Joe DeRosa broke the news about the future of his podcast, Down With Joe DeRosa this week, saying that he was ending it. For those that subscribe to the podcast know that he’s strayed away from his format of one guest, one topic, one hour quite often lately. Choosing rather to incorporate crossover episodes with other podcasts and exploring ideas for Emotional Hangs podcast with fellow comedian and friend, Kurt Braunohler.
DeRosa was a recent guest on Alison Rosen’s podcast, Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend for a taping of one of said crossover podcast episodes. It was there that DeRosa revealed that after 65 episodes of Down With Joe DeRosa, he plans on ending the podcast. His reasoning being that he felt the premise of the show had run its course, he said what he needed to say, and it was time to move on. “I’m not feeling my show,” he stated, adding, “This now will be the episode where I announce to the fans that my show is ending. I haven’t said it yet.” However, this will not be the end of his podcasting era as he plans to continue Emotional Hangs with Braunohler and has desires to begin a podcast about his love of horror and sci-films.
While the news of DeRosa ending his podcast was a big one for fans to hear, DeRosa wasn’t finished with the reveals. While many topics were covered with Rosen, when it came to issues with DeRosa’s beef with Anthony Cumia, the comedian attempted to clarify statements about said beef that stemmed from Cumia’s firing from SiriusXM over racially charged Twitter rant. DeRosa approached the conversation openly and frankly, stating it was, “quite the falling out.”
DeRosa said that at the time he was dealing with a family death and felt badly timed pestering from O&A fans to support Cumia. This compounded with DeRosa’s personal life and the time he felt it was best for him to distance himself from the entire situation, which he did publicly on Joe Rogan’s podcast, and added fuel to the fire. There were some conversations that happened away from public forums and even a summit on Cumia’s show, but every time a supposed resolution happened, he would later learn otherwise. DeRosa added he now feels differently about the situation and it could’ve been handled better by all sides. He chalked most of the events up to his mindset at the time. The tension still appears today from at least Cumia’s fanbase. In the end, DeRosa stated it’s all about a few adults (including himself) operating via means that children often do. Taking as much blame for the situation as anyone else.
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