Joe Rogan says 'The Hangover' was the last great comedy movie after 'wokeness killed the genre'

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By stefan armitage

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Joe Rogan has sparked a debate after claiming that "wokeness killed the comedy movie".

In episode 1789 of his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, the sports commentator was joined by comedian and writer Tom Papa. During their conversation, the duo started a discussion around movies - or, more specifically, comedy movies.

Introducing the subject, 54-year-old Rogan asked: "What was the last good comedy movie that was released?"

As Papa struggled to come up with a quick answer, Rogan continued: "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."

Rogan then states: "It’s like wokeness killed the comedy movie in a lot of ways."

Agreeing with the host's point, Papa says: "It did. People are... they’re just not making them."

Reiterating his original question, Rogan once again asks: "What was the last great comedy movie?"

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The pair then starts throwing around some movies, such as Step Brothers, This Is The End, and Project X.

Rogan then asks: "Do woke people make comedy? Is there a woke comedy movie? Is there even an attempt? Is there even an attempt at a politically correct comedy movie? They just stopped making comedy movies."

Papa then makes a point of saying: "You can make a great comedy movie without being rapey or homophobic."

After a brief discussion on whether or not certain movies could be made today, Rogan - clearly stumped - once again asks his guest: "When was the last great comedy movie?? When people were roaring in the movie theater?"

"It's weird that we're struggling," Papa replies.

After Rogan says "it's like the genre's been murdered", the group then comes to the conclusion that The Hangover was the last great comedy movie, with the franchise's final installment - The Hangover Part III - coming out nine years ago in 2013.

(Although, I'd argue all day that Part III is nowhere near as good as Parts I and II. Sign me up for the podcast.)

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The Hangover certainly has a special place in the hearts of fans, with the movie grossing $467 million worldwide, winning a Golden Globe, and becoming the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever in the United States... until Part II broke that record.

Over on Twitter, Rogan's comments certainly sparked a debate, with people trying to name a great comedy that's come out after The Hangover.

One person suggested Borat 2, another said The Wrong Missy... but considering those are awful movies, it looks like The Hangover really is the last great comedy movie.

With regards to Rogan's comments on "wokeness" killing the genre, there were some people who agreed, with one person tweeting: "Wow! Rogan just made me realize that 'wokeness' and 'social media' KILLED the comedy movie."

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Another Twitter user added: "Seriously. I went through all the lists. I couldn't find anything that was good since 2013. It's f***ing insane. From 2005 to 2010 there was a s**t ton. The smart phones destroyed society. I'm f***ing done."

Others disagreed, simply saying that people's attitudes change, and what was considered funny then isn't considered funny now.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Joe Rogan says 'The Hangover' was the last great comedy movie after 'wokeness killed the genre'

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Joe Rogan has sparked a debate after claiming that "wokeness killed the comedy movie".

In episode 1789 of his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, the sports commentator was joined by comedian and writer Tom Papa. During their conversation, the duo started a discussion around movies - or, more specifically, comedy movies.

Introducing the subject, 54-year-old Rogan asked: "What was the last good comedy movie that was released?"

As Papa struggled to come up with a quick answer, Rogan continued: "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."

Rogan then states: "It’s like wokeness killed the comedy movie in a lot of ways."

Agreeing with the host's point, Papa says: "It did. People are... they’re just not making them."

Reiterating his original question, Rogan once again asks: "What was the last great comedy movie?"

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/MythinformedMKE/status/1501558438039638016]]

The pair then starts throwing around some movies, such as Step Brothers, This Is The End, and Project X.

Rogan then asks: "Do woke people make comedy? Is there a woke comedy movie? Is there even an attempt? Is there even an attempt at a politically correct comedy movie? They just stopped making comedy movies."

Papa then makes a point of saying: "You can make a great comedy movie without being rapey or homophobic."

After a brief discussion on whether or not certain movies could be made today, Rogan - clearly stumped - once again asks his guest: "When was the last great comedy movie?? When people were roaring in the movie theater?"

"It's weird that we're struggling," Papa replies.

After Rogan says "it's like the genre's been murdered", the group then comes to the conclusion that The Hangover was the last great comedy movie, with the franchise's final installment - The Hangover Part III - coming out nine years ago in 2013.

(Although, I'd argue all day that Part III is nowhere near as good as Parts I and II. Sign me up for the podcast.)

[[imagecaption|| Credit: Allstar Picture Library Ltd. / Alamy]]

The Hangover certainly has a special place in the hearts of fans, with the movie grossing $467 million worldwide, winning a Golden Globe, and becoming the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever in the United States... until Part II broke that record.

Over on Twitter, Rogan's comments certainly sparked a debate, with people trying to name a great comedy that's come out after The Hangover.

One person suggested Borat 2, another said The Wrong Missy... but considering those are awful movies, it looks like The Hangover really is the last great comedy movie.

With regards to Rogan's comments on "wokeness" killing the genre, there were some people who agreed, with one person tweeting: "Wow! Rogan just made me realize that 'wokeness' and 'social media' KILLED the comedy movie."

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/_TRUTHSEEK3R/status/1501769661754404865]]

Another Twitter user added: "Seriously. I went through all the lists. I couldn't find anything that was good since 2013. It's f***ing insane. From 2005 to 2010 there was a s**t ton. The smart phones destroyed society. I'm f***ing done."

Others disagreed, simply saying that people's attitudes change, and what was considered funny then isn't considered funny now.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy