“Joe Rogan Had No Idea About This” – Rockstar Games Partnership Proposed by JRE Podcast Producer Brian Redban in 2011 Was Meant as a Surprise for Joe Rogan

Published 11/07/2022, 2:00 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – APRIL 09: Joe Rogan looks on during the UFC 273 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 09, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Joe Rogan is definitely one of the most renowned faces in the UFC. The comedian, podcaster, and former TV presenter boast unmatched fame owing to his multi-directional works. Rogan’s podcast, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ is one of the most viewed podcasts on Spotify.

It has also bagged the supreme spot on Spotify’s ‘Top Podcasts’ list multiple times. This is all due to the hard work Rogan and the Joe Rogan Experience producer Brian Redban put into it.


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recently, the co-producer of ‘JRE’, Brian Redban, took to Twitter and posted about his secret idea to reach out to more people with ‘JRE’ in 2011, which Joe Rogan was unaware of.

Brian Redban planned to take ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ to the virtual world

The entire plan was being worked out without Rogan even knowing it. Brian Redban came up with the innovative idea of collaborating with the virtual world of gaming.

As an attempt to reach out to people in new ways, the ‘co-producer of ‘JRE” wrote to the famous game-developing organization, ‘Rockstar Games’ in 2011. Redban put up an offer of including all of his content along with ‘JRE’ as a radio station.

PASADENA, CA – APRIL 17: Comedian Joe Rogan performs during his appearance at The Ice House Comedy Club on April 17, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images)

In the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ series, there is a feature in the game which enables the player to listen to and interchange between radio channels whenever he drives a car.

In most GTA editions, the radio channels have some stuff playing in them. And Redban once suggested the inclusion of all his produced content in the game as a car radio station.

Brian Redban shared his communication with Rockstar Games

Redban tweeted a screenshot of the mail that he had sent to Rockstar Games in 2011 regarding this idea. He captioned his Tweet, “This is a real email…@joerogan had no idea about this… I was just hustling..@RockstarGames”


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The world of gaining was really starting to grow in 2011, a lot of people would actually appreciate Redban’s having this innovative idea back in 2011.


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How do you think Joe Rogan would have reacted to Redban’s new audience-gaining venture?



Souvik Roy

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Souvik Roy is currently a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. An avid UFC follower, Souvik combined his love for the sport and his passion for words to turn his interest into his Livelihood. A Diploma holder in Electrical Engineering, Souvik has worked as a Freelance Link Builder and Content Writer previously and wrote for various clients and businesses.

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