Joe Rogan Is Already Clashing with the Austin Comedy Scene
A slur-laden set at The Creek and The Cave led to a drag show’s departure.
CW: transphobic, homophobic, and racist language. You may recall that Joe Rogan moved to Austin last summer, where he has since purchased a comedy club and declared his intention to create a comedy utopia in the city. You may also recall that The Creek and The Cave recently reopened in Austin after shutting down its New York City location early in the pandemic. Here's how all that’s going. On May 24th, during one of Rogan's now-regular shows at The Creek, the podcaster delivered a set laden with homophobic and transphobic slurs while the cast of the next show, a popular Austin drag show called Sad Girls Only, was backstage. “They were in the green room getting ready while able to hear his set, where he was actively using slurs like f—-t and tr––y," said Ky Krebs, an Austin comic who was
Jun 11 2021
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