Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today's most lauded entertainers and feared comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, or nationwide sold-out tours, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a diverse audience.
Mencia began his career donig stand-up on amateur night at the comedy club, The Laugh Factory. He later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a regular, performing nightly. This led to appearances on 'In Living Color', 'The Arsenio Hall Show', 'Moesha' and 'An Evening at the Improv'. 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.
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 Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status.
Mind of Mencia debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. It became on of the strongest shows in the network's history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers.
Mencia chose to go back to his comedic roots, allowing him to share his newest material with smaller and more intimate audiences. In addition to touring, Mencia is continuously writing material for television pilots and upcoming comedy specials.