- A Not-So-Funny Look at 6 Comedians Accused of Plagiarism
- Joe Rogan Returns to The Comedy Store After Carlos Mencia Incident!
A Not-So-Funny Look at 6 Comedians Accused of Plagiarism
Joe Rogan VS Carlos Mencia, ONSTAGE VIDEO.and get what to do with leftover sweet and sour meatballs
It's an immutable law of comedy—under no circumstances may a comic use another performer's material. Naturally, with so many comics making observations about the world around them, similarities are bound to exist between one guy's airplane food joke and another's. Allegations of joke lifting are common, with top-tier talent like Conan O'Brien and Amy Schumer often having accusations thrown their way Schumer, for her part, vehemently denies any thievery. But throughout standup's history, some similarities have been too close to ignore. The late, great star of stage, screen, radio and TV was once the nation's most popular comedian, earning him a year television contract with NBC and the endearing nickname Uncle Miltie. Fellow legend and occasional enemy Bob Hope once remarked that Berle "never heard a joke he didn't steal.
Performing for a sold out crowd at the Tropicana Showroom, Carlos Mencia, kept the audience in tears from laughter. Although the topics were quite racy and somewhat inappropriate, he also offered nuggets of advice between jokes to show his more 'human' side, and the fans loved it. After the show, Mencia stayed for over an hour taking pictures with everyone who waited in line, and from our NJ. Mencia: It was awesome and better than last time. Great crowd, great reaction, it was just amazing.
Read on for the full story. In stand-up comedy, joke thieves are the equivalent to pasty faced, handle-bar mustache wearing villians who tie up women and throw them on train tracks. Carlos Mencia was one of the most notorious of these villains while on the road to becoming one of the biggest names in comedy. Joe Rogan explains it in more detail on his own blog post here. To have your joke stolen means having to generate new material for sets, sometimes right before a show that can make or break your career. Nobody wants to be known as a joke thief for any reason. A comedian spends hours, sometimes even days or years, coming up with a perfect joke or a perfect set.
Joe Rogan Returns to The Comedy Store After Carlos Mencia Incident!
General Discussion Thread. Recommended reading: latest rules discussion. With almost a million and a half hits, this is the video that defined what a joke thief is.
Ned Arnel Mencia born October 22, , known professionally as Carlos Mencia and previously Ned Holness  is a Honduran-born American comedian , writer, and actor known for stealing jokes. His style of comedy is often political and involves issues of race , culture , criminal justice , and social class. He is best known as the host of the Comedy Central show Mind of Mencia which produced four seasons before being cancelled in Around this time, Mencia received several accusations of plagiarism in his stand-up routines. By his own admission, staying out of trouble was difficult while growing up, but with the help of his family, he excelled in school and stayed out of gangs. He has an older brother named Joseph Mencia who often appeared on Mind of Mencia. Mencia followed up Loco Slam by hosting Funny is Funny!