Joe Rogan's First Paid Gig Was In Pittsfield

Joe Rogan started uploading podcasting videos to YouTube in his basement about fifteen years ago. The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) launched in 2009 a...

September 5, 2023
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Joe Rogan started uploading podcasting videos to YouTube in his basement about fifteen years ago. The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) launched in 2009 and now Rogan is worth a cool $120M. The Spotify deal is largely to credit for this, as he can earn $100,000 an episode! The iconic podcaster is also a comedian who's first paid stand-up gig was in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Pittsfield is the epicenter and only big city in Berkshire County. Back then, you could make a decent living as a comic in the Boston area, but you had to do a lot of driving, and much of what I did was way out in Western Mass.

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