One of the most popular comedians in the country, Mencia has the rare gift of insightful perception and precise delivery when addressing a variety of subjects, including ethnic stereotypes, racism and people’s inability to laugh at themselves. He represents the internal voice inside us and demands we admit to thinking what he says out loud. Mencia’s 2006 COMEDY CENTRAL Original Stand-up Special, “Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached,” was the first COMEDY CENTRAL Original Stand-up Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status. Mencia’s new comedy special for Comedy Central, “Carlos Mencia * * Performance Enhanced,” will premiere on Sunday, May 18 at 9:00p.m.

Mencia’s “Mind of Mencia” debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. Since then, it has become one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. “Mind of Mencia” is executive produced by Mencia and Robert Morton (“Late Night with David Letterman”). With the continued success of the show, the network has ordered a fourth season of the weekly hit, set to premiere Wednesday, May 21 at 10:30p.m. with ten all-new episodes. The new season will take on such topics as the election, recession, war and other controversial issues.

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.” 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.

                                TOUR DATES

  Show                                                          On Sale
  Date            City                     Venue                 Date

  7/26/08    Morrison       Red Rocks Amphitheater
  8/1/08     Hyannis        Cape Cod Melody Tent
  8/2/08     Beach          Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
  8/8/08     Yuma           Paradise Casino
                            Viejas -- Concerts in the Park
  8/9/08     Alpine         630pm
                            Viejas -- Concerts in the Park
  8/9/08     Alpine         930pm
  8/30/08    Uncasville     Mohegan Sun Arena
  8/31/08    Atlantic City  Borgata Hotel and Casino
  9/3/08     Raleigh        Memorial Auditorium                 5/16/08
  9/4/08     Knoxville      Tennessee Theatre                   5/16/08
  9/5/08     Charlotte      Ovens Auditorium                    5/16/08
  9/6/08     Atlanta        Fox Theatre                         5/16/08
  9/12/08    Phoenix        Jobing Arena                        5/16/08
  9/13/08    Tucson         Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
  9/14/08    El Paso        El Paso County Coliseum             5/16/08
  9/17/08    Amarillo       Amarillo Civic Center               5/16/08
  9/18/08    San Angelo     San Angelo Auditorium               5/16/08
  9/19/08    Houston        Toyota Center                       5/16/08
  9/20/08    Dallas         Nokia Theatre                       5/19/08
  9/21/08    Waco           Hippodrome                          5/16/08
  9/26/08    Los Angeles    Gibson Amphitheatre                 5/18/08
  9/27/08    Los Angeles    Gibson Amphitheatre                 5/18/08
                            Laredo Entertainment Center
  10/2/08    Laredo         Arena                               5/16/08
  10/3/08    Austin         Frank Erwin Center Theatre          5/16/08
  10/4/08    San Antonio    San Antonio Municipal Auditorium    5/16/08
  10/7/08    Salinas        Salinas Fox                         5/16/08
  10/8/08    Eugene         The Hult Center                     5/16/08
  10/9/08    Portland       Arlene Schnitzer                    5/16/08
  10/11/08   Seattle        The Paramount                       5/16/08
  10/13/08   Missoula       University Theatre                  5/16/08
  10/14/08   Billings       Shrine Auditorium                   5/16/08
  10/15/08   Rapid City     Rushmore Theatre                    5/16/08
  10/16/08   Bismarck       Bismarck Civic Center               5/16/08
  10/17/08   Green Bay      Meyer Theatre                       5/16/08
  10/18/08   Milwaukee      Riverside Theatre                   5/16/08
  10/22/08   Nashville      Ryman Auditorium                    5/16/08
  10/23/08   Indianapolis   Murat Theatre                       5/16/08
  10/24/08   Chicago        Rosemont Theatre                    5/16/08
  10/26/08   Kalamazoo      State Theatre                       5/16/08
  10/31/08   Wendover       Peppermill Concert Hall
  11/5/08    Rochester      Rochester Auditorium Theatre        5/16/08
             New York
  11/6/08    City           TBD                                 tbd
  11/7/08    Albany         Palace Theatre                      5/16/08
  11/9/08    Columbus       Palace Theatre                      5/16/08
  11/12/08   Cincinnati     Taft Theatre                        5/16/08
  11/13/08   Cleveland      Playhouse Square                    11am
  11/14/08   DC             DAR Constitution Hall               5/16/08
  11/15/08   Pittsburgh     Heinz Hall                          5/16/08
  11/16/08   Reading        Sovereign Performing Arts Center    5/16/08
  11/19/08   Norfolk        Chrysler Hall                       5/16/08
  11/20/08   Baltimore      Lyric Opera House                   5/16/08
  11/21/08   Philadelphia   Tower Theatre                       5/16/08
  11/22/08   Detroit        Fillmore                            5/16/08
  11/23/08   Louisville     Palace Theatre                      5/16/08
  11/28/08   Charleston     North Charleston PAC                5/16/08
  11/29/08   Jacksonville   Moran Theatre                       5/16/08
  11/30/08   Tampa Bay      Tampa Bay PAC                       5/16/08
  12/2/08    Lakeland       Youkey Theatre                      5/16/08
  12/4/08    Beach          Peabody Auditorium                  5/16/08
  12/6/08    Mobile         Saenger Theatre                     5/16/08
  12/9/08    Rouge          Baton Rouge River PAC               5/16/08
  12/10/08   Shreveport     Strand Theatre                      5/16/08
  12/12/08   Wichita        Cotillion Ballroom                  5/16/08
  12/13/08   Rio Puerco     Route 66 Casino

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