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Joe Rogan's saga continues

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 16th 2007 3:29PM
joe roganThings are getting interesting for Joe Rogan, stand-up comedian and former host of Fear Factor. First, he was banned from The Comedy Store for getting up on stage and calling comedian Carlos Mencia a fraud (see the NSFW video here). Now, his agent has dropped him. On his personal website, Rogan explains that he and Mencia were represented by the same guy. That agent called Rogan yesterday to tell him that he had been forced to choose between the two clients, and he chose to stick with Carlos Mencia.

And that's not all. Via this agent, Rogan was told that Mencia is demanding an apology. Rogan laughs it off, saying, "I told them that was f***ing hilarious, and said it's been fun working with them."

So, what do you think? Should Rogan apologize?

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Melissa

Carlos Mencia will never apologize for being a thief, so why should Joe Rogan apologize for pointing it out? Carlos Mencia should also apologize for not being a very bright guy and certainly not a writer, yet continuing to take up stage time with the jokes he steals from people with actual talent. He's not even funny delivering the stolen jokes. He's loud, dumb and annoying. Using volume in lieu of being funny to appeal to people who are equally stupid. Unfortunately, there are more people like Carlos Mencia and his fans in the world, which is why we're in so much trouble. And while he's at it, Carlos Mencia should also apologize to the comedian Ari Shaffir for his dumb response when Shaffir called him on stealing his joke about Mexicans having to build the wall to keep out other Mexicans. Mencia's retarded response was: "You're Jewish, how can you do that joke?" He was too stupid to even deny that he stole it. (so in other words, even though Ari wrote the joke, it's not okay to do it since he's Jewish...it should be left to a Honduran-German to steal.

November 19 2007 at 2:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anders Baastrup

Comedians shouldn't steal each others material, of course not! But we need to look at Rogan's interest in making these accusations as well. To some extent I can understand that he is annoyed about other comedian's success - especially if they steal bits. In other words, that's using other people to climb to stardom, but what is Rogan doing? By lynching other comedians he is advertising himself, which is just as bad! What I don't like is his way of delivering his criticism - he is far too aggressive and seems to enjoy it too much - always making sure that his name and face is seen.

July 27 2007 at 4:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Terry

Interesting, although a somewhat illiterate response, Joemama. Since I have the brain today, and happened to stumble across this article while looking for something else, I'll go ahead and respond to your nearly month old rantings.
It's amusing that you would try to paint everyone who happens to think Joe is right on this issue with the same brush. Joe never asked me to do anything. Oh. Wait. He did ask his fans to visit The Comedy Store and have some great laughs even after they banned him. The same place he bought the sound system for out of his own pocket. The same place where he performed gratis numerous times.
While his agent at the time may have dropped him it is no surprise that within five minutes he was part of the William Morris agency.
As for that forty to fifty people comment, that you kept stressing, clearly you have not visited his website or myspace page. It is very obvious that Joe Rogan has a great deal more fans than the numbers you claim. That's very clear by the way his shows fill up everywhere he goes.
It's typical of humans that have no moral or intellectual ground to stand on to intiate insults. This, of course, leads to calling into the question the sexual orientation of your target much as Ned "Mencia" did that night when he called Joe up on stage after grabbing the microphone from another comic. It is the sign of desperation when confronted with the truth. To try to invoke anger in order to deflect the line of conversation where you cannot defend yourself without lying.
George Lopez had one of Ned's HBO specials taken off the air. Roughed Ned up a little backstage once too. Why? Because Ned used thirteen minutes of Georges material in that special.
Ned "Carlos" is a good performer. He really is. But he is a thief.

I have to courier the shared brain to the next Joe Rogan fan now.
Have a nice day!

March 24 2007 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joemama

you sver notice that all over the internet, whenever someone writes anything about Joe Rogan, his cronies from his forum show up to comment? Don't believe me? Look for the telltale signs. Dogmatic comments like Ned Holness, Carlos "Mansteelya." , etc....most of you never heard those terms before, but this won't be the last time you hear them.....Rogan, and his boytoy, Redban, gogle "Joe Rogan" several times a day...a bit of an ego problem...when they find anything written about Joe, they send everyone from Joe's forum to skew the average comments on the subject...so, 40 to 100 people form Joe's forum are responsible for 100 percent of all comments pro-Joe and anti-Carlos Mencia all over the internet...just look for the limited, dogmatic, responses that Joe's people make on all these comments....any responses that you see anywhere on the internet about Joe are the work of Joe, and Joe's boytoy, sending his moronic followers over to comment....let's see how long my comment takes to elicite a response from Joe's dogmatic minnions....read their dogmatic responses....not very original because they all share one brain between them.

March 04 2007 at 4:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Andrew

Are you kidding???!!!!! Should Joe apologize to whom and for what? I think NOT!!! If anything Carlos Mencia aka Ned Holness owes Joe an apology. Your lead in to this topic is a little misleading. Joe was onstage introducing another comic and called Carlos "Mansteelya." Then Carlos grabbed the mic from the comic that was going to go on and confronted Joe. There are quite a few audio and video files out there so you can hear/see for yourself that Carlos steels jokes from other comics.

Here is the link to "The Mikey Show" in San Diego where Carlos is "defending himself saying that he never steals material, and then he tries to be funny, and goes ahead and steals someone's material. The DJ, Mikey,..., says Carlos will never be back on his show again.
http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Carlos_Mencia_banned_from...Radio_Show

Click on the story on digg for the mp3, and then cut to the end for the payoff.

Or right click on this link and "save as": http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/SANDIEGO-CA/MSHO-IP/carlosmencia63006.mp3

February 27 2007 at 1:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chingon

rogan dude YOU GOT TO MUCH TIME IN YOUR HANDS AND NOT ENOUGH HAIR IN YOUR HEAD .PUTO!!!

February 21 2007 at 7:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Miles

How can people possibly assume a comedian sucks because of what they did on a reality TV show? Its not like the TV shows he's been on have been his original concept. That's like assuming an athlete sucked because of their color commentary. And just so you know, he doesn't use his "Italian Machismo". That might be because he's Irish, and from Boston.

February 18 2007 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JennyC

Kudos to Rogan. He made more of a fan of his. Mencia just made an ass of himself.

February 18 2007 at 9:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris

Apologize, who cares - I've got better things to do. . . like watch a third season of Mind of Mencia. When is it coming out anyway (its my chappell show replacement)

February 18 2007 at 5:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
justelise

If Rogan wants the people to see the truth he should probably start a blog and present the evidence in a logical timeline. Aside from the fact that Carlos Mencia is known as a stand-up comic before anything else is working to Rogan's detriment. Had Rogan been smart enough to avoid working outside of the stand-up industry, especially on Reality TV, he might have had a fighting chance. Now that the public has established him with a crappy reality show and an image that isn't remotely related to stand-up his credibility in this argument is kinda shot no matter if he is right or wrong. He has to present all of his evidence to the public with a time line that is easily established so he can gain support.

As far as him apologizing to Mencia is concerned? If i were him I wouldn't do jack until I had my case CLEARLY played out for the public. I'd then offer a public apology after having received one.

Anyone wonder what Comedy Central is thinking right now about Carlos' show?

February 17 2007 at 4:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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