Carlos Mencia Headlines the Chicago Improv

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 7:30pm

5 Woodfield Road Woodfield Mall Store K120B
  $33
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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).

“Mind of Mencia” debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. It became one of the strongest shows in the network's 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").

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 that year Mencia headlined a nationwide comedy tour titled “Carlos Mencia Live Presented by Bud Light." The highly anticipated tour brought Mencia face-to-face with his fans from September 2007 through December 2007. Shortly thereafter, Mencia taped a new comedy special for Comedy Central, "Carlos Mencia: Performance Enhanced," that aired in May 2008.

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. The special aired on FX in April 2008. Mencia's 2009 USO tour had stops in Turkey, Kirkuk, Baghdad, Qatar, Afghanistan, and many other countries.  In July 2008, Mencia began his tour, "At Close Range" at Red Rock Amphitheatre in Colorado. The tour was sponsored by Bud Light and co-promoted by Icon Entertainment and Live Nation. Larger than all of his previous tours, Mencia performed in 80 cities across the country.

Mencia starred in the family comedy “Our Family Wedding” (FOX Searchlight) alongside America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker. The film was released to theatres nationwide on March 12th, 2010.

In the last couple years, Mencia chose to go back to his comedic roots, performing at a number of comedy stores throughout the country - allowing him to share his newest material with smaller and more intimate audiences. In addition to touring, Mencia is continuously writing material for television pilots and upcoming comedy specials.  Carlos Mencia presently lives in Los Angeles.

Showtimes: Fri. 7:30PM & 10:00PM / Sat. 7:00PM & 9:30PM / Sun. 7:00PM