More Mencia, Bush coming

Comedy Central today announced that it has renewed two of its original shows, and it's good news for fans of stereotypes and pint-size politicians.

Stealing the deal--sorry--sealing the deal for a fourth season is Carlos Mencia (real name Ned Arnel Holness) and his sketch comedy show Mind of Mencia. The program largely features Mencia's take on ethnic stereotypes, immigration, race relations, and other hot-button topics, and has proven to be a niche success for the network, along the lines of another comedy that caters to a specific crowd, Blue Collar TV.

The fourth season of Mind of Mencia will air this spring. In a statement, Mencia hilariously quipped, "I look forward to doing another season of Mind of Mencia. I hope this doesn't mean I can't be on Dancing with the Stars."

Mencia has been a target of the stand-up comedy community, which has accused the entertainer of stealing material from other comics on numerous occasions. Video evidence has hit the Web, the most damaging being a video clip showing Mencia only slightly altering one of Bill Cosby's jokes from the 1980s.

Despite the accusations, Mencia's popularity has exploded in recent years, with the comic's DVD sales going platinum. Mencia helped filled the void left when Dave Chappelle abruptly ended his wildly popular Chappelle's Show after just two years (portions of a third season were filmed, but a complete third season never aired). The third season of Mind of Mencia will hit stores October 23.

Like the politician it pokes fun at (but probably more popular), the animated series Lil' Bush has been granted another term on television after a first run. Ten new episodes of the political parody will begin airing next spring.

Lil' Bush follows the antics of a prepubescent George "Dubya" as he hangs out with miniature versions of his cabinet and has words with his enemies, such as an even-more-pint-size-than-usual Kim Jong Il.

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I hope Comedy Central is sold to people who don't carpool in a shortbus to work.
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drew is so freckin gay
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Comedy Central should thank their lucky stars for South Park and Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert. Because outside of them and some decent reruns, the network is terrible.



Carlos Menica is not only a blatant racist, he's simply not funny. Oh yeah, and he steals jokes and has zero respect inside stand up comedy circles. His show is as comedic when dealing with race as Bill O'Reilly is talking about black restaurants. Get the fool off the air. Where Dave Chappelle mocked racism and racist people, Mencia mocks races and uses racist thinking as his jokes. The only people who find his garbage funny are racist people themselves. "Ha ha ha! Oh Mexicans are so lazy and black people all have guns! Ha ha ha!" Give me a break. This fat fool sets our society back every time his racism and hate is given time on the air. Sad this country has so many morons who confuse it for humor.



And that George Bush Jr. show was never funny. Pretty sad when you fail at mocking GW.
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if you have ever seen carlos mencia live you know he's funny and i watch that show...the other CS show i watch is southpark and that's it. chapelle show was the shhhhhhhh....
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Why the hell did Lil' Bush get renewed? Even Jon Stewart said it sucks...and he's on the same network...
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I think that Ned/Carlos is kind of an annoying a$$. He reminds me of that kid that everyone in jr high thought was funny but now you realize that he's just a joke stealing idiot...
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And I thought Lil Bush was cancelled. Comedy Central needs to get new management.
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sad day for Comedy everywhere...without south park, Comedy Central would be lost. Futurama is the right direction to go.
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I guess this is karma paying back for blowing it with Chappelle. Basically everything after that, with one or two exceptions (Colbert Report) have been trash.
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The only show worth watching on Comedy Central now, with the expections of reruns of MADtv and Scrubs, plus John Stewart and Steven Colbert's programs, is Drawn Together, but that's leaving, yet "The Racism Show" and "Lil' Too Late To Be Funny" get renewed. Crap Central indeed.
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Yeah, how can anyone find him funny. Also The George Bush Jr. show seems stupid.
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Wow...:o Carlos Mencia is still alive? Too bad he's still not funny.
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Thank you, TV.com, for spreading the info about Ned. I've been amazed at how his popularity has helped him stay off the plagerism radar. My guess is that once he stops making so much money for Comedy Central, they'll do like a biop about "Exposing a Theif." But until then, it'll be "see no evil, hear no evil."
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Both shows I dont care for. South Park is the only CS show that I watch, everything else is garbage.
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I've never seen these shows, I was curious about Lil' Bush, but your comments aren't that encouraging ^^;
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i agree with telisnostic...mind of mencia is a joke, mencia is a joke, he should definitely get fired, and i can't believe some people are even saying that he's funnier than dave chappelle! no way!
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Comedy Central is officially run by morons.
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Both shows are not funny. They should bring back Gary & Mike and The Critic in syndication.
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