• Carlos Mencia can now fit into dwarf sized clothes (Video)

    After honing his latest hour of stand-up comedy the last few years in relatively low-profile style, it seems Carlos Mencia isn’t afraid to flaunt himself a little now. Hot on the heels of his latest comedy special New Territory and its DVD release on Dec. 6, TMZ caught the comedian in Los Angeles and asked him about his dramatic weight loss. Mencia was all too happy to prove that he

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    Carlos Mencia addresses weight loss onstage: I don’t have AIDS, he jokes

    Believe it or not, Carlos Mencia is the 17th of 18 children, and was born in Honduras. As an infant he was sent to the US to be raised by an aunt and uncle in the Maravilla Projects in Los Angeles,” but went back to Honduras as a teenager to get away from the gang culture in his neighborhood. When he came back to the U.S., the school system took

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    Amazing new video shows the outing of a joke thief

    “There is only one rule in comedy: You don’t steal jokes.” says Eric Gruber, host of the Mostly Normal Show at the Hollywood Improv Lab. Gruber at his own show outed former comedian Jason Garrett who stole, with no change in phrasing or performance, jokes from late comedian Mitch Mullany. It’s the only rule that, as a comedian, you absolutely cannot break. There are plenty of rules and guidelines to

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    Carlos Mencia opens Mexican restaurant

    Heading to Galveston, TX any time soon? If so, you could be one of the first customers at Maggie Rita’s Mexican Grill and Bar, the newest eatery opened by comedian Carlos Mencia. This is the third restaurant for the ethically-questionable comic, after opening restaurants in Houston and New Orleans. Mencia talked about his motivation to get into the restaurant business with The Galveston Daily News. “The brain never stops. It

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    Comedians police themselves when it comes to joke stealing, study says

    What happens when a comedian steals a joke? In most industries, creative material is effectively policed by Intellectual Property (IP) laws, putting a type of copyright on original material. However, in the chapter “Intellectual Property Norms in Stand-Up Comedy,” which will appear in an upcoming book from the University of Chicago Press, two University of Virginia law school authors find that stand-up comedians find their own ways to police originality

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    Carlos Mencia and Cedric sign sitcom deals with ABC

    Comedians Carlos Mencia and Cedric the Entertainer have inked sitcom deals with the ABC network. Mr. Mencia’s show will center on a his life in a large immigrant family. Mr. The Entertainer’s show will focus on his character, a retired baseball player working as a radio talk-show host who reunites with his son and six-year-old granddaughter. Do you have any title predictions for the shows? Leave them in the comments

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    Taking Stock: Tolerated Joke Theft

    Joke stealing has been getting a lot of attention lately, due to the battle between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia. Joke theft is always going to exist, for the simple reason that stealing jokes is a lot easier than writing them. But there’s a brand of purloined punch line that no one seems to mind so much: the “stock line.” The existence of “stock” is a generally accepted and erroneous

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