Status Is Cheap

In the years since Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia went off the air, the only ways to get a look into the workings of Carlos Mencia’s brain have been through elaborate schemes of kidnapping and forced CAT scans. Even if you have a cousin who will do the kidnapping for free and have your own CAT scan equipment, the pizza and beer for your helpers would still run you at least $30. For that price, you can save yourself a lot of trouble and just get a ticket to see Mencia’s show at the Miami Improv (3390 Mary St., Coconut Grove). Fair enough — there’s a two-drink minimum, but hey, life is rough. For an extra 20 bucks, you can get a VIP ticket, which includes special seating; your choice of a signed DVD, T-shirt, or audio of the show; and a meet-and-greet with Mencia’s mind. Twenty dollars really isn’t a whole lot to take you from being some loser whose sleeves are stained from years of snot wiping, to being a very important person. Unfortunately, you’ll find that all you get in this world for being very important is a chance to meet Carlos Mencia and a new shirt to wipe your nose — one that doesn’t even have long sleeves. Like we said, life is rough.
Thu., May 23, 8:30 p.m.; Fri., May 24, 8:30 p.m.; Sat., May 25, 8:30 & 10:45 p.m.; Sun., May 26, 8:30 & 10:45 p.m., 2013
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