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Racism or Satire?

Comedian Carlos Mencia will be performing his standup act at the Music Hall in Kansas City this Wednesday (October 24, 2007). KCUR's Kelley Weiss spoke with him recently, and asked him about his provocative way of talking about race. By Kelley Weiss


Kansas City, MO – Carlos Mencia is the creator of Comedy Central's controversial show Mind of Mencia. Mencia was born in Honduras to a Honduran mother and Mexican father and moved to Los Angeles as a boy. He studied electrical engineering in college but chose to pursue a career in stand-up comedy instead. And at this point, he's one of the most successful Latino comedian ever, judging by his cable ratings and tour-ticket sales. Mencia's also on the big screen right now with Ben Stiller in The Heartbreak Kid.

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