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[06/28/07 - 07:50 PM]
Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached - Live, Extended and Uncensored DVD Goes Platinum! Marks Comedy Central Home Entertainment's(R) First Platinum Award for Stand-Up DVD Release
This is the first time a stand-up DVD release from COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment has been certified platinum.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

"CARLOS MENCIA: NO STRINGS ATTACHED � LIVE, EXTENDED AND UNCENSORED" DVD GOES PLATINUM! MARKS COMEDY CENTRAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT'S� FIRST PLATINUM AWARD FOR STAND-UP DVD RELEASE

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NEW YORK, June 28, 2007 -- Carlos Mencia achieves another new career highlight: platinum-selling DVD comedian. "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached � Live, Extended and Uncensored" DVD was released by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment on October 10, 2006. This is the first time a stand-up DVD release from COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment has been certified platinum.

"Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached � Live, Extended and Uncensored" DVD is a stand-up special that was taped in front of a live audience at San Francisco's Warfield Theater. The one-disc features the original performance as seen on-air and an extended performance with 20 minutes of never-before-seen additional material. Bonus material includes "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents: Carlos Mencia." "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached � Live, Extended and Uncensored" DVD is available in stores nationwide and at http://shop.comedycentral.com.

Credits for "Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached" include Mencia and Robert Morton who serve as executive producers with Lee Kernis and Tim Sarkes. David Steinberg is the director. Executives in charge for COMEDY CENTRAL are Lou Wallach and Zoe Friedman.

An all-new season of COMEDY CENTRAL's hit series, "Mind of Mencia" premieres on Sunday, July 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Currently, Mencia stars opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in "The Heartbreak Kid," a DreamWorks film directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, slated for release October 2007. Mencia stars as Uncle Tito, the sarcastic and colorful manager of the hotel where Stiller's (more) character stays on his honeymoon with the woman he hastily married (Malin Akerman). Last fall, Mencia completed the highly successful "The Punisher Tour," a sold-out headlining stand-up tour of over 60 cities. The tour sold more than 270,000 tickets, making it the biggest tour of any Latino comedian to date.

An all-new season of COMEDY CENTRAL's hit series, "Mind of Mencia" premieres on Sunday, July 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Currently, Mencia stars opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in "The Heartbreak Kid," a DreamWorks film directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, slated for release October 2007. Mencia stars as Uncle Tito, the sarcastic and colorful manager of the hotel where Stiller's (more) character stays on his honeymoon with the woman he hastily married (Malin Akerman). Last fall, Mencia completed the highly successful "The Punisher Tour," a sold-out headlining stand-up tour of over 60 cities. The tour sold more than 270,000 tickets, making it the biggest tour of any Latino comedian to date.

Paramount Home Entertainment is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group. PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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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