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Comedian Joe Rogan Welcomes Daughter, Says Babies Are Like Aliens

07/24/2008 at 08:00 AM ET

Joe_roganIn better-late-than-never news, comedian Joe Rogan is a dad.  The former Fear Factor host and his longtime girlfriend welcomed a daughter in May, an experience Joe considers "the most rewarding thing ever," if not a little bit strange because parenthood is "not what everyone says it is."

Babies, especially newborn babies, are so odd because they can’t talk or communicate –- they’re almost like aliens, like little aliens and you have to teach them to be people.

The 40-year-old is enjoying being a father and considers it to be "fascinating" even though "it’s the worst feeling" when his little girl cries, "because you have to figure out what she wants." While Joe may not know what his daughter needs all the time, he does know he would do anything for her.

It’s crazy how this little person that you just met, you’d do anything for.

Source: Orange County Register; Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage.

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JennB on

I love that quote about having to teach babies to be people. It’s true on so many levels.

He sounds like an excellent father already.

lora on

calling newborns odd and like aliens? ok
calling newborns like blobs? not ok.

Or maybe it is just who is saying it? I understand and agree with all descriptions. lol

Andi on

I never even knew he had a girlfriend? Who is she?
I like my JoRo… Congrats!

Heather Lynn on

Does anyone know his daughter’s name?

Jane on

Lora, I think it’s because in the context of what he is saying it is not meaning to be a rude thing. He’s just saying that having a child is hard, and it’s up to mum and dad to teach them all about the world. So in that sense they are like aliens.

Bancie1031 on

congratulations to them …. I was also wondering if anyone knew his daughter’s name and whom her mother is?

baby lover on

joe sounds absolutley thrilled about his new daugther! He’s a great dad and NO ONE should be criticizing him
About this! Congrats joe! I am thrilled for you!

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