Episode 35 Carlos Mencia

Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the comedy club Laugh Factory. He later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a regular performing nightly. After... See More

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Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the comedy club Laugh Factory. He later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a regular performing nightly. After he found success on the L.A comedy circuit Mencia was named “International Comedy Grand Champion” from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). This led to appearances on “In Living Color ” “The Arsenio Hall Show ” “Moesha” and “An Evening at the Improv.”

Mencia continued his journey up the comedy ladder by headlining “The Three Amigos” tour with Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco which sold out in record time around the United States. He was also featured in the independent films “Outta Time” and “29 Palms” and starred in guest spots on “The Shield” and “The Bernie Mac Show ” among others. In 2002 he received a CableACE Award nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special. That same year Mencia was featured on “Comedy Central Presents.” Mencia remained busy and after the success of his solo dvd “Carlos Mencia: Not For The Easily Offended ” “Mind of Mencia” went into development. The show was an instant hit and after the first season Comedy Central signed Mencia back for his own original stand-up special “Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached.” The special was the first Comedy Central Stand-up Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status.

“Mind of Mencia” became one of the strongest shows in Comedy Central history averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. “Mind of Mencia” was executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton (“Late Night with David Letterman”).

Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers’ hit feature film THE HEARTBREAK KID (DreamWorks). Mencia also starred in the family comedy OUR FAMILY WEDDING (FOX Searchlight) alongside America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker.

Since 2007 every holiday season Mencia has embarked on a USO Tour to the Persian Gulf to entertain the troops serving overseas. For his 2008 trip Mencia visited Kuwait to host “Operation MySpace ” an exclusive concert for American Troops in the Middle East alongside Jessica Simpson and The Pussycat Dolls.

Most recently Mencia has gone back to his comedic roots performing at a multitude of comedy venues – allowing him to share his newest material with a more intimate audience. His current tour called the “C 4 Urself Tour ” has been making stops all around the country performing for eager fans.

Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the comedy club Laugh Factory. He later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a regular performing nightly. After he found success on the L.A comedy circuit Mencia was named “International Comedy Grand Champion” from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). This led to appearances on “In Living Color ” “The Arsenio Hall Show ” “Moesha” and “An Evening at the Improv.”

Mencia continued his journey up the comedy ladder by headlining “The Three Amigos” tour with Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco which sold out in record time around the United States. He was also featured in the independent films “Outta Time” and “29 Palms” and starred in guest spots on “The Shield” and “The Bernie Mac Show ” among others. In 2002 he received a CableACE Award nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special. That same year Mencia was featured on “Comedy Central Presents.” Mencia remained busy and after the success of his solo dvd “Carlos Mencia: Not For The Easily Offended ” “Mind of Mencia” went into development. The show was an instant hit and after the first season Comedy Central signed Mencia back for his own original stand-up special “Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached.” The special was the first Comedy Central Stand-up Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status.

“Mind of Mencia” became one of the strongest shows in Comedy Central history averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. “Mind of Mencia” was executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton (“Late Night with David Letterman”).

Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers’ hit feature film THE HEARTBREAK KID (DreamWorks). Mencia also starred in the family comedy OUR FAMILY WEDDING (FOX Searchlight) alongside America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker.

Since 2007 every holiday season Mencia has embarked on a USO Tour to the Persian Gulf to entertain the troops serving overseas. For his 2008 trip Mencia visited Kuwait to host “Operation MySpace ” an exclusive concert for American Troops in the Middle East alongside Jessica Simpson and The Pussycat Dolls.

Most recently Mencia has gone back to his comedic roots performing at a multitude of comedy venues – allowing him to share his newest material with a more intimate audience. His current tour called the “C 4 Urself Tour ” has been making stops all around the country performing for eager fans.

Host Info

Phil Iazzetta

In the 1980’s, you could find Phil Iazzetta either playing baseball on the streets of Queens, or at the NYC or Metropolitan Opera playing the role of Trouble in Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” performing with the likes of Placido Domingo and Renata Scotto.

Alongside Phil’s incredible early operatic beginnings, he appeared as a semi-regular on “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Friday Night Videos,” as well as several national advertising campaigns for Thundercats, Holly Farms and the WWE.

Furthering his entertainment career, Phil ventured into the world of radio as a co-host and beat reporter for several New York radio stations including WLIB and WFAS, before jumping to the ABC radio network with over 125 million listeners.

In 2002 Phil became the host of Sirius’ radio first “live” call in sports program, leading to a four-year run as host of Raw Dog, an uncensored comedy channel and daily talk show. Phil served as a founding member of Howard Stern’s Howard 100 news team and has worked on air for National Lampoon Radio as well as serving as Lampoon’s Vice President.

Today, Phil brings his incredible resume to Bleav, interviewing the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Phil can also be heard as the on-air voice for iHeart’s most listened to station—24/7 Comedy.