Go Away With … Carlos Mencia

Best known for his comedy series “Mind of Mencia” and roles in films such as “The Heartbreak Kid,” Carlos Mencia works nonstop. Whether he’s writing standup material, new skits or developing film ideas, Mencia says he often is wary of taking a few days off because he doesn’t want to get in the “vacation mode” — unless he’s heading for Maui. “It is the closest to paradise a living person can hope for,” says the 42-year-old comic.

“Mind of Mencia” — Season 2

Mencia displays an almost child-like glee during his monologues that are a part of each episode. Flapping his arms and legs around like a kid who’s heard the funniest joke, he punctuates stories with his trademark sing-song “dee de dee.”

“Mind Of Mencia” — Season 1

It’s not easy to balance the fine line between being funny and offensive, but Carlos Mencia manages to make it work on “Mind of Mencia–Uncensored Season 1.” Born in Honduras to a Honduran father and a Mexican mother, Mencia takes glee in mocking uncomfortable stereotypes.