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Carlos Mencia can now fit into dwarf sized clothes (Video)

Carlos Mencia can now fit into dwarf sized clothes (Video)

By | December 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | No comments

After honing his latest hour of stand-up comedy the last few years in relatively low-profile style, it seems Carlos Mencia isn't afraid to flaunt himself a little now. Hot on the heels of his latest comedy special New Territory and its DVD release on Dec. 6, TMZ caught the...

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Carlos Mencia addresses weight loss onstage: I don’t have AIDS, he jokes

Carlos Mencia addresses weight loss onstage: I don’t have AIDS, he jokes

By | October 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm | 12 comments

Believe it or not, Carlos Mencia is the 17th of 18 children, and was born in Honduras. As an infant he was sent to the US to be raised by an aunt and uncle in the Maravilla Projects in Los Angeles," but went back to Honduras as a teenager to get away from the gang culture in his...

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Amazing new video shows the outing of a joke thief

By | May 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm | 50 comments

"There is only one rule in comedy: You don't steal jokes." says Eric Gruber, host of the Mostly Normal Show at the Hollywood Improv Lab. Gruber at his own show outed former comedian Jason Garrett who stole, with no change in phrasing or performance, jokes from late comedian...

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Carlos Mencia opens Mexican restaurant

By | August 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm | 4 comments

Heading to Galveston, TX any time soon? If so, you could be one of the first customers at Maggie Rita’s Mexican Grill and Bar, the newest eatery opened by comedian Carlos Mencia. This is the third restaurant for the ethically-questionable comic, after opening restaurants in...

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Comedians police themselves when it comes to joke stealing, study says

By | July 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm | No comments

What happens when a comedian steals a joke? In most industries, creative material is effectively policed by Intellectual Property (IP) laws, putting a type of copyright on original material. However, in the chapter "Intellectual Property Norms in Stand-Up Comedy,” which will...

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Carlos Mencia and Cedric sign sitcom deals with ABC

By | January 6, 2010 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments

Comedians Carlos Mencia and Cedric the Entertainer have inked sitcom deals with the ABC network. Mr. Mencia’s show will center on a his life in a large immigrant family. Mr. The Entertainer’s show will focus on his character, a retired baseball player working as a radio...

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Taking Stock: Tolerated Joke Theft

By | April 30, 2007 at 7:45 am | One comment

Joke stealing has been getting a lot of attention lately, due to the battle between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia. Joke theft is always going to exist, for the simple reason that stealing jokes is a lot easier than writing them. But there's a brand of purloined punch line that...

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