We don’t know what’s in the water at local comedy clubs but we like it. First it was Kramer and then Damon Wayans and then Anthony Michael Hall at the Laugh Factory and this Saturday Joe Rogan chose to use The Comedy Store to confront Carlos Mencia for allegedly stealing jokes.
Here’s how he explained it on his website:
I had a set at the comedy store Saturday night, and after I closed, I was bringing on the next comedian, a guy named Kirk Fox that works for Carlos Mencia. I introduce him saying that he’s a funny guy, and that he opens on the road for Carlos “Menstealia.” That’s the name we call him at the comedy store, and of course Carlos doesn’t like it one bit.
Carlos was apparently in the room when I said this, and the perfect combination of ego and timing made him decide that this was the night to put his foot down. As I got off stage and headed towards the back of the room, he grabbed the mike away from Kirk, and said that I was too much of a pussy to say that shit to his face.
Which to me, is something akin to the hottest girl in the world daring you to fuck her while you’re standing there in her bedroom naked with a boner.
Judging from the video after the jump, Fear Factorman got into the mind of Mencia, which unfortunately cost him further gigs at the Comedy Store because according to Rogan, Mencia complained to the management of the Sunset Strip comedy landmark that he would feel physically threatened by Rogan if the two were working at the same club together.
So Rogan was given a break from performing at the Comedy store, however he was able to book some shows at the last minute at the Improv on Melrose tonight (also tomorrow at 8:30p and Sat at 10p).
Mencia will be at the Comedy Store this weekend. If you go, video some of it for us.