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Carlos Mencia

 I will make it to the Brea Improv. First show tonight Saturday sold out get your tickets I don't know… http://t.co/ub3l0nh23w 13 hours ago

 

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Ned Arnel Mencia (born October 22, 1967), better known by his stage name Carlos Mencia, is a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor. His style of comedy is often political and involves issues of race, culture, and social class, juxtaposing existing social issues with ethical convention. He was formerly the host of his own show on Comedy Central, Mind of Mencia. Mencía was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the seventeenth of eighteen children. His mother, Magdelena Mencía, was Mexican, and his father, Roberto Holness, was a Honduran whose distant ancestors included immigrants from Germany, England, and the Cayman Islands. At the time of his birth, Mencía's mother engaged in a domestic dispute with his father, and declined to give her son his biological father's last name. The name appearing on his birth certificate is "Ned Arnel Mencía", although Mencia has said that out of respect for his biological father he went by the Holness name anyway, and was known as "Ned Holness" until he was eighteen years old. Mencia was raised Roman Catholic in East Los Angeles, California by his aunt Consuelo and uncle Pablo Mencia. By his own admission, staying out of trouble was difficult while growing up, but with the help of his family he excelled in school and stayed out of gangs.  He majored in electrical engineering at California State University, Los Angeles,  but left early to pursue a career in comedy after a successful performance at an open mic night at The Laugh Factory.

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Carlos Mencia -- Comedy Is Harder When You Lose the Fat

Carlos Mencia
Comedy Is HARDER When You Lose the Fat

Carlos Mencia knows that fat is funny -- and dropping 70 lbs can be a career killer for a comedian -- but this weekend, the comic found a way to make skinny work ... with the help of a little… READ MORE >

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

Carlos Mencia
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… READ MORE >

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Carlos Mencia -- The Undisputed Champ ... of Farts

Carlos Mencia
The Undisputed Champ ... of Farts

Carlos Mencia really stinks -- in fact, the comic tells TMZ he's completely undefeated in the cut-throat world of competitive farting.After a comedy show in L.A. last night -- the gas master… READ MORE >

- 1290 days ago
No Joke -- Mencia Lands Mansion

No Joke -- Mencia Lands Mansion

Carlos Mencia just purchased a $4.4 million house in Encino -- an upgrade to make room for visitation by his massive family. He has 17 siblings! No, really, 17!According to the L.A. Times, the… READ MORE >

- 2259 days ago
Carlos vs. Jeff: Who'd You Rather?

Carlos vs. Jeff
Who'd You Rather?

So-called funnyman Carlos Mencia turns 40 on Monday, while geek chic movie star Jeff Goldblum turns 55.The question is ...  READ MORE >

- 2371 days ago
Irony: Mencia to Host Creative Emmys

Irony: Mencia to Host Creative Emmys

Comedian Carlos Mencia has been tapped to host the Creative Arts Emmy Awards next month in Los Angeles. The key word in that sentence is "creative."Mencia, star of Comedy Central's "Mind of… READ MORE >

- 2425 days ago
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Fatone Shoots Pap Outside Nightclub

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The only thing Carlos Mencia loves more than his tour bus are his custom motorcycles, and he gave our camera an up-close introduction to both.We dropped in on the red-hot comic at the Gibson… READ MORE >

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