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Irony: Mencia to Host Creative Emmys

8/28/2007 1:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Carlos MenciaComedian Carlos Mencia has been tapped to host the Creative Arts Emmy Awards next month in Los Angeles. The key word in that sentence is "creative."

Mencia, star of Comedy Central's "Mind of Mencia," is frequently accused of stealing his material -- earning the nickname "Carlos Menstealia." Joe Rogan, a comic and former host of "Fear Factor," famously confronted Mencia on stage earlier this year in a 10-minute YouTube video documenting Mencia's alleged theft. Another popular YouTube clip shows a famous bit from the 1983 Bill Cosby special, "Himself," and a strikingly similar performance by Mencia in his 2006 comedy special, "No Strings Attached."

A February Radar magazine article about joke stealing referred to George Lopez's feud with Mencia over a bit he claims Mencia stole and put in his HBO special. Lopez says he threw Mencia against a wall.

What's next, Amy Winehouse writing a self-help book?

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phatellen    

All I know is I love his show. He is an equal opportunity offender. Noone is safe from his jokes. He makes the funniest expressions too.

2562 days ago
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bethany    

who the hell is carlos mencia?

unfunny, thieving douchebag i guess

2562 days ago
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JoeS    

Can he spell LOOSER ?

2562 days ago
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Seriously    

He's not funny unless you're 10 years old.

2561 days ago
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maritza    

i recently saw him at shoreline amphitheater in mountain view, california. which i was surprised that his other guest at the comedy jam were funnier than him. i still like george lopez.

2561 days ago
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baby girl    

He's illegal! Dirty Mexican!

2561 days ago
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Marcella    

This guy is HILARIOUS.

2561 days ago
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Me    

#3 JoeS... Can you???? It seems like you don't!!! It's LOSER!!! Ahhhh Some people... Ha ha.
In regards to Carlos Mencia, I used to like his comedy but not anymore. I love George Lopez. He's THE best :)

2561 days ago
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Alughing Hysterically    

Carlos is SO funny!!! The best comedian ever! The only reason George Lopez and Joe Rogan are mad is because Carlos can tell their jokes better then they can, they are so jealous! Carlos you RULE!!!

2561 days ago
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Me    

8. He's illegal! Dirty Mexican!

Posted at 3:55PM on Aug 28th 2007 by si,see,sea,C

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There you go showing your ignorance! Get your facts straight then talk!!!! Argh.. He's Honduran not Mexican.. Unless you're another American who thinks that Honduras is part of Mexico like most of you ignorants do! Ha ha and no, I'm not Mexican nor Honduran!

2561 days ago
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LAURiNA    

I too was at the Comedy Jam @ the shoreline in mountain view.. and i have to disagree.
HE WAS BY FAR THE BEST ACT THERE!

Carlos did NOT steal any jokes from anyone. TMZ needs to show the link of the youtube video that shows the REAL story... they show the joke that Mencia "stole" being told by various other comedians...INCLUDING THE NOT TOO TALENTED GEORGE LOPEZ. Rogan will always be known as a fear factor lame host....never as a comedian. I'm excited to see Carlos host the event....

let the hating begin...lol

2561 days ago
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baby girl    

#10 Me. No not ignorant ...just pissing people like YOU off. And it worked. You're too easy.

2561 days ago
13.

Buster    

Ha ha comics think their work is so important. It is not a craft. They are jesters for our amusement nothing more.

2561 days ago
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Me    

12. #10 Me. No not ignorant ...just pissing people like YOU off. And it worked. You're too easy.

Posted at 4:09PM on Aug 28th 2007 by HA!

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You truly are ignorant. It doesn't piss me off. It makes me laugh to see how people like you believe that being ignorant piss people off! Ha ha..

2561 days ago
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LIZZIE    

STU PID MENCIA...HE IS SOOO NOT FUNNY AT ALL!!! ALL HE DOES IS MAKE FUN OF PEOPLE WHO ARE DISABLED!!! I HATE THAT SALVADORIAN OR HONDURAN(CEROTE) WHATEVER HE IS....HE SHOULD ALL DO US A FAVOR AND RETIRE ASAP!!!

2561 days ago
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