Carlos Mencia’s ability to reach a diverse audience by pointing out society’s hypocrisies is the ultimate goal for this observational comedian. Recently, on MSNBC's Time and Again, Billy Crystal explained what he felt was the difference between a comic and a comedian. He explained, "The comic makes you laugh while the comedian makes you laugh and gives you something about which to think." While both are valuable to society, the comedian is the performer that demonstrates artistic merit because he shares a piece of himself with the audience. The comedian personalizes his material whereas the comic looks for the quick fix. Carlos has this rare gift of insightful perception and precise delivery that has made him one of the most successful touring comedians in the country.