Joe Rogan has a MySpace page, and a well-known dispute with Carlos Mencia. Understand, Carlos is actually Ned Holness, and is not Mexican. When put on the spot, Mencia..er, Holness will actually admit these things. Further, it is not a secret that he steals jokes from other comedians and uses them in his act. George Lopez says so, Joe Rogan says so, anyone who thinks they aren’t going to lose a career about it says so.
And that’s where it gets truly surreal. Since Joe Rogan has millions of dollars from doing NewsRadio and Fear Factor and Ultimate Fighting, he no longer needs to fear the loss of a gig. He called out “Carlos Menstealia” when Rogan was leaving the stage at the Comedy Store last week. Pauly Shore (son of the owner) banned Rogan, even though there is video on the internet of about 8 different comedians agreeing that Mencia is a plagiarizing douchebag. Next chapter in the saga – Rogan and Mencia are both represented by the same talent agency. Well, they were yesterday. Now, Mencia is represented by that agency.
This is some bizarre shit, but I love that Rogan has the balls and the security to actually stand up for something here. And the entertainment industry is just plain evil.