Carlos Mencia

At one time considered the heir apparent to Comedy Central's mercurial star Dave Chappelle, comedian Carlos Mencia experienced a critical backlash - primarily from other comedians - at the height of his career. Raised ... Read more »
Born: 10/21/1967

Filmography

Actor (33)

Carlos Mencia: New Territory 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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Our Family Wedding 2010 (Movie)

Miguel Ramirez (Actor)

2008 ALMA Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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America United: In Support of Our Troops 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Carlos Mencia: Performance Enhanced 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Framed 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Mind of Mencia 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

The 2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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2007 NCLR Alma Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Moesha 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

Uncle Tito (Actor)

The Proud Family 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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2006 Alma Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Drawn Together 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Bernie Mac Show 2001 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Comedy Central Presents... 2002 (Tv Show)

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Outta Time 2002 (Movie)

Juancho (Actor)

The Shield 2002 (Tv Show)

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Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Latino Laugh Festival 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Second Annual Latino Laugh Festival 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Carlos Mencia 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Comic Relief VI 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Carlos Mencia 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Loco Slam 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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I Am Comic (TV Show)

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The Proud Family Movie (TV Show)

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Biography

At one time considered the heir apparent to Comedy Central's mercurial star Dave Chappelle, comedian Carlos Mencia experienced a critical backlash - primarily from other comedians - at the height of his career. Raised in Los Angeles, the Honduras-born Mencia received his start in stand-up at such famed area clubs as The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. A growing reputation, built around his aggressively politically-incorrect material, led to opportunities like hosting the cable special "Loco Slam" (HBO, 1994) and headlining his own stand-up event "Comedy Central Presents: Carlos Mencia" (Comedy Central, 2002). After filling the void left by Chappelle with his show "Mind of Mencia" (Comedy Central, 2005-08), Mencia suddenly became a ubiquitous presence on the comedy scene. With more specials like "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached" (Comedy Central, 2006) and appearances in such feature films as "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007), he was undoubtedly one of the hottest comics in the business. However, whether due to over-saturation or comedic karma, Mencia just as suddenly became a pariah within the stand-up community, as mounting accusations that he repeatedly stole jokes from other comics eventually led to his public confession during an interview. As quickly as he had risen, by 2009, the comic was largely relegated to returning to the comedy club circuit from which he had emerged. Whether revered or reviled, Mencia was sure to elicit strong opinions from comedy fans and professional comedians alike.

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