Have You Seen The Mind of Mencia?

The Genius of Carlos Mencía ~ He might make you laugh until you need a bucket of cold water to stop.

With the recent contraversies, both of allegations of Carlos Mencía borrowing jokes, and, in my opinion, a more serious one, that of Imus's racial slurs, it may seem untimely to bring praise to a comedian who makes a staple of ethnic humor. I will have to delve into the former, and sort things out for myself before making any pronouncements. As far at the latter, Carlos Mencía starts out laughing at himself. From there, he spares no one in the name of satire. Is this ok? I don't know. Do I sometimes feel guilty when I'm laughing at his humor? Honestly, sometimes I do. Do I think he's being mean-spirited? Not at all. I think in a way, he is like a homeopath. What I mean is, his humor is like medicine, feeding the patient a strain of the disease itself in order to jump start the immune system so that the body can heal itself. Being multi-ethnic and a woman myself, I am very sensitive to political correctness in my dealings with people and I am the first to feel insulted when someone's insensitivity targets one of my nationalities or my gender... but what can I say? I saw Carlos Mencía in concert and when he stripped down to his underwear and got bawdy at the end of the show to squeeze out one more laugh... what can I say that could be funnier than that?

LOL with Carlos Mencía

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Kathy 9 years ago

What do you think of the controversy about him stealing jokes that Joe Rogan has alleged?

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Guru-C 9 years ago Author

Hi, Kathy, I didn't know about that issue. I'll have to be better informed. Please stay in touch so we can talk about this more.

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hedgeek 9 years ago from Low Earth Orbit

Hey Guru, I heard this rumor as well. I don't know how much truth there is to it, but I agree Carlos Mencia is sometimes wet your pants funny.

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Ralph Deeds 9 years ago

Pretty funny. Very different stuff from Imus. I think it qualifies as legitimate satire.

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Patty Inglish, MS 9 years ago from North America

I also think it is satire and some of his stuff makes me laught TOO hard! :)

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Guru-C 9 years ago Author

Yea!!!!! Thank you, Patty. He is very, very hilarious and I believe well-meaning.

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