The ‘Pineapple Express’ comedian and writer appeared on the UK talk show Good Morning Britain to promote his new collection of ‘Yearbook’ essays and also shared his thoughts on learning from mistakes in the music industry. comedy. Host Susanna Reid asked Rogen if he thinks some of the more controversial jokes from his older films hold.
“There are some jokes that certainly haven’t aged well, but I think that’s the nature of comedy,” Rogen told Good Morning Britain. “I think conceptually these movies sound good, and I think there’s a reason they lasted as long as people watch and still enjoy them today. Jokes aren’t necessarily designed to last. “
He added that he doesn’t understand comedians accusing them of canceling culture or changing society’s standards for their jokes that don’t work well with current audiences.
“For me, when I see comedians complaining about this stuff, I don’t understand what they’re complaining about. If you made a joke that got terribly old, accept it. And if you don’t think he’s aged terribly, say so, ”Rogan said. “Saying terrible things is bad. So if you said something terrible then it’s something you should face… I don’t think that cancels the culture.
Reid asked Rogen if he would ever feel the need to go back and delete all the old jokes from his Twitter account, but Rogen said no. “I was never a comedian who made jokes that were really designed to target groups that were subjugated in some way or another,” he told Reid.
Rogen actually got kicked after early coverage of her interview and said that a Sky News headline using a quote from her interview about smoking marijuana every day “made me laugh. out loud. “The avid potter and cannabis entrepreneur also said that he believes that after more than 20 years in the film and comedy industry, it is essential to consider the comments of others about your work. “One of the things that goes with being an artist, and if you don’t like it, then don’t be a comedian anymore,” Rogan said in the interview. “For me, it’s not worth complaining as I see other comedians complaining. ”