Most Latinos know the name of the loud comic that makes fun of the cultural idiosyncrasies that have unknown explanations. Controversy is not far behind. The unforgiving comedy community accuses him of flat out stealing jokes from such legendary comic geniuses as Richard Prior and Bill Cosby.
This is such a crime that humor professionals lose their smiles and the usual explosive personalities become flat and monotone. This could be heard on the popular morning show hosted by Joey Medina and Nico Jones on Los Angeles based radio station Latino 96.3 FM.
Carlos Mencias defends himself by claiming that he ads new flavor to ideas that we have all already be exposed to. Success does not come as easy to Latino comics are it comes to African American and White comics. Mencias is only the third Latino comic to reach the big time, joining Paul Rodriguez and Jorge Lopes.
So what do you think? Does Carlos Mencias recycle ideas or Just takes the creative work of his successful predecessors?