Joe Rogan’s futuristic red studio that looks like the waiting area for a sci-fi roller coaster is no more. Rogan first teased his original studio he created when he moved to Texas last summer, which looks like “the inside of a psychedelic spacecraft meets the cover of a Tool album.” Rogan debuted the new studio that looked like a gaming PC designed by Darth Maul last September. The studio that looks like the inside of an energy drink named “Volcano Rumble” was widely poo-pooed by JRE fans. But Rogan rectified the situation by renovating his fire-red studio.
Rogan unveiled his refurnished studio in Austin this past weekend with the help of his fellow comedian and friend Tom Segura, who was his guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. Segura posted a photo on Instagram of the totally revamped studio with the caption: “New studio, who dis?”
The new studio has a shiplap wall that is highlighted by a neon sign that says: “The Joe Rogan Experience.” There is wording below that says: “Austin Texas or Bust.” Most importantly, there is a neon UFO abducting a human, which is appropriate since some of Rogan’s most popular interviews are with alleged Area 51 worker Bob Lazar and U.S. Navy Commander David Fravor who claims to have engaged an unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP). I guess its a lot easier to create a neon sign for a UFO than a DMT molecule.
The sign was created for Rogan by Austin-based artist Todd Sanders of Roadhouse Relics, who wrote: “Our latest creation, a 50s era neon spaceship abducting @joerogan, tattoos and headphones intact. Proud to have made this piece as a commission for @ways2well to welcome Joe to our city. Austin, Texas or Bust!”
During the podcast with Segura, Rogan explained the new motiff, “I mixed it up. A little bit of the old, a little new. A little bit of alien sh*t.”
“It looks cool, but it might not be the right spot for it, we’ll figure that out,” Rogan said of the huge UFO neon sign, according to Heavy. “It’s a little odd though, me and then a big neon thing of my name right behind me. It’s a little obnoxious. I looked at the image on the screen and I was like, ‘Oh that’s not what I was hoping.’ It looks dope, it’s a cool sign, but I don’t know if it’s the right background.”
This comes soon after the reports that Rogan is planning on opening a stand-up comedy club in Austin.
Rogan moved from the Los Angeles area into a $14.4 million lakefront mansion in Austin last year.
“I just want to go somewhere in the center of the country, somewhere it’s easier to travel to both places, and somewhere where you have a little bit more freedom,” Rogan explained. “I think that where we live right here in Los Angeles is overcrowded and I think most of the time that’s not a problem. But I think it’s exposing the fact that it’s a real issue when you look at the number of people that are catching COVID because of this overpopulation issue. 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 are too many people here.”