Synopsis by Hal Erickson
With the fury of a wild bull (though no wild bull has ever been quite so funny), Latino comedian Carlos Mencia shattered racial stereotypes and eviscerated a variety of sacred cows on his weekly, half-hour Comedy Central series The Mind of Mencia. Using a combination of monologue, sketch comedy and in-your-face confrontation, Mencia exposed the hypocrisies rampants in peoples of all races, colors, creeds and sexes. The range of his material extended from the paranoia attending the 9/11 attacks to the "attraction" of incent--and no one was spared his sharped-tongued satire, not conservatives, not liberals, not feminists, not bigots, not tree-hugger. "He's speaking his mind", read the network's promotional copy. "We're hiring extra lawyers." The Mind of Mencia premiered July 6, 2005.