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George Carlin - Education and the Elite - a Sport & Extremes video. Is There Ever a Justification for Joke Stealing? No other comedian is currently more despised by the comedy community than Carlos Mencia.

Is There Ever a Justification for Joke Stealing?

The performer has faced a number of criticisms over his two-decade career, including making jokes that were racially insensitive (and many others that just weren’t funny), “bumping” less popular comedians by showing up last minute to stand-up shows and performing hour-long sets, and most infamously, stealing jokes. The controversy reached a boiling point when comedian Joe Rogan confronted Mencia on stage at The Comedy Store in LA in 2007, accusing him of stealing jokes written by George Lopez, Ari Shaffir, and Bobby Lee (all of whom have publicly confirmed the rumors).

The most cringeworthy example of Mencia’s alleged theft is a joke that bears a striking resemblance to a famous joke by Bill Cosby: Last May comedian Marc Maron interviewed Carlos Mencia on his podcast, WTF with Marc Maron (you have to listen to it — the Huffington Post compared it to the Frost-Nixon interview, and I agree). Eight Types of Hecklers and the Comedians Who Shut Them Up. Louis CK - Being White. Louis CK - Single People. Paul Zerdin, ventriloquist without a dummy.