Comedian Carlos Mencia talks about his upcoming stop in Clovis

Courtesy photo Comedian Carlos Mencia is planning a Jan. 27 show at the Clovis Civic Center. The Honduras-born comic said he’s in a much different place than the times he performed in the Clovis-Portales area in the late 80s and mid-90s.

Comedian Carlos Mencia is making his third stop in eastern New Mexico this month.

He’s been performing for roughly 23 years. During that time, he’s released three albums and six performance DVDS, appeared in numerous movies and TV shows and hosted his own Comedy Central show, “Mind of Mencia,” for three seasons.

We caught up with him this week, and asked him about his career in standup, his previous times here and how he’s different coming into his third area visit — scheduled for Jan. 27 at the Clovis Civic Center.