Sunday, June 3, 2007

Carlos Mencia

Everybody who likes stand-up comedy has heard about Carlos Mencia. His real name is Ned Arnel MencĂ­a and he was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on October 22, 1967, and never...but never tell him that he is a mexican.

Like many comedians, he focuses on race, sexual orientation, politics, religion, class and society, but in a style which intentionally violates rules of what is politically correct by, for example, making a point to use racial epithets or terms such as “retarded” rather than “disabled” or “mentally handicapped” and otherwise going out of his way to offend liberal sensibilities, such as by advocating capital punishment and sustaining a generally high level of raunchiness in his material. A staple of his material is diatribes denouncing the actions of people he considers to be stupid, often using his trademark “DEE-Dee-dee!” He has stated that the phrase does not refer to people “who were born retarded,” but rather people “who were born, and are now retarded.” As said in his "Dee-Dee-Dee" song, "Dee-Dee-Dee doesn't mean mentally retarded,, it means stupid. And all of you stupid people out there are going to find this song hilarious but you don't even know, its about you."

HBO Comedy HalfHour

Dee Dee Dee Song