Joe Rogan (Dan Dion)

The DL on Joe Rogan’s new Comedy Central special ‘Rocky Mountain High’

Comedian Joe Rogan returns to Comedy Central Nov. 21 (10 p.m. MST) in a one-hour special filmed at the downtown Denver Comedy Works. His affection for Denver and, particularly, for the city’s newfound embrace of legal recreational weed, are recurring themes.

His point is, if you’re not paranoid, you’re not paying attention.

On the subject of marijuana, he riffs about the discomfort of eating a pot cookie and boarding an airplane. “Getting paranoid? That’s the best part. We’re on a giant ball that’s spinning in space and nobody talks about it!… We’re spinning in infinity and it doesn’t come up.”

Is everyone in Denver high? Yes, everyone is quite high — according to the Nix Brothers’ short film “Mile High”