Award-Winning Comedian Carlos Mencia Performs at Mississippi Moon Bar June 5

DUBUQUE, Iowa–Comedy star Carlos Mencia will bring his side-splitting stand-up act to Mississippi Moon Bar on Wednesday, June 5.

Mencia began his career as an amateur stand-up comedian at the iconic L.A. comedy club, Laugh Factory. The comedian later became a nightly performer at The Comedy Store, where his popularity continued to grow. After making a name for himself in the L.A. comedy scene, Mencia went on the Latino talent search show, Buscando Estrellas, and was recognized as the “International Comedy Grand Champion.” His success then led him to appear as a guest-star in television shows, such as “In Living Color,” “The Arsenio Hall Show” and “The Bernie Mach Show.”

In 2002, Mencia was nominated for a CableACE Award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special. Mencia went on to develop his celebrated show, “Mind of Mencia,” which debuted in 2005 and became an instant hit on Comedy Central. A year later, Mencia released his own stand-up special “Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached” with Comedy Central, and the DVD achieved Platinum sales.

The comedian went on to star in the hit film “The Heartbreak Kid” with Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan and the family comedy show “Our Family Wedding” with America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker. Fans can listen to Mencia bring in more laughs on his podcast “Laughin’ and Livin’” and his video series “Ned’s Head,” where Mencia shares topical humor exclusively on Facebook.

Showtimes is 8 p.m. and ticket prices starting are $30, plus tax and convenience fee. Tickets go on sale January 19 at 10 a.m. at www.MoonBarRocks.com, Diamond Jo Casino’s Diamond Club, Mississippi Moon Bar Box Office, or by calling 563-690-4800. Visit www.MoonBarRocks.com to view all upcoming concerts, comedy, Club 84 and other special events at Mississippi Moon Bar. Mississippi Moon Bar is age-restricted, and attendees must be at least 21 years old.

About Diamond Jo Casino

Located in the heart of the Port of Dubuque, Diamond Jo features a 33,000-square-foot casino with 1,000 slot machines and 20 table games; five unique dining experiences, including the award-winning Woodfire Grille steakhouse; unforgettable live entertainment at the Mississippi Moon Bar; and 30 lanes of bowling at Cherry Lanes. More information on Diamond Jo can be found at www.diamondjodubuque.com, on Facebook and on Twitter. Diamond Jo Casino is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming Corporation. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 25 gaming entertainment properties in seven states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.