Joe Rogan has plans to leave “overpopulated” L.A. for “buck wild” Texas.
Rogan announced his imminent departure while interviewing Spartan Death Race CEO, Joe De Sena, on Friday. He chose Texas for its location at the center of the country, which would make travelling to both coasts much easier, but also because the state is “somewhere where you have a little bit more freedom.”
The Joe Rogan Experience host cited the Covid-19 as a prompt to make the move. He believes the pandemic has exposed that the overcrowding of L.A., which is home to a population of over four million people, is causing people to catch the virus.
Rogan told De Sena, “When you look at the traffic, when you look at the economic despair, when you look at the homelessness problem that’s accelerated radically over the last six, seven, ten years, I think there’s too many people here.”
Frustrated by the constrictive lockdown in California, he brought up the idea of moving during a May episode of his show, expressing his dismay that standup comedy may be sidelined. “If they really say we can’t do stand up until 2022,” he said seriously, “I might jet, I’m not kidding.”
Rogan was mum about the details of where in Texas he plans to live, but will be moving his show there and is excited about the prospect of being able perform at live comedy shows.
“Texas is buck wild, bro. You can bring a gun.” He went on to say, “If California continues to be this restrictive, I don’t know if this is a good place to live.”