Comedian Carlos Mencia To Tour

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWIre) — Comedy Central funnyman Carlos Mencia is hitting the road for a new 80-city standup comedy tour. Sponsored by Budweiser and produced by Live Nation and Icon Entertainment, the tour will kick off at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado on July 26th and maintain a grueling pace before finally wind down in New Mexico on December 13th.

Mencia's show "Mind of Mencia," which first premiered in 2005 and has become a strong performer for the cable outlet, just started its latest season on Comedy Central and his new comedy special "Carlos Mencia – Performance Enhanced" premiered on the channel on May 18th. His first comedy special "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached," was the first original standup DVD to achieve platinum status for Comedy Central.

In the summer of 2007, Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers' hit feature film, "The Heartbreak Kid" (DreamWorks). In the fall of 2007, Mencia headlined a nationwide comedy tour titled "Carlos Mencia Live Presented by Bud Light." Mencia recently returned from his second trip to Kuwait after hosting "Operation Myspace," an exclusive concert for American Troops in the Middle East alongside Jessica Simpson and The Pussycat Dolls. The special aired on FX in April 2008.

Bud Light Presents Carols Mencia: At Close Range

7/26 – Morrison – Red Rocks Amphitheater
8/1 – Hyannis – Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/2 – Beach Hampton – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
8/8 – Yuma – Paradise Casino Viejas – Concerts in the Park
8/9 – Alpine Viejas – Concerts in the Park
8/30 – Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
8/31 – Atlantic City – Borgata Hotel and Casino
9/3 – Raleigh – Memorial Auditorium
9/4 – Knoxville – Tennessee Theatre
9/5 – Charlotte – Ovens Auditorium
9/6 – Atlanta – Fox Theatre
9/12 – Phoenix – Jobing Arena
9/13 – Tucson – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
9/14 – El Paso – El Paso County Coliseum
9/17 – Amarillo – Amarillo Civic Center
9/18 – San Angelo – San Angelo Auditorium
9/19 – Houston – Toyota Center
9/20 – Dallas – Nokia Theatre
9/21 – Waco – Hippodrome
9/26 – Los Angeles – Gibson Amphitheatre
9/27 – Los Angeles – Gibson Amphitheatre
10/2 – Laredo – Laredo Arena
10/3 – Austin – Frank Erwin Center Theatre
10/4 – San Antonio – San Antonio Municipal Auditorium
10/7 – Salinas – Salinas Fox
10/8 – Eugene – The Hult Center
10/9 – Portland – Arlene Schnitzer
10/11 – Seattle – The Paramount
10/13 – Missoula – University Theatre
10/14 – Billings – Shrine Auditorium
10/15 – Rapid City – Rushmore Theatre
10/16 – Bismarck – Bismarck Civic Center
10/17 – Green Bay – Meyer Theatre
10/18 – Milwaukee – Riverside Theatre
10/22 – Nashville – Ryman Auditorium
10/23 – Indianapolis – Murat Theatre
10/24 – Chicago – Rosemont Theatre
10/26 – Kalamazoo – State Theatre
10/31 – Wendover – Peppermill Concert Hall
11/5 – Rochester – Rochester Auditorium Theatre – New York
11/6 – City – TBD
11/7 – Albany – Palace Theatre
11/9 – Columbus – Palace Theatre
11/12 – Cincinnati – Taft Theatre
11/13 – Cleveland – Playhouse Square
11/14 – DC – DAR Constitution Hall
11/15 – Pittsburgh – Heinz Hall
11/16 – Reading – Sovereign Performing Arts Center
11/19 – Norfolk – Chrysler Hall
11/20 – Baltimore – Lyric Opera House
11/21 – Philadelphia – Tower Theatre
11/22 – Detroit – Fillmore
11/23 – Louisville – Palace Theatre
11/28 – Charleston – North Charleston PAC
11/29 – Jacksonville – Moran Theatre
11/30 – Tampa Bay Tampa Bay PAC
12/2 – Lakeland – Youkey Theatre
12/4 – Daytona Beach – Peabody Auditorium
12/6 – Mobile – Saenger Theatre
12/9 – Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge River PAC
12/10 – Shreveport – Strand Theatre
12/12 – Wichita – Cotillion Ballroom
12/13 – Rio Puerco – Route 66 Casino

– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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