Carlos Mencia Half the Comic He Used to Be

11/30/2011 1:15 PM PST

Carlos Mencia Weight Loss -- Half The Comic He Used to Be

Comedian Carlos Mencia has dropped 70 pounds ... and that's no joke.

The slimmer, toned and worked out 44-year-old's dramatic weight loss was evident Monday in L.A. (left) especially when compared to how he looked just one year ago (right).

Now people will want to copy his routine.