The Joe Rogan Experience #1947 – Joe Rogan & Chris Distefano

Joe Rogan Chris Distefano

Chris Distefano

Chris Distefano is an American comedian. Primarily a stand-up comedian, Distefano began his career in entertainment on MTV and MTV2's shows Guy Code and Girl Code. Distefano's first hour-long standup special, Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist, was released in 2019 by Comedy Central. His second special, Speshy Weshy, premiered on Netflix in May 2022. Distefano co-hosts Hey Babe! podcast with Impractical Jokers's Sal Vulcano and hosts his own podcast, Chrissy Chaos.

Books Mentioned in JRE #1947 - Joe Rogan & Chris DIstefano:

Book Title: The Nazi Symbiosis: Human Genetics and Politics in The Third Reich

Author: Sheila Faith Weiss

Book Title: The Better Angels Of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Author: Steven Pinker

Book Title: Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Joe Rogan & Chris Distefano - Delving into Dark Tales

In an evocative segment of The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan was joined by comedian Chris Distefano for a discussion that treaded the fine line between dark real-life tales and humor. As they navigated the stories of some of history’s most notorious figures, the conversation offered a mix of chilling details, intriguing insights, and light-hearted jabs.

Stoicism, Ryan Holiday, and Unexpected Connections

The conversation kicked off with a discussion about stoicism, with Distefano expressing his admiration for the stoic Instagram account. This led to mentions of Ryan Holiday, a prominent figure in the world of stoicism. However, in a humorous twist, Distefano playfully likened Holiday’s appearance to that of a potential criminal, injecting a dose of humor into the serious conversation.

Ted Bundy: A Deep Dive into a Criminal Mind

Venturing into darker territory, the duo delved into the eerie world of Ted Bundy. Distefano touched upon the disturbing theory that Bundy might have studied crime in college, not out of academic interest, but to perfect his criminal pursuits. This chilling possibility, combined with the knowledge of Bundy’s heinous acts, painted a haunting picture of the depths of human depravity.


The conversation between Joe Rogan and Chris Distefano served as a reminder of the complex tapestry of human nature. While true crime stories have an undeniable allure, they also provide insights into the darker corners of the human psyche. Coupled with the balance of humor and seriousness, such discussions underscore the importance of understanding our history and the diverse range of human behaviors it encompasses.