Air Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Time Slot: 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST on COMEDY
Episode Title: (#401) "Episode 401"
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comedycentral.com Will Feature Exclusive Weekly Rants From Carlos Mencia, The "Mind of Mencia" Show Blog And The "Mencia Madness 3 Game"


"Carlos Mencia* *Performance Enhanced," A COMEDY CENTRAL Original Stand-up Special, To Debut May 18 At 9:00 P.M.


NEW YORK, May 1, 2008 -- Enter Carlos Mencia's outrageous world as the fourth season of "Mind of Mencia" debuts on COMEDY CENTRAL on Wednesday, May 21 at 10:30p.m. The critically-acclaimed series, executive produced and created by Mencia and Emmy´┐Ż Award-winning Robert Morton, returns with ten all-new episodes.

Shot in studio and on location, "Mind of Mencia" is based on Mencia's unique point of view of the world. The new season takes on such topics as the election, the recession and the war as well as other controversial issues and puts them through Mencia's filter to make them funny and relevant through monologues, man-on-the-street interviews and interaction with the studio audience. Mencia is not afraid to say, in his unique and brutally honest tone, what people are thinking. The new episodes also introduce a recurring animated segment depicting true stories from Mencia's childhood.

Since its third season premiere, the series has averaged 1.5 million total viewers (P2+) and was the number one program on basic cable among the key Men 18-24 demographic in its timeslot (Sundays at 10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). "Mind of Mencia" is also one of the top three series in prime among COMEDY CENTRAL's original programming.

Mencia fans will have the chance for even more of Carlos when "Carlos Mencia* *Performance Enhanced," a one-hour COMEDY CENTRAL Original Stand-up Special that was shot in Miami this February, premieres on Sunday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

On May 6, comedycentral.com will roll out an all-new, weekly original series of exclusives starring Carlos Mencia and his crew. The site will feature "Between the Breaks" weekly video, where viewers will be able to go online while watching each episode of "Mind of Mencia" for video of the action on set and during the commercial breaks, the "Mind of Mencia" Show Blog, written by show writers and previews and highlights from the series. Also new to the site is the "Mencia Madness 3 Game," where the action will take place inside Mencia's head. Based on the highly popular "Tower Defense" game mechanic, the player's objective is to destroy Mencia's ill thoughts before they reach his mouth.

One of the most popular comedians in the country, Carlos Mencia has the rare gift of insightful perception and precise delivery when addressing a variety of subjects, including ethnic stereotypes, racism and people's inability to laugh at themselves. He represents the internal voice inside us and demands we admit to thinking what he says out loud. In the fall of 2007, Mencia headlined a nationwide comedy tour titled "Carlos Mencia Live Presented by Bud Light," which brought Mencia face-to-face with his fans bringing laughs across the country. Mencia's 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.

Mencia recently returned from his second trip to Kuwait where he was the host of "Operation MySpace," a concert for American troops stationed in the Middle East that featured Jessica Simpson and The Pussycat Dolls, to name a few, that aired in April on FX. Mencia is about to hit the road with "Carlos Mencia: At Close Range," a 60-city nationwide tour sponsored by Bud Light that kicks off on May 12 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT (tour information and links to purchase tickets are available at www.comedycentral.com).

Credits for "Mind of Mencia" include Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton, Mike Gibbons, Nikki Kessler, Chris McGuire and Krysia Plonka as executive producers with Lee Kernis and Tim Sarkes from Brillstein Entertainment Partners serving as producers. Zoe Friedman is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 91 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.

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