Joe Rogan calls out Mencia for stealing jokes

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  1. funkatron101

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    yeah I saw this yesterday. Mencia is ridiculously bad. He's up there with Dane Cook and Dennis Leary as far as hacks go.
     
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    Damn I was thinking of posting this here lol
     
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    Dennis Leary's early stuff was funny. You know, when it was fresh.

    Carlos Mencia's jokes were fresh once, too. But not in the time he's been using them.
     
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    i actually like Mencia and Cook...
     
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    I dont care who's stealing from who..as long as it can make me laugh :p 

    I'll watch Mind of Mencia once in a while (when I catch it while channel surfing) and he never fails to make me laugh..
     
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    Check out Bill Hicks. Alot of shit from "No Cure For Cancer" is straight ripped from old Bill Hicks routines, from the Flow Jo bit to drug use. A whole bunch. Too bad Hicks died from cancer a few months after Leary's album dropped. Theres a joke in the industry that goes, "Why is Denis Leary famous and Bill Hicks is a relative unknown? Because theres no cure for cancer"
     
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    I like Mencia. The shit he does on TV is a bit stale. If you see him live though, its all fresh material.

    Rogan needs to get a life. He's been talking shit about Mencia since he got his show on Comedy Central. He's just jealous if you ask me.
     
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    Actually it isn't fresh, if its stolen.
     
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    Joe is doing just fine. He's getting paid very well for his work with the UFC. if you watch the video you see other comedians confirming that Carlos Mencia steals jokes, only they don't have the guts to admit it to the public, for fear of getting blacklisted.

    You will also see George Lopez talk about how Mencia stole 13 minutes of George's routine for an HBO special.
     
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    And as far as mencia's own material that he does come up with, its pretty bad. Same old hispanic, black,* insert racial stereotype here* joke that has been done a million times before. I've never found Mencia to be funny
     
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    I had heard about this a while ago. Rogan's personal blog and MySpace had tl;dr posts about it.

    I personally can't stand Mencia's kind of humor. Not saying he's not funny--just that I hate that style.

    As far as whether or not he's a joke thief, I have no idea. But he's weak if it's true. I saw a Dmitri Martin special where he lifted some of Mitch Hedburg's stuff damn near word for word. Stealing jokes is bad, stealing them from a recently dead guy who really paved the way for your style is just low.
     
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    Can't watch it (in class), but does it have Lopez telling the story about roughing Mencia up outside a club over the plagirism?
     
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    Mencia cant be the only one whos stealing jokes...i bet at least one of the jokes the other people was stolen.

    as for the same routine that Mencia does...Lopez is the same way, though he has a little more...
     
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    Lopez is the same way what? I don't understand.
     
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    exactly what you said:

    i know he has new stuff, but he also uses some of the same jokes over and over.
     
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    Mencia just sucks now. He's pretty much become a bad knockoff of Dave Chappelle.
     
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    He touched on it briefly. Haha, who knew Mr. Lopez was such a bad ass?

    Oh no, he is not the only one. Last night I turned on the tv and saw a jewish guy doing a routine. Never saw him before, but I said the punchline for every one of his jokes before he even got to them. Even my wife rolled her eyes. Someday overused stolen ethnic jokes won't be a crutch to get cheap laughs.

    I'm just glad someone got called out on it.
     
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    the difference is that George Lopez was one of the first real successful Mexican comedians, who has a career that spans over two decades and did use his hispanic upbringing as a starting point for his routine. Menica doesn't have much of a basis for what material is his and what isn't is stolen.
     

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