Just Visting

An occasional shout-out from people passing through town  
By MARK OSTOW  |  November 8, 2006

Carlos Mencia, Comedian

What’s the difference between Mexican and American comedy? In Mexico they’re still joke-telling. In America, comedians are our philosophers. Chris Rock, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce — these guys are our Plato, our Socrates.

Who’s the funniest person you know? My adopted brother, Albert — but he’s not as funny as my dad. My dad is just naturally funny.

Which could you live without: sex or comedy? Sex. If I couldn’t express myself through comedy, I couldn’t survive.

Carlos Mencia | Orpheum Theatre,  One Hamilton Pl. Boston | November 2 | 617.679.0810

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