LAS VEGAS—Comedy star Carlos Mencia will bring his side-splitting stand-up act to The Orleans Showroom on Aug. 18 and 19.


Mencia began his career as an amateur stand-up comedian at the iconic L.A. comedy club, Laugh Factory. The comedian later became a nightly performer at The Comedy Store, where his popularity continued to grow. After making a name for himself in the L.A. comedy scene, Mencia went on the Latino talent search show, Buscando Estrellas, and was recognized as the “International Comedy Grand Champion.” His success then led him to appear as a guest-star in television shows, such as “In Living Color,” “The Arsenio Hall Show” and “The Bernie Mach Show.”

In 2002, Mencia was nominated for a CableACE Award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special. Mencia went on to develop his celebrated show, “Mind of Mencia,” which debuted in 2005 and became an instant hit on Comedy Central. A year later, Mencia released his own stand-up special “Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached” with Comedy Central, and the DVD achieved Platinum sales.

The comedian went on to star in the hit film “The Heartbreak Kid” with Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan and the family comedy show “Our Family Wedding” with America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker. Fans can listen to Mencia bring in more laughs on his podcast “Laughin’ and Livin’” and his video series “Ned’s Head,” where Mencia shares topical humor exclusively on Facebook.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $34.95 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with exceptional dining experiences, like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, Ondori Asian Kitchen and Bailiwick. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com. Boyd Gaming and Orleans press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.