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Carlos Mencia

10/28/11 through 10/29/11

Gotham Comedy Club

208 W. 23rd Street Map

212-877-6115

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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. Carlos connected again with a film audience with the recent Fox Searchlight feature release "Our Family Wedding" starring opposite Forrest Whitaker and America Ferrara, Carlos stars in this clash-of-cultures comedy about two overbearing dads. The film is currently available on DVD. Now, after a hugely successful 2008 comedy tour which brought him to large venues across the country, Carlos Mencia is returning to his comedy club roots. Starting early August, Mencia will climb aboard a tour bus, and hit the road, headlining 30 comedy clubs in 30 days across the country. Providing a more intimate standup setting for both he and his audiences, Mencia will deliver his usual take-no-prisoners style of comedy - from politics to race to culture. No one, no subject matter will be immune. Audiences will be able to catch Mencia as he preps for his all new hour standup special, which will shoot late 2010. Mencia was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the 17th of 18 children. His parents sent Mencia to the United States when he was about three months old, where he was raised in Maravilla Projects in Los Angeles, California by his aunt and uncle. In his early teens, Mencia moved back to Honduras because his family wanted him to avoid the destructive gang culture of East Los Angeles. When Mencia later returned to Los Angeles, he showed such educational prowess that he was immediately promoted to the tenth grade. Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the comedy club, 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 brand of confrontational 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 Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status. "Mind of Mencia" debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. Wrapping five seasons later, the show was one of the strongest shows in the network's history. In the summer of 2007, Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers' hit feature film, "The Heartbreak Kid" (DreamWorks). In the fall of 2007, Mencia headlined a nationwide comedy tour titled "Carlos Mencia Live Presented by Bud Light." The highly anticipated tour brought Mencia face-to-face with his fans from September 2007 through December 2007. In December 2007, Mencia embarked on his first USO Tour to the Persian Gulf where he entertained the troops serving over seas. Mencia recently returned from his second trip to Kuwait after hosting "Operation Myspace," an exclusive concert for American Troops in the Middle East alongside Jessica Simpson and The Pussycat Dolls. The special aired on FX in April 2008. In addition, Mencia taped a new comedy special for Comedy Central, "Carlos Mencia: Performance Enhanced," that premiered in May 2008 That same year, Mencia kicked off his "At Close Range Tour " at Red Rock Amphitheatre in Colorado. Larger than all of his previous tours, Mencia performed in 80 cities across the country. This year, Mencia has embarked on The "Administration of Laughter Tour," addressing the presidency, the economy and many more topical issues With standup, film and tv, Mencia's career continues to flourish, making him one of Hollywood's most sought after talents to date! Mencia presently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Amy and their son. For more information, please visit www.carlosmencia.com and www.myspace.com/carlosmencia.

Venue Description: Voted top-rated comedy club by the Daily News and best comedy club in NYC by NY Press. Emerged as NY's premier comedy venue. Legends like Jerry Seinfeld are known to drop in on this upscale yet intimate setting.

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Upcoming Events at Gotham Comedy Club

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American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 02/26/17

Gotham's New Talent Showcase - 02/27/17

Gotham's New Talent Showcase - 02/27/17

ResistanceNYCComedy Fundraiser for the ACLU (The Vintage Lounge) - 02/27/17

ComedyJuice w/ America's Got Talent's Sam Morril, The Tonight Show's Jessica Kirson, + More! - 02/28/17

Heathen (The Vintage Lounge) - 03/01/17

6th Annual Humor for HOPE - 03/01/17

Craig Robinson - 03/02/17 - 03/05/17

Bottles of Laughs (The Vintage Lounge) - 03/03/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 03/04/17

Glass Half Full Comedy: Up Beat Comedy for Down Beat Times (The Vintage Lounge) - 03/04/17

The Gotham All-Stars! - 03/04/17

Svetlana & The Delancey Five: Swing for Spring – A Birthday Celebration! - 03/04/17

Eddie Brill's Comedy Workshop - 03/05/17

Gotham's New Talent Showcase - 03/07/17 - 03/08/17

ComedyJuice w/ Comedy Central's Matteo Lane + More! - 03/07/17

The Gotham All-Stars benefiting HeForShe Arts Week - 03/09/17

Adam Ray - 03/10/17 - 03/12/17

The Diversity Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 03/11/17

The Gotham All-Stars! - 03/11/17

The Wali Collins Comedy Cup with Erin Jackson, Pete Lee, Kenny Williams & Cory Kahaney (The Vintage Lounge) - 03/14/17

ComedyJuice w/ Gina Brillon from CBS's Kevin Can't Wait + More! - 03/14/17

Laugh Out Loud & Proud- a night of comedy benefitting the LGBT network - 03/14/17

Gotham's New Talent Showcase - 03/15/17

Steve Byrne - 03/16/17 - 03/18/17

The Gotham All-Stars! - 03/18/17

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You (The Vintage Lounge) - 03/18/17

The Mixtape Comedy Show - 03/19/17

Eve Brandstein's Poetry In Motion since 1988 Presents: The Times They Are A-Changin' (The Vintage Lounge) - 03/20/17

Gotham's New Talent Showcase - 03/20/17

ComedyJuice w/ Comedy Central's Louis Katz + More! - 03/21/17

Shawn Wayans - 03/23/17 - 03/26/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 03/25/17

After Hours: Comedy for When You're Off the Clock (The Vintage Lounge) - 03/25/17

The Gotham All-Stars! - 03/25/17

Kids n' Comedy Show! - 03/26/17

Kids n' Comedy Show! - 03/26/17

Gotham's New Talent Showcase - 03/27/17

ComedyJuice - 03/28/17

Paul Zerdin - 03/31/17

Paul Zerdin - 04/01/17

Glass Half Full Comedy: Up Beat Comedy for Down Beat Times (The Vintage Lounge) - 04/01/17

The Gotham All-Stars! - 04/01/17

ComedyJuice - 04/04/17

Bottles of Laughs (The Vintage Lounge) - 04/07/17

Dan Levy - 04/07/17 - 04/08/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 04/08/17 - 04/09/17

The Diversity Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 04/08/17

ComedyJuice - 04/11/17

Michael Yo - 04/14/17 - 04/15/17

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You (The Vintage Lounge) - 04/15/17

Yannis Pappas - 04/20/17 - 04/22/17

Yannis Pappas - 04/20/17 - 04/22/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 04/22/17

After Hours: Comedy for When You're Off the Clock (The Vintage Lounge) - 04/22/17

Kids n' Comedy Show! - 04/23/17

Kids n' Comedy Show! - 04/23/17

Stand Up For Pits with Rebecca Corry - 04/30/17

Homo Comicus with Kate Clinton - 05/03/17

Godfrey - 05/05/17 - 05/07/17

Bottles of Laughs (The Vintage Lounge) - 05/05/17

Glass Half Full Comedy: Up Beat Comedy for Down Beat Times (The Vintage Lounge) - 05/06/17

Vic DiBitetto - 05/12/17 - 05/13/17

The Diversity Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 05/13/17

Chingo Bling - 05/18/17

Christina Pazsitzky - 05/19/17 - 05/20/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 05/19/17 - 05/20/17

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You (The Vintage Lounge) - 05/20/17

The Mixtape Comedy Show - 05/21/17

Kids n' Comedy Show! - 05/21/17

Kids n' Comedy Show! - 05/21/17

Harris Stanton - 05/26/17 - 05/27/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 05/27/17

After Hours: Comedy for When You're Off the Clock (The Vintage Lounge) - 05/27/17

Jeff Dye - 06/02/17 - 06/03/17

Brad Williams - 06/08/17 - 06/10/17

Deon Cole - 06/15/17 - 06/17/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 06/17/17

The Mixtape Comedy Show - 06/18/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 06/23/17 - 06/24/17

Theo Von - 06/23/17 - 06/24/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 07/15/17

The Mixtape Comedy Show - 07/16/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 07/21/17 - 07/22/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 08/19/17

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - 08/25/17 - 08/26/17

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