Carlos Mencia is a well-known American comedian who is also an actor and writer. His comedy style involves issues like social class, criminal justice, culture, and race. Mencia is best known to be the host of the Comedy Central show called ‘Mind of Mencia’. He has released many comedy albums and also comedy DVDs. Let’s find out more about how much is Carlos Mencia’s net worth in 2018.
Carlos Mencia Early Life
Ned Arnel Mencia, known professionally as “Carlos Mencia” was born on October 22, 1967, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras to his parents Roberto Holness and Magdelena Mencía. He grew up in East Los Angeles, California.
Mencia completed his schooling at Garfield High School located in Los Angeles County and attended the California State University, Los Angeles, but dropped out for a career in comedy.
In 2003, Carlos Mencia got married to his longtime girlfriend, Amy Mencia. They have a son named Lucas Pablo Mencia.
He is the brother of Lucas Mencia who has also appeared with him in ‘Mind of Mencia’. When he was 19, he used to deal with drugs and has also burglarized a house. In 2005, he was accused of plagiarism by Joe Rogan. In 2009, Carlos Mencia made inappropriate comments in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.
Carlos Mencia Career
Initially, Carlos Mencia was known as “Ned Holness” on the advice of The Comedy Store’s owner Mitzi Shore. He then went on to perform as a stand-up comedian in various venues like The L. A. Cabaret and The Comedy Store. This led him to appear in ‘Buscando Estrellas’ and ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’.
In 1994, he was selected as the host of ‘Loco Slam’ on HBO. Prior to that, he has guest-appeared in an episode of ‘In Living Color’ in 1990. He was the host of ‘Mind of Mencia’ from 2005 to 2008. He has also hosted shows like ‘Uncensored Comedy: That’s Not Funny’, ‘Funny is Funny!’, ‘Latino Laugh Festival’, and has appeared in ‘Comic Relief’.
In 1999, he was seen in ‘Moesha’. From 2001 to 2005, he lent his voice in ‘The Proud Family’. Mencia has appeared in various films and television shows like ‘The Shield’, ‘Outta Time’, ’29 Palms’, ‘Farce of the Penguins’, ‘The Heartbreak Kid’, ‘MADtv’, and ‘Carlos Mencia: New Territory’.
Carlos Mencia has released many albums like ‘Take a Joke America’, ‘America Rules’, ‘Unmerciful’, and ‘Spanglish’. He has appeared in radio shows for CBS Radio and XM Satellite Radio.
Awards & Achievements
In 2008, Carlos Mencia was nominated at the NAMIC Vision Awards in the category of ‘Best Performance – Comedy’. He has been nominated twice for the Imagen Foundation Awards and was given the title of “International Comedy Grand Champion”. Carlos Mencia is a two-time nominee of the ALMA Awards for his show ‘Mind of Mencia’.
Net Worth of Carlos Mencia
Carlos Mencia has an estimated net worth of more than $20 million. He made this fortune as a successful comedian and appearing in various films and television shows. He is also the co-owner of ‘Maggie Rita’s’ chain of restaurant. He has done several comedy tours and has appeared in the podcast of Marc Maron called ‘WTF with Marc Maron’ in 2010. Carlos Mencia has also appeared in an advertisement of Bud Light.
Carlos Mencia is considered one of the most popular comedians in the world. He has hosted many shows in his career and has performed comedy in many venues. Mencia has released many albums and DVDs like ‘Performance Enhanced’, ‘Mind of Mencia’ series, ‘No Strings Attached’, and ‘Unmerciful’. He has done many stand-up comedy tours including with the Improv at Schaumburg, Illinois.