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[06/05/06 - 12:00 AM]
Comedy Central(R), the Gersh Agency and Brillstein-Grey Announce "Comedy Central Live Carlos Mencia: The Punisher Tour"

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL�, THE GERSH AGENCY AND BRILLSTEIN�GREY ANNOUNCE "COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE CARLOS MENCIA: THE PUNISHER TOUR"

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50+ Cities National Stand�Up Tour Launches In Atlantic City At The Borgata On Sunday, September 3

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Beginning On Friday, June 16, Tour Info And Links To Purchase Tickets Will Be Available At www.comedycentral.com

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Special "Reserved" Seats Promotion For COMEDY CENTRAL Fans July 17�30

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Carlos Mencia To Appear On "Stand�Up Nation With Greg Giraldo" To Promote His Upcoming Tour On Friday, June 23 At 10:00 P.M. ET/P

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NEW YORK, June 5, 2006�Get ready to be punished!! The performer is taking his no�holds�barred comedy on the road. COMEDY CENTRAL is pleased to work with recognized tour promoters Icon Entertainment and Live Nation.

Kicking�off on September 3, at the Borgata in Atlantic City, "COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Carlos Mencia: The Punisher Tour" will travel to more than 50 cities nationwide (see list at the end of the release) in his very own stylin' tour bus. Tickets have recently gone on sale but with Mencia's rabid fan base scooping up tickets at such an accelerated rate, second shows have been added in many cities including Chicago, Denver, San Antonio, Seattle, Orlando, New York City, Universal City, Washington DC with more to be announced.

Beginning on Friday, June 16, tour info and links to purchase tickets will be available at www.comedycentral.com. The site will expand and include behind�the�scenes video, photos and more from the road. But for anxious fans, links to purchase tickets are available now at www.carlosmencia.com.

In true COMEDY CENTRAL form, we're looking out for our peeps. COMEDY CENTRAL has reserved exclusive seats for loyal viewers. The promotion will run on-air from July 17�30. COMEDY CENTRAL viewers can log onto www.comedycentral.com to access these exclusive seats via a special code.

In addition, Mencia will appear on "Stand Up Nation with Greg Giraldo" on Friday, June 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT to help promote his upcoming tour.

Carlos Mencia is the star of COMEDY CENTRAL's "Mind of Mencia." New episodes from the second season premiere July 9 at 10:00 p.m. Shot in the studio and on location, "Mind of Mencia" is based on Mencia's unique point of view of the world including such topics as ethnic stereotypes, race relations, immigration, war, patriotism, capitalism and family and is presented with brutal honesty and unrelenting provocation. The show includes Mencia's comments on pop culture and current events, man�on�the�street interviews, commercial parodies, as well as interaction with the studio audience.

ICON ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, INC, dba Icon Concerts, specializes in comedy concerts and tours. Icon promoted Carlos Mencia's 1st national tour, "The Three Amigo's Tour" and foresees "The Punisher Tour" as one of the most successful comedy tours to hit the country. ICON CONCERTS can be found on the web at www.iconconcerts.com.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all�comedy network, currently is seen in more than 88 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly�owned division of MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com.





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