Carlos Mencia was born on October 22, 1967, in San Pedro Sula, in Honduras. He is an American comedian, writer, and actor. He grew up with his aunt in East Los Angeles, California, he excelled in high school and then he attended California State University where he majored in electrical engineering. He left the university after a successful performance at an open mic night at The Laugh Factory.Mencia made a quick success in LA stand up venues, as consequence, he appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show", then in 1994 Mencia was chosen to host HBO's Latino comedy show case Loco Slam. He continued with the very successful stand up tour "The Three Amigos" with Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco, and released his first album "Take A Joke America" by Warner Records. In 2002 he performed his break-out performance on Comedy Central Presents, and in 2006 he made a big success with his show "Mind of Mecia", becoming Comedy Central's second highest rated program after "South Park".