top of page
  • Writer's pictureAOD staff

Joe Rogan Says ‘Wokeness’ Killed Comedy, Claims 2009’s ‘The Hangover’ Last Great Comedy Ever Made

According to Joe Rogan, the 2009 comedy film The Hangover is the last great comedy ever made.

The podcast host claimed that in more than a decade there hasn't been a good comedy for more than a decade on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.

“What was the last really good comedy movie?” Rogan asked his guest Tom Papa. “It used to be you would be able to — There’s Something About Mary, Kingpin. You just snap ’em off. You knew what they were. It’s like wokeness killed the comedy movie in a lot of ways.”

'This Is the End', starring James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogan, was Rogan's suggestion for the last great comedy.

“This might be the last of the Mohicans,” Rogan said of the movie.

Then Papa suggested that Project X, the 2012 film about a house party gone awry, was one of the last great comedies.

“Is there a woke comedy movie? Is there even an attempt?” Rogan asked, “Is there even an attempt at a politically correct comedy movie? They just stopped making comedy movies.”

Papa argued that one can still make a funny movie “without being rapey and homophobic.”

“But it’s not just that, it’s like all abhorrent behavior,” Rogan responded.

The two went on to brainstorm “the last great comedy movie,” eventually landing on 2009 hit The Hangover.

“Wooooow,” Rogan exclaimed. “They murdered the comedy movie.”

Blockbuster comedies, such as Booksmart, 21 Jump Street, and many Adam McKay films, have certainly dominated the box office since 2009.

bottom of page