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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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16.

maritza    

#11 JEFF GARCIA, GABRIEL IGLESIAS, ANGELA JOHNSON BRAD WILLIAMS WERE FUNNIER THAN CARLOS MENCIA, LISA LAMPANELLI WAS EVEN FUNNIER AND SHE IS WHITE

2509 days ago
17.

baby girl    

Me- Yes you are. That's why you replied. Stll laughing? Me too-at you. EASY, EASY,EASY.

2509 days ago
18.

Carmen    

I only wish Joe Rogan would have put the beat down on his short stealing fat ass like he did that guy on Fear Factor...his real name is Ned Holden (mencia's) he's part Honduran and German...I being Mexican (and no not illegal) dont appreciate the comments he makes....He is not funny...dundaran..is played out plus he's married to a white woman that sell out....ok let the hating begin...its all good...LOL

2509 days ago
19.

Just wasted my time    

Enjoy reading comments but suprised by the number of
people
1. who type 'Looser' ie 'less tight' when they mean 'Loser' !

2. who type 'could OF' when they mean 'could HAVE' !

3. who type 'there' when they mean 'their' !

2509 days ago
20.

Me    

#18. pet peeves I agree with you! It's funny though you have to admit.

2509 days ago
21.

Just wasted my time    

# 3, Carlos is a "Looser"???? At least he isn't a Loser!! (this really tickled me)

2509 days ago
22.

Tara    

I love carlos!

2509 days ago
23.

baby girl    

Speedy Gonzales or Attorney General! George Lopez for Prez! Carlos Mencia for VP.

2509 days ago
24.

munly    

Annyoing, unfunny, talentless, Hack! Someone make this douchebag go away...........

2509 days ago
25.

Oryley    

i have been watchin comics for 20yrs, and yes he steals from others... nuff said

2509 days ago
26.

Merry Christmas    

Hey mang lemme tell ju sumsing - ain't nobody gonna watch the Crappy Emmys any how.

ps - love the LOOSER comment! Mucho comico!

2509 days ago
27.

bob    

Carlos Opened for Richard Pryor in the Early 90s at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, I was there,,,,,,,,,,,,Richard Liked Carlos's Stand Up,,,,,,, ,Joe you cant even come close,,

2509 days ago
28.

EJJ    

I wish he would pull a Benoit..

2509 days ago
29.

Allen Porter    

There are two parts to a comedian's performance. The joke AND the presentation. I've seen Rogan's examples on YouTube. Hands down, when Carlos tells Cosby's joke, Carlos' presentation is FAR funnier. Jokes have been recycled endlessly. It's the professional comedian's task to make them sound fresh through their interpretation. I think Rogan picks on Mencia because "Fear Factor" is exactly the same regardless of whether it's Rogan or Seacrest or anyone else. His jealosy makes him look bad.

2509 days ago
30.

Chilly    

It actually makes sense that he be up on the stage with the other works created by someone else. What would be ironic is if they sat him in the audience with the artists.

2509 days ago
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