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South Park Season Thirteen on DVD, and a New Microsite

by Nick Zaino, posted Mar 16th 2010 8:44AM
Eric Cartman from the Today is the day you can finally own epic episodes of 'South Park' like "Fishsticks," in which decimates Kanye West and Carlos Mencia (actually decapitates Mencia), "The Coon," which is Cartman's superhero identity, and "Whale Whores," which shows the 'Whale Wars' crew as selfish asses. Yes, season thirteen is out on DVD and Bluray today, a day before season fourteen debuts on Comedy Central.

The rollout for these feels a bit like an old infomercial. But wait! That's not all! In addition to the DVD, which features some deleted scenes and a short feature touring the South Park Studios, you also get a microsite dedicated to season thirteen. There, you can get a bunch of 'South Park' goodies like wallpaper and ringtones (including West's "Gay Fish Song").

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Carlos Mencia on Shoe Size and the Sexes (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 12th 2010 4:30PM
According to Carlos Mencia, there actually is a direct correlation between a man's shoe size and the size of his ... um ... you-know-what. But, this rule does not apply in any way to women, he said on 'The Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

When Wendy Williams admits she wears shoes in the 11-12 range, Mencia replies, "But it's okay, though. There's no correlation for women ... When a guy says, 'I have a [size] five shoe,' women are like, 'Oh, no!'"

Watch the video after the jump.

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ABC Picks Up Comedies From Carlos Mencia, Cedric the Entertainer

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 6th 2010 11:30AM
It's a well tested theory: comedians tend to do well with sitcoms. At least that's what ABC is hoping, as the Hollywood Reporter confirms that Carlos Mencia and Cedric the Entertainer have struck pilot deals with the network.

Both will be multi-camera comedies, with Mencia's a family comedy that poaches from his own life and stand-up work, set within a multicultural, immigrant-based family. Veteran writers Mitchel Katlin and Nat Bernstein, who collaborated on 'Ally McBeal' and 'Doogie Howser, M.D.,' are signed on as writers for Mencia's show.

Mencia's last big project was heading up the Comedy Central sketch show, 'Mind of Mencia,' which lasted for three seasons.

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Consider yourself warned: Carlos Mencia is returning to television

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 6th 2010 9:00AM
Carlos MenciaJust when you thought you were rid of him, your television sucks him back in with a big emphasis on the "suck."

ABC approved a last minute deal for comedian Carlos Mencia to have his own sitcom.

The show will focus on his own life growing up in a "very large multigenerational immigrant family." How can we be sure its his actual family and not one that he stole from another comedian? Kidnapping is a still a felony offense, you know.

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British comic claims TV ad ripped him off

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 12th 2009 7:02PM
If Mad Men is any indication of what its like to work in the real advertising world, then the writing process alone must cause more migraines than swimming in radioactive sewage.

That's still no excuse for stealing material, if that is in fact the case with this British ad. UK comic Micky Flanagan claims an ad agency stole a joke from his act for a phone service commercial and is a stone's throw away from filing a lawsuit. Punchline Magazine posted videos of the joke and the ad. Is this just a coincidence or is the ad pulling a Carlos Mencia?

First, listen to Flanagan's joke...



And now, watch the ad, which is after the jump.

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Talking Monkeys and the evolution of Joe Rogan

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 20th 2009 10:35AM
Joe Rogan Talking Monkeys in SpaceIn his breakout role on NewsRadio fifteen years ago, Joe Rogan played Joe Garrelli, a maintenance man with deceptively deep springs of knowledge. In a sense, Rogan has been playing that role for his whole career, hosting Fear Factor and The Man Show, commentating for the UFC, while writing increasingly smart stand-up comedy. Rogan's new special, Talking Monkeys in Space (Spike TV, June 20 midnight), is his best work to date.

Rogan takes on the legalization of marijuana, Dr. Phil, and technology with brutal logic. His last television day gig, Game Show In Your Head, is over but he says he doesn't mind. He's still doing what he loves most - stand-up comedy and commentating for the UFC, and he's got a new Web series on Crackle.com, a sort of Inside the Actors Studio for stand-up comedians, he says will start within the next couple of months.

I spoke with him about all of that, how having a one-year old daughter has changed his perspective, how his personal philosophies have evolved, and the treatment of his frequent rival Carlos Mencia on a recent episode of South Park, in which Mencia was beheaded by Kanye West for stealing a joke he couldn't explain.

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Carlos Mencia dee-dee-dee-listed from Mardi Gras parade - VIDEO

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 10th 2009 2:02PM
This story hits a little too close to home for me since I'm a native New Orleanian and have spent more time at Mardi Gras parades than most of the floats in the parade. So forgive my impertinence if things get a little too personal in this post.

The Krewe of Orpheus should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for pulling their invitation to Carlos Mencia to ride in this year's parade. Then it should be immediately stripped for not having the decency to not invite him in the first place.

Here's how it works. Three of the biggest Mardi Gras parades called "Super Krewes" invite big name celebrities to ride in their parades the weekend before Fat Tuesday. No, Fat Tuesday is not the nickname people have for your mother's birthday. It's the actual Mardi Gras day.

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Comedy Central renews Mind of Mencia, Lil' Bush

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 2nd 2007 2:01PM

Carlos MenciaComedy Central has renewed two of its shows, Mind of Mencia and Lil' Bush.

Carlos Mencia's show is actually the number one 10 PM cable show with men aged 18-24. Yeah, I know, that sounds like an awfully specific ratings number to brag about, but these people know what they're doing with all this stuff. This blog post is the number one rated blog post about Comedy Central that was posted in the afternoon of October 2, 2007 by a guy drinking a hot chai.

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Talk Talk: Christian Bale, Emma Watson, Neville Brothers

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 11th 2007 5:59PM
  • Jay LenoCharlie Rose: Christian Bale and authors Dov Seidman and Jessie Gruman
  • The Daily Show: Bruce Willis (repeat)
  • The Colbert Report: David France (repeat)
  • The Late Show With David Letterman: Emma Watson, P.Diddy, and Spoon
  • Jay Leno: John Travolta, The Neville Brothers, and Tony Dungy
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ethan Hawke, Elisha Cuthbert, and Harris Wittles
  • Tavis Smiley: Mavis Staples (repeat)
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Daniel Radcliffe, Carlos Mencia, and Art Brut
  • The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Julie Chen, James Marsden, and Sara Bareilles
  • Last Call With Carson Daly: Lifehouse and Amaury Nolasco

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Out of the Blogosphere

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 21st 2007 8:34AM

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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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Joe Rogan banned from The Comedy Store

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 15th 2007 4:00PM

joe roganHere's an epilogue to my post about the tiff between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia that took place on stage at The Comedy Store a few days ago.

In a nutshell: Rogan and other comedians have been accusing Mencia of stealing material for some time, and the two men had a battle of words on stage with Rogan (and a couple other comedians) accusing Mencia of stealing material, and Mencia denying it.

On his Web site, Rogan wrote that he received a call from Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore (mother of Pauly Shore), asking him to explain what had happened. Later, he received a call from the club's manager telling him he might want to take a break from the club because of the tension between him and Mencia. He also told Rogan they weren't happy about him putting the video of the fight on the internet. Bottom line: Rogan has been banned from The Comedy Store, and Mencia will continue to perform there.

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Mencia and Rogan face off at the Comedy Store - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 15th 2007 2:03PM

bearsCarlos Mencia is not the first comedian to be accused of stealing material from other comedians --Denis Leary was accused of stealing from the late Bill Hicks, Dane Cook has been accused of swiping material from Louis C.K.-- but if all allegations are true, Mencia may be the one with the most evidence stacked against him.

I often wonder if "stealing" isn't sometimes confused with comics sharing a similar worldview. I'm not a stand-up comedian, but even I've seen funny ideas that have popped into my head appear on television shows, or in The Onion, or any other number of places. It seems that if you've thought of something, there's a good chance someone else has also thought of it.

I'm not part of the zany world of stand up comedy, but Joe Rogan is, and he's vehemently convinced that the majority of Mencia's material is stolen, and if the video below is any indication, comedians George Lopez and Bobby Lee also agree. Check out the clip to see Rogan and Mencia engage in a battle of words on stage at the Comedy Store. VIDEO CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE.

UPDATE: The YouTube video has been removed, so check it out here instead.

[via Digg]

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Jay Leno sues joke book publisher

by Julia Ward, posted Nov 30th 2006 10:02AM
Jay LenoThe Tonight Show's Jay Leno has filed a suit against comedy teacher Judy Brown. Brown has published 19 "joke books" quoting the routines of stand-up comedians - including Leno. According to the suit, Brown covered the LA comedy scene as a journalist and got the bright idea to record, copy and publish comedians' work for fun and profit. Her titles include The Funny Pages: 1,473 Jokes from Today's Funniest Comedians and Joke Express: Instant Delivery of 1,424 Funny Bits from the Best Comedians.

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