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.