- Grew up in New Jersey, San Francisco and Boston, where he started his stand-up career.
- Holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
- Won the lightweight division of the U.S. Open Tae Kwon Do Championship at 19, and later claimed the Grand Championship by beating the middleweight and heavyweight titleholders.
- Was a series regular on the '90s sitcoms Hardball and NewsRadio.
- Released his first comedy album, Someday I'll Be Dead, in 2000.
- Officiated at the wedding of two Fear Factor contestants in 2004, after becoming an ordained minister through the Internet.
- Sometimes serves as an Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator.
- Launched a weekly podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, in 2009.
- Founded Higher Primate clothing in 2010.