Popular entertainer and comedy star Carlos Mencia will perform his stand-up act at The Orleans Showroom July 3 and 4.
Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the Los Angeles comedy club, the Laugh Factory. He was 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).
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.” His show, “Mind of Mencia” debuted on Comedy Central and was an instant hit. It became one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. 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.
In the summer of 2007, Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers’ hit feature film, “The Heartbreak Kid.” Every holiday season, since 2007, Mencia has embarked on a USO Tour to the Persian Gulf to entertain the troops serving overseas.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $29.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.