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Posts Tagged ‘Carlos Mencia’

KCRW to Air Marc Maron’s WTF

No idea how they’re going to pull this off, but KCRW has decided to air 10 episodes of Marc Maron‘s wonderful podcast WTF–which, if for some reason you can’t figure it out, stands for “What the Fuck.” And therein, seemingly, lies the trouble. Maron begins each and every show by saying fuck no less than 12 times, and isn’t shy about using it during his interviews either. Why should he be shy? It’s his podcast.

But the FCC might have something to say about the matter if anything close to an unedited podcast goes over the airwaves. Especially on Sundays at 11AM, which is when KCRW plans to run the program.

The shows KCRW chose to air are all old, so they’ll have plenty of time to scrub them clean. It will be interesting to see what’s left.

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Hack Talking Head Claims Hack Leno Joke Was His First

A “Leno Joke” is a term used by comedy writers for the first joke you think of and throw out…that Jay Leno will do that night. Leno is many things, but a joke stealer? No. His jokes are not difficult. They’re obvious jokes. His stage act is slightly edgier (think more dick jokes) but really he’s a white bread – middle-of-the-road – middle-of-the-country comedian. And he has an army of writers and people called “faxers” who write the jokes he uses. He pays for all of them. He has final approval of all the jokes he tells.

Enter Andy Levy, a guy you’ve never heard of, on Red Eye, a show no one (including Leno) has ever seen. Red Eye is an after hours gab fest on the Mecca of comedy and wit, the Fox News Channel.

EW writes:

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Fred Thompson is Doing Maher and Colbert Jokes on His Twitter Account

070402_fredthompson.jpgFred Thompson, the William Hung of the 2008 election season, is an actor who was a senator. He already has the looks of Strom Thurmond and the wit of Sarah Palin. And now he has the joke ethics of Carlos Mencia (or Robin Williams take your pick).

On Real Time’s season finale last week Bill Maher said, “The only silver lining I can find is that British accents aren’t sexy anymore.”

Fred’s tweet, “Getting BP’s CEO to testify at a Congressional hearing DID accomplish one thing: British accents are no longer sexy #ftrs #tcot”

Then a couple minutes later, another lift. Fred tweets, “The only way Obama’s speech could have been any worse is if there were people in the background blowing into vuvuzelas. #ftrs #tcot

And of course, Stephen Colbert did a bit last night with vuvuzeles over the President’s speech.

You know what? Fred Thompson isn’t funny. We follow him on Twitter, we should know. He’s the dullest person you’ve ever heard of. So “parallel thinking” is highly unlikely. You know what’s even less funny than not being funny? Plagiarizing. Stealing. Ripping off other’s material without attribution.

Oh and he also tweeted he’ll be on the Daily Show tonight. We bet he has some gems lined up.

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Carlos Mencia Killed by Cracked

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There are comic’s comics, like Bill Hicks, Rick Overton and George Carlin. Then there are comics that other comics hate. Like Carrot Top and Carlos Mencia.

See here for the backstory on why comics don’t dig the Mencia.

Cracked Magazine ran a piece titled, “Carlos Mencia’s Twitter: 25 Posts Too Unfunny to be Stolen“. We thought it was pretty clever satire before we realized it’s actually from Mencia’s Twitter feed.

Eep.

Previously on FBLA: The Trouble with Twitter – In Cartoon Form

Breaking: Honesty in Craigslist Writing Gigs Ad

We were half tempted to email him and find out who it is. Half.

This guy is right and being totally upfront – he does need writers:

STANDUP JOKE WRITER WANTED (L.A.)
Reply to: gigs-fhssg-1134352021@craigslist.org
Date: 2009-04-22, 6:07AM PDT

Nationally known standup comedian (from The Howard Stern Show & more) seeks joke writer. Send sample of jokes in vein of Def Comedy Jam, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Richard Pryor, Chris Tucker. Point of view is black, angry, dirty, even ghetto. Imitate, even parody Eddie Griffin and Paul Mooney.

Send one page of sample jokes. (Your next question is, how do you know I won’t steal them? Answer: because I’m not Carlos Mencia or Robin Williams. I do not steal. Also, you would see me do them on TV and sue me.)

EXAMPLE: Y’all watch UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship? White folks love that shit. They should call it Ultimate Fighting Caucasians. Brothers hate that shit, cause we already got Ultimate Fighting Championship: its called PRISON. Same thing: they lock yo ass in a cage, some motherfucka beat yo ass to a pulp, then grab yo dick. Oh yeah, there’s some dick grabbing going on in UFC. If you watch UFC, you part fag. Guys in tights, wrestling and grabbing each other, music blasting – that shit’s like a gay nightclub. You call it UFC, I call it West Hollywood.

Saw this movie called Candy Man. Horror movie about a black man going around killing white folks. That’s my kinda movie. I like the premise: 1) he’s black and 2) he kills white folks. Genius. But how come he don’t gotta mask? Friday the 13th: Jason gotta mask. Halloween: Mike Meyer’s gotta mask: Nightmare On Elm Street: Freddy Krueger got a mask. How come the Candy Man ain’t got no mask? ‘Cause white folks think a black man scary enough just being black. What’s next? A movie called: Black Man. What’s he do, stab people? No. Chop people up? No. Hide in the bushes, jump out & do some scary shit? Nope. What’s he do? Just stand there and be black. AHHHHH! I got nightmares.

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Michael Vick– Nobody’s Best Friend

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Nike and the NFL have riled up local dog lovers by refusing to dump Atlanta Falcons Michael Vick, who has been indicted for running a dog fighting operation. Nike did suspend the Zoom Vick V shoe , but activists say “too little, too late” and are mass emailing contact info for NFL and the Falcons. (see below)

Jossip has some really disgusting details from the indictment.

Russell Simmons, Al Sharpton and PETA have hooked up against Vicks.

The Sarcastic Gamer posts on an unlikely deal with Take Two Games.

Carlos Mencia, on the other hand, thinks the Senate should have better things to do. At least he didn’t play the it’s my culture card.

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Chappelle Performs Marathon Six-Hour Set At Laugh Factory With No Breaks

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Comedian Dave Chappelle walked onstage unannounced at 10:43PM Sunday at West Hollywood’s Laugh Factory — where the infamous Michael Richards‘ n-word infused rant took place last fall — for an impromptu standup set.

It ended at 4:43AM Monday.

He took no breaks, and according to founder Jamie Masada, only about a dozen of the 150 people in the audience left.

Accordng to Variety, Chappelle covered “a multitude of topics during his megaset, tackling everything from President Bush‘s intelligence to Comedy Central’s decision to hype Carlos Mencia after Chappelle abandoned his show for the cabler.”

Chappelle’s record-setting set bested Dane Cook‘s April 10 set at the club, which lasted nearly four hours. (Cook was paying tribute to his father, who passed away the week before.) The previous record was a two-hour, 40 minute set by Richard Pryor in 1980.

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