Carlos Mencia: Spanglish

Ned Arnel Mencía (born October 22, 1967), better known by his stage name Carlos Mencia, is a comedian, writer, and actor in the United States. His style of comedy is often political and involves issues of race, culture, and social class, juxtaposing existing social issues with ethical convention. He was formerly the host of his own show on Comedy Central, Mind of Mencia. Mencía was born the seventeenth of eighteen children in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. At the time of his birth, his Mexican mother, Magdelena Mencía, was engaged in a domestic dispute with his Honduran father, Roberto Holness, and declined to give her son his biological father's last name. The name appearing on his birth certificate is "Ned Arnel Mencía", although Mencia has said that out of respect for his biological father he went by the Holness name anyway, and was known as "Ned Holness" until he was 18 years old. Mencia was raised in East Los Angeles, California by his aunt Consuelo and uncle Pablo Mencia. By his own...

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