Stand-up comedian Carlos Mencia, known for his man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy and commercial parodies, is launching an 80-city stand-up comedy tour in July called “Bud Light Presents Carols Mencia: At Close Range.” The tour begins July 26 at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO, and continues through December 13 in Rio Puerco, NM. It is produced by Live Nation Comedy and Icon Entertainment.

As one of the most popular comedians in the country, Mencia offers insightful observations and precise delivery when addressing a variety of subjects, including ethnic stereotypes, racism and people’s inability to laugh at themselves. His 2006 Comedy Central Original Stand-up Special, “Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached,” was the first Comedy Central Original Stand-up Special DVD to achieve platinum sales status. His new comedy special for Comedy Central, “Carlos Mencia * * Performance Enhanced,” premiered on May 18.

Mencia’s TV show, “Mind of Mencia,” debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. Since then, it has become one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. A fourth season of the weekly hit will premiere May 21 with 10 all-new episodes, taking on such topics as the election, recession, war and other controversial issues.

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Carlos Mencia tour dates:

7/26/08 CO Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheater

8/1/08 MA Hyannis Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/2/08 NH HamptonBeach Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
8/8/08 CA Yuma Paradise Casino Viejas — Concerts in the Park
8/9/08 CA Alpine Viejas — Concerts in the Park (2 shows)
8/30/08 CT Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
8/31/08 NJ Atlantic City Borgata Hotel and Casino

9/3/08 NC Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
9/4/08 TN Knoxville Tennessee Theatre
9/5/08 NC Charlotte Ovens Auditorium
9/6/08 GA Atlanta Fox Theatre
9/12/08 AZ Phoenix Jobing Arena
9/13/08 AZ Tucson Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
9/14/08 TX El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
9/17/08 TX Amarillo Amarillo Civic Center
9/18/08 TX San Angelo San Angelo Auditorium
9/19/08 TX Houston Toyota Center
9/20/08 TX Dallas Nokia Theatre
9/21/08 TX Waco Hippodrome
9/26-27/08 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
10/2/08 TX Laredo Laredo Entertainment Centre Arena
10/3/08 TX Austin Frank Erwin Center Theatre
10/4/08 TX San Antonio San Antonio Municipal Auditorium
10/7/08 CA Salinas Salinas Fox Theatre
10/8/08 OR Eugene The Hult Center
10/9/08 OR Portland Arlene Schnitzer
10/11/08 WA Seattle The Paramount
10/13/08 MT Missoula University Theatre
10/14/08 MT Billings Shrine Auditorium
10/15/08 SD Rapid City Rushmore Theatre
10/16/08 ND Bismarck Bismarck Civic Center
10/17/08 WI Green Bay Meyer Theatre
10/18/08 WI Milwaukee Riverside Theatre
10/22/08 TN Nashville Ryman Auditorium
10/23/08 IN Indianapolis Murat Theatre
10/24/08 IL Chicago Rosemont Theatre
10/26/08 MI Kalamazoo State Theatre
10/31/08 NV Wendover Peppermill Concert Hall

11/5/08 NY Rochester Rochester Auditorium Theatre
11/6/08 NY New York TBD
11/7/08 NY Albany Palace Theatre
11/9/08 OH Columbus Palace Theatre
11/12/08 OH Cincinnati Taft Theatre
11/13/08 OH Cleveland Playhouse Square
11/14/08 DC Washington DAR Constitution Hall
11/15/08 PA Pittsburgh Heinz Hall
11/16/08 PA Reading Sovereign Performing Arts Center
11/19/08 VA Norfolk Chrysler Hall
11/20/08 MD Baltimore Lyric Opera House
11/21/08 PA Philadelphia Tower Theatre
11/22/08 MI Detroit Fillmore
11/23/08 KY Louisville Palace Theatre
11/28/08 SC Charleston North Charleston PAC
11/29/08 FL Jacksonville Moran Theatre
11/30/08 FL Tampa Bay Tampa Bay PAC
12/2/08 FL Lakeland Youkey Theatre
12/4/08 FL Daytona Beach Peabody Auditorium
12/6/08 AL Mobile Saenger Theatre
12/9/08 LA Baton Rouge Baton Rouge River PAC
12/10/08 LA Shreveport Strand Theatre
12/12/08 KS Wichita Cotillion Ballroom
12/13/08 NM Rio Puerco Route 66 Casino

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