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About Carlos Mencia

One of the most popular comedians in the country, Carlos Mencia has the rare gift of insightful perception and precise delivery when addressing a variety of subjects, including people's inability to laugh at themselves. He represents the internal voice inside us and demands we admit to thinking what he says out loud.

Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the Laugh Factory. He later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a regular, performing nightly. After he found success on the L.A comedy circuit, Mencia was named "International Comedy Grand Champion" from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). This led to appearances on "In Living Color," "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Moesha" and "An Evening at the Improv." In 1994, he hosted the HBO comedy series "Loco Slam" and in 1998 he hosted "Funny is Funny!" on Galavision. Mencia released a comedy album in 2000 called "Take a Joke, America" that showcased his unique brand of humor.

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One of the most popular comedians in the country, Carlos Mencia has the rare gift of insightful perception and precise delivery when addressing a variety of subjects, including people's inability to laugh at themselves. He represents the internal voice inside us and demands we admit to thinking what he says out loud.

Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the Laugh Factory. He later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a regular, performing nightly. After he found success on the L.A comedy circuit, Mencia was named "International Comedy Grand Champion" from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). This led to appearances on "In Living Color," "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Moesha" and "An Evening at the Improv." In 1994, he hosted the HBO comedy series "Loco Slam" and in 1998 he hosted "Funny is Funny!" on Galavision. Mencia released a comedy album in 2000 called "Take a Joke, America" that showcased his unique brand of humor.

Mencia continued his journey up the comedy ladder by headlining "The Three Amigos" tour with Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco in 2002, which sold out in record time around the United States. He was also featured in the independent films "Outta Time" and "29 Palms" and starred in guest spots on "The Shield" and "The Bernie Mac Show," among others. In 2002, he received a CableACE Award nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special. That same year, Mencia was featured on "Comedy Central Presents." Mencia remained busy and after the success of his solo DVD, "Carlos Mencia: Not For The Easily Offended," "Mind of Mencia" went into development. The show was an instant hit and after the first season, Comedy Central signed Mencia back for his own original stand-up special, "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached." The special was the first Comedy Central stand-up DVD to achieve platinum sales status.

"Mind of Mencia" debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. It became one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers.

In the summer of 2007, Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers’ hit feature film "The Heartbreak Kid." Later that year Mencia headlined his own nationwide comedy tour and taped a new comedy special for Comedy Central, "Carlos Mencia: Performance Enhanced," which aired in 2008.

Beginning in 2007, Mencia embarked on holiday season USO Tours to entertain the troops serving overseas. For his 2008 trip, Mencia visited Kuwait to host "Operation MySpace," an exclusive concert for American Troops in the Middle East alongside Jessica Simpson and The Pussycat Dolls. Mencia’s 2009 USO tour had stops in Turkey, Kirkuk, Baghdad, Qatar, Afghanistan and many other countries.

In 2008, Mencia began his "At Close Range" tour at the Red Rock Amphitheatre in Colorado. Larger than all of his previous tours, Mencia performed in 80 cities across the country. In the summer of 2009, he kicked off a nationwide comedy tour entitled "The Administration of Laughter," which brought him to excited audiences all around the country.

In 2010, Mencia starred in the family comedy "Our Family Wedding" alongside America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker.

His stand-up special "New Territory," which showcased all-new material with Mencia's fresh perspective, aired on Comedy Central in 2011 and was later released on DVD.

Mencia enjoys returning to his comedic roots by performing at comedy clubs throughout the country, which allows him to share his newest material with smaller and more intimate audiences.