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Wednesday
Feb142007

Video of the Moment: Joe Rogan vs. Ned Holness!

For months, years, decades now, Joe Rogan has been accusing Ned Holness -- aka Comedy Central's Carlos Mencia -- of stealing jokes from other comics. (Which is, frankly, an odd accusation to us, since we didn't know Mencia was a comic.) The duo have been going back and forth for awhile now, sometimes on radio shows, sometimes on YouTube'd videos, sometimes on a combination of both, and it looks like things finally came to a head last Saturday over at the Comedy Store.

According to Redban:

Joe Rogan got off stage, and an angry Carlos Mencia grabbed the microphone from the next comic and ask for Joe to come back for a comedy battle with the perfect outcome.


Which brings us to the video in question:



The video's quite amazing actually, the only downside being unable to get that damn wacky mariachi song out of our heads. If we had to pick a winner after this debate, our vote would be firmly in Rogan's camp, which isn't that big of a shock, since the above video wasn't exactly unbiased, seeing as it was edited for Rogan's "JoeShow" Internets-based reality show and all. That said, Mencia was the one who asked Rogan up onstage in the first place. You reap what you sow. (We'd put a cheap Mexican labor joke here, but we're afraid Mencia might steal it from us.)

Also: Mr. Rogan himself has a nice account of the entire story over at his blog. We also recommend the AST thread for a nice sample of how some other comics are responding to the video.

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