Here are some key details on the “Sober October” crew:
- Sober October is a yearly challenge started by comedian Joe Rogan where participants abstain from alcohol for the month of October.
- Joe Rogan invites friends to join him each year. The group supporting him is informally known as the “Sober October Crew.”
- Comedian Tom Segura has participated every year since 2018. He is known for his deadpan humor.
- Bert Kreischer is a stand-up comic and reality TV host who joined starting in 2019. Called “The Machine” for his party lifestyle.
- Ari Shaffir is a provocative stand-up comedian and Rogan’s close friend who helped found the challenge.
- UFC commentator Joe Rogan acts as the ringleader each year, recording podcasts and viral videos tracking everyone’s sobriety.
- The group raises money for charity through sponsorship, typically earning over $1 million each year for causes like animal rescue.
- They document the challenge through social media, sharing struggles but also engaging in extreme fitness goals and other self-improvement.
- The comedians turn abstaining from alcohol into entertaining content, supporting each other while attracting audiences.