[Carlos Mencia]’s a guy who announces he’s about to be edgy, starts a joke, in the middle of it stops to remind you he’s being edgy, and then congratulates the audience when he’s done with a joke for being brave enough to get through his edginess, and then warns them he’s about to be edgy again. If he would stop with the three warnings and the one congratulation for being edgy, he could cram three more jokes in there… You should never have to go, “Hang on, people, ’cause it’s about to get fuckin’ dark! If your soul has a seatbelt, you better strap in, because —” okay, right now, you’re not dangerous.

Patton Oswalt