Not only is the Ultimate Fighting Championship making its long anticipated return to Buffalo with a major card at KeyBank Center on April 8, but fight-night commentator, podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan will tickle funny bones with two shows at Shea’s Performing Arts Center on April 7.
Mixed-martial arts and comedy have always been a part of Rogan’s life. He began practicing Tae Kwon Do when he was 13 and won several championships in his teenage years. His MMA classmates encouraged the funny Rogan to try stand-up comedy, and, again, he quickly made a name for himself onstage as well. Rogan’s fifth comedy special, “Triggered,” just debuted on Netflix last year.
His love of mixed-martial arts led to a color commentary job for the UFC in 2002. While with the UFC, Rogan was one of the key voices of the sport as it exploded into the mainstream over the past decade.
Rogan starred on the critically acclaimed NBC sitcom, “Newsradio,” throughout the 1990s. During the early reality show boom, he also hosted NBC’s “Fear Factor.” He is currently the host of his own podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which is one of the most popular audio programs on iTunes in any genre.
Rogan will perform at 8:30 and 11 p.m. April 7 at Shea's. Both shows are sold out.