Widely known as the Comedy Central host of the “Mind of Mencia” show, Carlos Mencia is an American actor, comedian, and writer. His humor and comedy style is based on different social problems like criminal justice, race and culture issues, differences in social classes, etc.
Carlos Mencia was born in 1967 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, as Ned Arnel Mencia. Mencia has grown up in East Los Angeles, California, and despite his wild temper, he managed to stay out of gangs during his teenage years’ thanks to his family. He completed his high school in Los Angeles and attended the California State University in LA. Carlos got married to Amy Mencia in 2003, and they have a son named Lucas Pablo Mencia.
Carlos Mencia started his career as Ned Holness at first, but he changed the stage name into Carlos to reach more of the Mexican audience. He appeared many times as a guest in different comedy shows and series. In 1994 he was a host of the HBO show called “Loco Slam”. Mencia is widely known as a host of “Mind of Mencia” from 2005 until 2008, and other shows such as “Funny is Funny!”, “Uncensored Comedy: That’s Not Funny”, “Latino Laugh Festival”, etc.
Mencia performed many stand-up comedy shows in different events such as The Comedy Store and The LA Cabaret. He also has appearing in movies and shows like “Farce of the Penguins”, “Moesha”, “Outta Time”, “MADtv”, “The Shield”, “Carlos Mencia: New Territory”, etc.
Carlos Mencia net worth
Mencia’s successful career in the entertainment industry brought him nominations for the “Best Performance – Comedy” at the NAMIC Vision Awards, Imagen Foundation Awards, and ALMA Awards for his show “Mind of Mencia” two times. Besides his comedian profession, his sense for business made him a co-owner of the chain of the restaurant called “Maggie Rita’s”. Carlos Mencia’s estimated net worth is more than $20 million dollars. He is one of the most famous comedians in the world.