My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way + Joe Rogan Are Cousins
Even the most hardcore My Chemical Romance fans probably didn't know this: Gerard Way, brother Mikey Way and comedian, UFC commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan are cousins.
The news was confirmed by Rogan on episode 1,372 of the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast (video below) after his guest, filmmaker Kevin Smith, prodded him for information. "I got to ask a question on behalf of somebody else," Smith prefaced, speaking in sentence fragments when he continued, "Your grandmother named Josie... Gerard Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance..."
"Yes, yes — we're related," Rogan replied. "That's what [Way] said. I was like 'I'm going to do Joe Rogan' and he goes, 'I don't have 100 percent confirmation on this, but I'm pretty sure Joe Rogan is my cousin because my Aunt Josie was his grandmother.'"
Despite being in the same family, Rogan relayed, "I don't know him, but we're cousins," to which Smith spoke about how crazy it was that two people from the same family wound up to be incredibly famous and don't know each other. "You've got to have him on, he's fascinating. He's good, he'd be a great guest," urged Smith.
The reason for Smith's appearance on the podcast was to promote his new movie, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which is in theaters now. He's also plotting the release of Clerks 3, which will reportedly be scored by the My Chemical Romance frontman.
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