LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08: Commentator Joe Rogan speaks during weigh-ins for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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Joe Rogan returns to Atlanta for stand-up at Georgia World Congress Center April 12

Originally posted Monday, March 11, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The king of podcasting Joe Rogan is coming to the Sidney Marcus auditorium at the Georgia World Congress Center Friday, April 12.

Tickets go on sale for the former “Fear Factor” host and mixed martial arts commentator on Wednesday at noon at livenation.com. Prices are $55 plus fees. 

Rogan found his voice in podcast land almost 10 years ago. He estimated a couple of years ago that he received more than 30 million downloads a month. He often just talks for two or three hours daily with no script. 

One fan on Medium cites multiple reasons why Rogan’s podcast is so popular: he’s human. He brings humor and relatability. He asks good questions of guests. He hits both serious topics and ridiculous ones. And he is open minded. 

The Sidney Marcus Auditorium, which fits about 1,700 people, is smaller than the location he usually goes to, the Tabernacle (up to 2,600, though fewer if there is seating on the floor.). 

The Tabernacle, by the way, already has rapper DMX on April 12, which may be why Rogan chose this alternative location, which is in walking distance from the Tabernacle and possesses far less personality. (Other options  of comparable size are already filled that night. The Roxy at 3,600 capacity has country singer Jamey Johnson. Buckhead Theatre at 1,800 has Bad Suns. Joan Baez is at Atlanta Symphony Hall, capacity 1,762. Cobb Energy Centre at 2,750 has the Shen Yun Chinese dance and music company.)

Rogan, 51, was last at the Tabernacle in 2017. He also taped a Showtime special there in 2015.

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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