The comedian got his start doing stand-up on amateur nights at the Los Angeles comedy club the Laugh Factory. He was later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a nightly regular.
After conquering the L.A comedy circuit, Mencia was named International Comedy Grand Champion on "Buscando Estrellas," the Latino version of "Star Search."
By 2002, he received a CableACE Award nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special and then went on to be featured on "Comedy Central Presents."
His show, "Mind of Mencia," debuted on Comedy Central and was an instant hit. It became one of the network's most popular shows, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers.
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.
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Every holiday season since 2007, Mencia goes on a USO Tour to the Persian Gulf to entertain the troops serving overseas.
Tickets start at $29.95.