Glazer: Mencia Kicks Butt, Addresses Joke Stealing Controversy

Carlos Mencia was outstanding Thursday at Stanford’s…

His first show sold out before he got here, so we added a second and the guy almost sold it out in just a couple days. Carlos did a show in another city and drove in with his crew to KC at 4 AM Thursday morning. Still he did four radio shows and Johnny Dare at 7:30 AM and came back at 9:45 AM and closed his second show.

Wow, very nice of Mencia. This is not something many big name stars will do.

What was great about his radio appearances was that Mencia addressed the Joe Rogan attacks of stealing jokes and his semi-retirement for one year and why he is back.

NO, HE DOESN"T NEED THE MONEY.

The guy is a millionaire many times over. He said he just loves being on stage and making people laugh. He came out to standing ovations and the crowds loved his act. Menica wrote an entire new hour plus routine on what’s going on in the world today.

"You guys are driven by the media working on your fears. Like 911," Mencia said. "Yes, it was horrible, but did we need code yellow, green and orange? You never hear that shit anymore. The tornado in Joplin, a major nightmare no doubt, but now every time it rains….tornado warnings, code blue, green, orange. How about that oil spill, it was gonna ruin the ocean. Now you hear nothing about it, nothing. In fact, President Obama even went into the ocean to prove there was no more oil that would get on your body. Isn’t he the wrong guy for that? I mean if it were a milk spill then maybe."

Yes, Mencia’s real first name is Ned. That was his given name. However, like many comics and actors he used Carlos because that was a better fit. Kinda like Larry the Cable Guy who’s real name is Dan Whitney. It’s done all the time.

Mencia was kind to our staff and didn’t act like a big shot.

Yes, he and I worked together many times in the 90’s and even at OP in 2000. After that his career blew up big. I produced one of his early concerts in ’98 at Municipal Auditorium. The line up was Mencia, Pablo Francisco, Freddie Soto ( he died two years ago) and more – fun show.

Like I have said, it’s easy to hate on the big dogs – Mencia, Larry, Dane Cook, Lisa and so on. But they must be doing something right to be where they are and have been. Like Lewis Black, Mencia is still a nice person. We’d love to have him back and so would the people who saw him.

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13 Responses to Glazer: Mencia Kicks Butt, Addresses Joke Stealing Controversy

  1. smartman says:

    I Can Steal Jokes Dos
    What did Davy Crocket say when he saw all the mexicans running towards the alamo? Who ordered concrete? —– What is the difference between a Mexican and an elevator? One can raise a child. —– What do you call a Mexican with a new car? A felon —– Why are there no Mexicans in Star Trek? They don’t work in the future either! —– Did you hear about the two car pile-up in the Walmart parking lot? 50 Mexicans died —– Why do mexican kids walk around school like they own the place? Because their dads built it and their mom clean it. —– What’s a mexican’s favorite sport? cross country —– Why cant mexicans play uno? Because they always steal the green card —– 2 mexicans are in a car, who is driving? A cop —– Why can’t mexicans be firemen? They can’t tell the difference between jose and hose b —– Why were there only 5,000 mexican soldiers at the battle of Alamo? They only had 2 vans.

  2. Super Dave says:

    Great Comedy
    Good stuff Smartman that was better than going to Stanford and Sons.

  3. chuck says:

    I stole this joke
    A guy walked into the local welfare office to pick up his check.

    He marched straight up to the counter and said, “Hi. You know…., I just
    HATE drawing welfare. I’d really rather have a job.”

    The social worker behind the counter said, “Your timing is excellent. We
    just got a job opening from a very wealthy old man who wants a Chauffeur
    and bodyguard for his beautiful daughter. You’ll have to drive around in
    his 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL, and he will supply all of your clothes.

    “Because of the long hours, meals will be provided. You’ll also be
    expected to escort the daughter on her overseas holiday trips. This is rather
    delicate but you would also have to satisfy her sexual urges as the daughter is
    in her mid-20’s and has a rather strong sex drive.”

    The guy, just plain wide-eyed, said, “You’re bullsh!ttin’ me!”

    The social worker said, “Yeah, well … You started it

  4. Last_Man says:

    What did he say about the joke stealing?
    Did he apologize to the comics that he stole from?

    Did he talk about how he has been banned at some comedy clubs?

    Did he happen to say if the material he was using at your club was all original?

  5. gully foyle, jr. says:

    Same old, same old
    We lived in San Francisco in the mid 70s and there was this terrific buzz about this new comedian who was said to be brilliant, hilarious, and insightful. And that he pirated bits/ideas from every comic he heard. We moved back to the Midwest and the next thing we saw was Mork and Mindy. Yes, ’twas Robin Williams.

  6. c says:

    Sold out second show?
    Sold out eh? (coughcoughfreeticketsSTILLavailablelateThursdaycoughcough) Love the rewards for the customers, but don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining…..don’t brag about SOLD OUT and give away tons of free tickets. Give it away sure, just don’t blow smoke up my ass about it being sold out.

    I guess if the Chiefs can still it a sell out even with 15,000 no shows….although those are PAID for.

  7. Craig Glazer says:

    Dick Face mr. c
    As I stated the first show sold out there uh, ZERO free tix, not even radio, second went on sale SATURDAY before show, Carlos allowed six free tix to radio, that was all and four of his KC pals…the rest were sold, see he gets paid by the door money only, all of it. We get the food and drink sales. It is a rare we do that deal but we knew he would do well on a weekday. SO DICK FACE there were a total of like ten comps in two shows, second show was nearly full as well. Again we are so dumb that we are one of two comedy clubs in the WORLD STILL OPEN IN THE SAME CITY AFTER more than 30 years. The other is the comedy store, both still owned by the same people who opened it in the first place. So don’t fuckin tell me how to do this alright. Ask the Imporv, who I respect, they will not be able to stay open, again. We only moved out of Westport cause they wouldn’t renew lease and out of OP cause Legends gave us a great deal and wouldn’t let us keep the spot in OP. Thank you for your concern.

  8. harley says:

    glaze…stop defending yourself…
    seems you papered the second mexican’s show…its okay…it helps make you money…and even those
    freetickets you gave away have people buying booze and nachos and other stuff.
    So the mexican guy had a big crowd…but if you still believe movie theatres are dying..
    see the headline for hangover 2….biggest memorial day opeing crowd ever.
    Stick to pussy…by the way how was woodside this weekend…did you get to the jones…
    and lets get some more photos…..
    stay cool….you’ve survived when others did not…you should be having nothing but increases with
    all the stuff going on in legends…and things are looking bright for your company…now get some good
    comedy into your place and we joco people will come back to see ya…
    take care….and theres no need to always defend yourself with anger….take it easy…this
    is all for entertainment purposes only….

  9. Ross says:

    Glazer seeks validation online; sun rises in East
    Wash, rinse, repeat.

  10. Hearne Christopher says:

    Funny

  11. Hearne Christopher says:

    Funny

  12. Brad says:

    Ok
    I’m seriously not trying to attack anyone, but on a whim I Googled some of Mencia’s jokes, and, uh.. Gallaghers been using that exact Obama joke for a few years now. Quote: “You don’t send a black guy to see if there’s oil in the water!” and it goes on like that. Pretty obvious joke to be fair, maybe a coincidence. Hell, maybe Gallagher stole it from Carlos. But if I were getting accused of joke-stealing like Mencia is, I’d probably be more careful about that sort of thing. Or maybe Mencia knows it’s another guy’s joke and he’s just making fun of it all, but he doesn’t strike me as that highbrow.

  13. Ogre says:

    Old news, but still…
    …people have been doing this for years. Robin Williams and Dennis Leary come to mind. I heard some guy talking about how Mencia stole his Superfence joke when the first thought that came to my mind when I heard about the proposal was “that’s ironic, a giant fence to keep Mexicans out, and they’ll probably hire illegals to build it.” Point is, intentional or not, comics have been stealing each otherss jokes for decades. There are only so many Steve Irwin jokes, so many airport jokes, so many jokes about raising kids, etc, and they’ve all been told. All a comic can do these days is come up with a gimmick and try to find a new way to rehash the same old tired shit that has been around since the dawn of television.

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