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When you think of hot comedy destination spots, you likely think of places like San Francisco, Atlanta or Boston. But a new citizen of the Lone Star State is looking to push Austin into the spotlight.

Joe Rogan, the man who made having your own podcast seem like a very, very good idea, is opening up a comedy club in West Austin. He has the money to really make it work, so I'm thrilled he decided to become a patron of comedy in the state I love best.

According to Austonia.com:

Though rumors have also previously suggested he's purchased the now closed Alamo Ritz and the soon to reopen Cap City Comedy, multiple sources, who asked to remain anonymous, told Austonia that the new home to Rogan's latest endeavor is the One World Theatre. Located at 7701 Bee Cave Road, the theater is a convenient 10-minute drive from Rogan's $14.4 million dollar Westlake Hills mansion.

Of course, comedy isn't becoming a new phenomenon in Texas. I'd argue one of the finest comedians of all time sprung up out of Houston. Bill Hicks was not only funny, he was nearly a cult figure to his fans, myself included. His edgy delivery, coupled with his near psychedelic wisdom, made for an entertaining and edifying set.

Other massively popular Texas comedians include Bill Engvall, Jamie Foxx, Sam Kinison and Ron White. And everyone forgets that Steve Martin was born in Waco, Texas.

Joe Rogan has been performing around Austin since his move there, and in spite of being one of those Californians who's infiltrating our homeland, his investment in comedy and culture in our state makes him a keeper.

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