Carlos Mencia Is A Changed And Thinner Man

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According to The New York Times’ profile of Carlos Mencia, the comic has undergone quite a few changes from just a few years ago. He’s started going to therapy after all those accusations of joke-stealing, and in his new special, “the chubby, angry performer who railed about current events and cultural differences for four seasons on Mind of Mencia has given way to a lean presence who is still passionate but is not nearly so confrontational.” The article also offers Mencia’s side of the controversy following his appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF, which is interesting if you’re willing to dredge up all those old feelings and wade back into that pit of drama. There’s probably only one way to find out if Mencia really has changed as a performer, though, and that’s watching the special.