Well, folks, it's that very special time again, a time I look forward to all year. I tremble with anticipation for this event, in fact, because it's just so magical it makes Christmas morning look like violent prison rape. What event am I talking about? Is it Mother's Day? No, that was last week. Is it Free Iced Coffee Day at Dunkin Donuts? No, that was yesterday. Is it Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness's birthday? Nope, that's tomorrow. Is it the "DOB's Abs Are Fantastic" Celebration? No, that is a year-long event. What I'm talking about is better than all of those things combined.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Carlos Mencia is back.
I know, I know. You were worried for a while when you didn't see any new episodes of his show, Mind of Mencia,
for a few months. "Was Carlos cancelled?," you probably wondered. "Where will I get my fresh, edgy, fredgy comedy?" But he's here. Don't worry. Not only will Mind of Mencia
be back May 21st, but Carlos has a stand-up special on Comedy Central on Sunday in case, like me, you just can't wait until tomorrow to get your Mencia fix.
Me? I'm giddy as a schoolgirl, positively bursting at the crotch with anticipation. I've been personally lobbying for Mencia Mayhem to replace the Weather Channel for the past three years now. 24 hours of just Mencia and his unique catalogue of jokes, (the one about how Mexicans are infamous for laziness, etc). Fuck weather. Mencia all day every day. That's
the kind of America I want to live in.
Still, I recognize that Carlos Mencia might not be for everyone. His comedy is what we in the biz call "High Brow," (rhymes with "eyebrow"). Mencia's comedy is a little more intellectual than your Seinfeld's and your Pryor's and your Goldthwait's. It's cerebral.
You might not laugh every minute of his standup, or even once, but that's because Carlos likes to challenge his audience and make them think. All too often I've watched helplessly while some of Mencia's golden punchlines sail gently above the heads of the masses, lost on them forever. They may never know how funny it is to hear Carlos tell them the one about how lazy the Mexicans are, (hint: very). They'll just have to trust that Carlos Mencia is hilarious, despite all existing evidence to the contrary.
Well, fear not, sweet readers. I feel it is my duty as a full-fledged Mencia Maniac, (Meniac, lol), to explain to you, the Entire Planet,
exactly Carlos Mencia is funny. I'll be doing my part to spread his humor to the world. It's the least I can do for him; he's filled my life with so much joy and laughter I just might poop.
So, sit back and relax while I countdown the four reasons why Carlos Mencia is very funny, (even though you don't necessarily laugh whenever you watch him perform comedy).
The Complex and Cerebral Comedy of Carlos Clarified
4. He's Edgy
You might not think so, but his edginess is detailed right on his website, so like it or not, it's true. If you check out the description of Mind of Mencia
over on Comedy Central, you'd see that Carlos "takes no prisoners, and... mercilessly skewers the current and the cultural, whether in the studio, in the audience, out on the street, or in commercial parodies." He's dangerous, folks, that's for sure. And fearless.
He's like a terrorist, but with words, (words like, for example, 'beaner'), and he's unafraid to tackle any issue, whether it's "race relations," "racial stereotypes," "immigration," or the "subtle difference between the way white people and non-white people dance." See? He's got the whole world covered. No comedic stone is left unturned. Mencia's going to skewer everyone from "Mexicans (who he thinks are lazy)" all the way to "other Mexicans who can be seen doing things that may not necessarily be considered productive."