Carlos Mencia is undoubtedly one of today’s most popular entertainers and comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews studio comedy commercial parodies nationwide sold-out tours or films Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a wide and diverse audience.
Mencia comes from a humble background born in San Pedro Sula Honduras the 17th of 18 children. His parents sent him 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. Soon after he successfully graduated from Garfield High School.