Carlos Mencia, the stage name of Ned Arnel Mencia, is a famous American comedian, actor, and writer. His comedian performances are on issues of criminal justice, culture, politics, race, and social class. Carlos Mencia is most renowned for hosting Comedy Central show, ‘Mind of Mencia.’ Continue reading to find the net worth of Carlos Mencia as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Carlos Mencia, stage name of Ned Arnel Mencia, was born on 22nd October 1967 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Ned was 17th child of 18 children of Magdelena Mencía (Mexican) and Roberto Holness (Honduran). When Ned was born, his mother was in a domestic dispute with her husband. As per his birth-certificate, Ned was named ‘Ned Arnel Mencía.’ Yet, he used the name ‘Ned Holness’ until he was 18 years.
His aunt, Consuelo, and uncle, Pablo Mencia brought Ned up as a Catholic in East Los Angeles, California. Ned excelled in Garfield High School in Los Angeles County. He continued studying Electrical Engineering at California State University, Los Angeles. However, he left early to become a comedian. He had successfully performed as a stand-up comedian at The Laugh Factory.
In 2003, Ned and Amy got married. They have a son named Lucas Pablo Mencia. The family lives in the Los Angeles area of California.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Following the advice of Mitzi Shore, owner of Comedy Store, Ned performed under the name, ‘Ned Holness.’ He started as a stand-up comedian appearing in The L. A. Cabaret, The Comedy Store. He was crowned as the ‘International Comedy Grand Champion’ for his appearances in ‘Buscando Estrellas’ and ‘The Arsenio Hall Show.’
Carlos Mencia made guest appearances in an episode of ‘In Living Color’ (1990).
He hosted HBO’s ‘Loco Slam’ (1994) and appeared in ‘Moesha’ (1999). Carlos Mencia hosted ‘Comic Relief,’ ‘Funny is Funny!’, ‘Latino Laugh Festival,’ and ‘Uncensored Comedy: That’s Not Funny.’ Carlos Mencia hosted ‘Mind of Mencia’ (2005-2008) that was second popular after ‘South Park.’ Carlos Mencia went on several comedy tours appearing in the podcast of Marc Maron called ‘WTF with Marc Maron’ (2010). Carlos Mencia began his stand-up comedy tour that ended in Las Vegas (September 2011).
As a vocal artist, Carlos Mencia provided his voice in ‘The Proud Family’ (2001-2005). Carlos Mencia appeared in various films and television shows including ‘Carlos Mencia: New Territory,’ ‘Farce of the Penguins’, ‘MADtv,’ ‘Outta Time,’ ‘The Heartbreak Kid,’ ‘The Shield,’ and ‘29 Palms’.
Carlos Mencia has released various albums and DVDs including ‘America Rules,’ ‘Mind of Mencia’ series, ‘No Strings Attached,’ ‘Performance Enhanced,’ ‘Spanglish,’ ‘Take a Joke America,’ and ‘Unmerciful.’ Carlos Mencia has performed several stand-up comedy tours. These include Improv at Schaumburg, Illinois. Also, he has appeared in radio shows for CBS Radio and XM Satellite Radio. Carlos Mencia appeared in the Super Bowl XLI for Bud Light commercial (2009).
Carlos Mencia got nominated for the Best Performance – Comedy of the NAMIC Vision Awards (2008). Also, he got the title, ‘International Comedy Grand Champion.’ Carlos Mencia got two nominations at ALMA Awards for the ‘Mind of Mencia.’
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Carlos Mencia is $24 million. Most of his fortune comes from his great success as a stand-up comedy, host comedian in television and radio shows. Also, he has lent his voice for various animated full-length films. Carlos Mencia has also released various comedy albums and videos.
As Ned Holness, he was a successful stand-up comedian. Later, as Carlos Mencia, he appeared on radio, television, and movies as host, actor and voice actor. He has released comedy albums and DVDs. In addition to flourishing in the entertainment industry, Carlos Mencia owns a chain of restaurants called ‘Maggie Rita.’