with Rogan.
“Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space” DVD is extended and uncensored with over 25 minutes of never-before-seen footage from the special. The DVD also contains over 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus material. “Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space” will be also available, extended and uncensored, on download-to-own platforms including iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand, as well as in standard and high definition versions on Xbox Live Marketplace, Zune and PlayStation Store.
With a successful history as a television host and over 20 years of performing stand-up comedy, Rogan has proven to be a major player in the entertainment industry. The Guardian newspaper called Rogan, “One of the most complex and exciting stand-ups working in America today.” Rogan’s first hour special, “Joe Rogan Live,” which premiered on Showtime in 2007, is available on DVD. He released two critically-acclaimed CDs, “Shiny Happy Jihad” (2007-Comedy Central Records) and “I’m Gonna Be Dead Some Day” (2000-Warner Bros. Records).
Since 2002, Rogan provides color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay-Per-View and Spike TV. He was the host of the hugely successful reality show, “Fear Factor,” for six seasons on NBC and played Joe Garrelli, the resident electrician on the hit NBC comedy series “NewsRadio.” Rogan’s personal blog featuring daily posts is available at www.JoeRogan.net.
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