Interviews

Carlos Mencia: "I Live in a Positive World"

Say Carlos Mencia three times in a comedy club and see what appears. Could be a frown, a hateful rant, maybe even a defense, but chances are you'll get something out of the comedy community.

That's because, not too long ago, Carlos Mencia was one of the most controversial -- hated, even -- names in comedy. Now, if you don't know why that is, you'll need a history lesson. So here's the quick and dirty version.

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Ryan Pfeffer is Miami New Times’ music editor. After earning a BS in editing, writing, and media from Florida State University, Ryan joined the New Times staff in November 2013 as a web editor, where he coined the phrase "pee-tweet" (to retweet someone while urinating). Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, he’s now neck-deep in bass and booty in the 305.
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