“I’m interested in the conversation about if we’re allowed to laugh at people who’ve made mistakes,” the creator and star of HBO’s Crashing says.
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Think of Carlos Mencia as the Latino Dave Chappelle. A brash, confrontational, and unapologetic lover of free speech, he likes making his audience squirm. That’s the point of democracy, isn’t it? Honduras-born Mencia—who gained a broad following with his Comedy Central show, Mind of Mencia—uses his immigrant perspective to offer minority observations on American culture, […]
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