Tosh Point O

TOSH POINT 0


Tosh.0—pronounced tosh point oh—is the most watched weekly series on the Comedy Central television channel. Tosh.0 averages 2.2 million viewers per episode, about ten percent more than The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.


Tosh.0 surely has its critics. They blast the show as offensive, racist, sexist, and homophobic. There is no doubt that it is provocative and pushes the limits of what is acceptable entertainment. And it does sometimes cross the line and make even a hardcore fan cringe and wonder: "Did he really just say that on television?"


Tosh.0 can also be gut-busting, side-splitting, and plain old hilarious. The host of the program is comedian Daniel Tosh. Tosh uses his razor sharp mind and sarcastic sense of humor as he comments on the culture of internet videos. Video clips are used in the show that display the embarrassingly stupid things people do—some are strange, some are goofy, and some simply tasteless.


DANIEL TOSH
DANIEL TOSH
MEGAN ABRIGO, GIRLFRIEND OF DANIEL TOSH
MEGAN ABRIGO, GIRLFRIEND OF DANIEL TOSH

DANIEL TOSH


Daniel Tosh is the son of a preacher man. Daniel Tosh was born in West Germany (1975) but raised in Titusville, Florida (where my sister Terri lives). He earned a degree in Marketing from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. After college, he moved to Los Angeles and went to work on the comedy club circuit.


Daniel Tosh got his big break in 2001 when he appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. He developed a reputation as a snide, snarky, wicked and wickedly funny comedian to whom nothing is sacred.


Besides his hit show Tosh.0, Daniel Tosh is the rage among college students. He has performed on more than 700 college campuses and his 2010 national tour was sold out in each city.


Daniel Tosh has produced two videos which can be rented. The 2007 Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious I gave four stars but the 2010 Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts I give only one star. The former is somewhat offensive but uproariously funny; the latter is very offensive and rarely funny.


Daniel Tosh caused a lot of conversation when he challenged the male staff members of his television series to take the "Gay Boner Challenge." The idea was to have each of them take Viagra, put in some gay porn, and see which of them "popped a chubby" first.


Daniel Tosh lives on the beach in LA with his dog that he named Castro (after his favorite dictator). He enjoys surfing and gambling. He claims he will retire on his 38th birthday in May of 2013.


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TOSH POINT O


Tosh.0 debuted in June of 2009 and was instantly a surprise hit. Within a mere ten weeks it was already the second most watched show on cable in its time slot among 18 to 34 year old males—the most sought after demographic by advertisers.


My son Adam told me about Tosh.0 last year, and I began to watch it regularly. It is not for the squeamish, those with thin skins, or any puritans among us. There are videos about bodily functions such as vomit and farts. And in some clips people do ridiculous stunts where they obviously have hurt themselves.


There were 16 episodes of Tosh.0 the first season; 25 in the second season; and 30 episodes in the third season. Comedy Central has announced that the show will be back for a fourth season, which will begin in January of 2012.


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DANIEL TOSH
QUOTE BY DANIEL TOSH
QUOTE BY DANIEL TOSH
DANIEL TOSH IN SEGMENT OF TOSH.O
DANIEL TOSH IN SEGMENT OF TOSH.O

DANILE TOSH QUOTES


'Being an ugly woman is like being a man. You're gonna have to work.'


'I'm sick of the media making female sports athletes into supermodels, when they're clearly sixes at best.'


'You ever hear girls say that? "I'm not religious, but I'm spiritual." I like to reply with "I'm not honest, but you're interesting!"'


'"Money doesn't buy happiness." Uh, do you live in America? 'Cause it buys a Wave Runner. Have you ever seen a sad person on a Wave Runner? Have you? Seriously, have you? Try to frown on a Wave Runner. You can't!'


'Don't you love it when people in school are like, "I'm a bad test taker"? You mean, you're stupid. Oh, you struggle with that part where we find out what you know? Oh. No, no, I can totally relate. See, because I'm a brilliant painter, minus my God-awful brushstrokes.'


'I hate you, Google. You've caused a lot of problems in my relationship. I share a computer with my girlfriend and she would look up anything. "I'm going to look up apples today." She just hits 'A.' It's "Asian ass porn" instantly. Google is, like, "I'll take it from here. I know exactly what you're looking up... Well, every time you hit 'A,' it's 'Asian ass porn.'" Google! All I ask is that you let her type three letters before you jump to such a bold conclusion.'


BARBECUER SEGMENT TOSH.0

FARTS ARE FUNNY TOSH.0

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Cardisa profile image

Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

He doesn't really look like the kinda guy you would generally see in those kinds of comedies. He looks like the soap opera type.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Humm, I didn't particularly see the appeal with him. Load of Tosh alright. But I like Megan. She has appeal. LOL.


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

I have to admit, I do love Daniel Tosh. He can be really offensive, but he's really funny and he's got a lot of nerve. Let's face it, there are many moments in the show when he says what we're all thinking, but no one in their right mind would say it. Great hub and voted up!

P.S. I didn't realize he actually had a real girlfriend. And an attractive one at that! I guess being an offensive comic can get you a hot girlfriend.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Cardisa— Thank you for being my first visitor! I agree with you that in still photos Daniel Tosh looks more like a soap opera type than a comedian. Excellent observation!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Astra Nomik— It is good to "see" you here. It has been quite some time since I have heard from you. I'll come over soon to see what you've been writing. Yes, Megan has appeal alright. I appreciate your comments.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Jeannieinabottle— Thank you for taking the time to check out my Hub. I agree with you that Daniel Tosh surely has a lot of nerve. He is both offensive and downright hilarious at times.

I included a shot of his girlfriend because rumors persist that he is gay.

I am glad to meet another Tosh.0 fan. Thank you for the compliments and the voted up! :-)


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi James! I had never heard of this show. But I love ones that push the envelope. I will check it out. Thanks!

Voted up, up and away!


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lilyfly 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Well, you know I love inappropriate material! Wish I had the # for cable!Love yaz, lily


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Dexter Yarbrough— Hey Dexter! Good to see you. This show definitely pushes the envelope, my friend. I appreciate the voted up, up, and away! Thank you. And you are welcome.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

lilyfly— Always good to "see" you, my dear. This show is highly inappropriate, alright. Perhaps it is a good thing that you don't have cable. :D

James


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Looks like things got cut off after Tosh Quotes James. At any rate, appreciate this great breakdown on Tosh. I'd never heard of him before. Don't watch much TV either so it's nice to catch up on the wonderful world of hit cable shows sometimes. Maybe sometimes should be replaced by- once in a blue moon thank God.


Indigital 5 years ago

Damn! I'm guessing this is only on American TV? Or can I watch it in England?


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Moonchild60 5 years ago

WOW!! James I was shocked!! You really surprised me with this one. My 22 year old watches Josh religiously and everytime I go into his room and he has it on, I end up staying because it is so funny! Plus I think the kid is kinda cute. Like a little perk. I love that you watch this James. Goes to show what a multi-dimensional guy you are. Ahhh, you see? Just another reason to love you James.


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cljonesmusic 5 years ago from Southern Utah

You run a better ad for him than a 20 second spot on another show, racing across the bottom of the tv screen! Hope you got paid for this one! I never heard of him, but he sounds like my son, whose razor wit came from I-don't-know-where. I can get a dose of it any time I need it. Add in the rest of my sons, and it's downright brutal. I'll have to tell them about it. I'm sure it's right up their alleyways... Oh heck, they probably already watch it!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi James,

Heard of Daniel Tosh but that is it.

I can see how some would find him offensive. I did find the fart video funny and quite clever.


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend, thanks for all this great well written information, i have never seen this show, but than again i don't watch much TV either.

Vote up !!!


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no body 5 years ago from Rochester, New York

I have caught Daniel Tosh in stand-up. He had parts of his act that was hilarious and then the crash of the crass. And then the laughter. If he stopped the crass the man may be the best comedian ever.


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GmaGoldie 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

James,

I am showing my age - never heard of him. I learned allot. Fascinating. I must agree with no body - crass is appropriate.

Not to change the subject but how is the book coming along?


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Well i've gotta watch this show. There's so much bad news on TV, a good laugh will be great. George Carlin was my favorite, naughty at times but usually told it like it was. Good to know about a new Comic. Thank you...


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

James-

I watch Tosh.0 and Ive seen Danny in a comedy set-

he is so sarcastosmarmy its great I dont le the kids watch but I do enjoy his show-

its great-sometimes steps over the line then joyfully hops back over

great job-

TH


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Fullerman5000 5 years ago from Louisiana, USA

I do love this show. I have to say, some of it I have to turn my head but alot of the times it makes for great laughs. I did not really know the history of him. Great job on teaching me a little something about a comedian i do enjoy.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Thank you, James, for enlarging my universe. After I have a nosh, I'll try to tune in Tosh. I enjoy discovering comics who push the envelope.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Alastar Packer— I am not a big television watcher either. Some days I flip through the 500 channels and there is nothing to watch. My son told me about this show. He loves it. I like to tune in to what young people are seeing.

I see what you mean that my second video has been removed by order of Viacom. hmmm . . . I'll have to replace that one.

Thank you for visiting and commenting, my friend.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Indigital— I do not know if the Comedy Central Channel is available in Britain. You can watch many clips from the show here:

http://tosh.comedycentral.com/

Thank you for checking out my Hub!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Moonchild60— This is my 32 year old son's favorite show. I think the "Family Guy" might be # 2 for him.

After my last few Hubs some were implying that I was a humorless grumpy old man. I am an old man—but far from humorless. :D

Thank you for our warm words. It is always a distinct pleasure to hear from you, my dear.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

cljonesmusic— Thank you for taking the time to read my Hub. I enjoyed reading your thoughtful comments. I haven't gotten paid for this yet. I think the check is in the mail.

I welcome you again to the HubPages Community. I'll be by soon to see what you have been writing so far. :-)


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weestro 5 years ago from Virginia

I'm with you, I was not a big fan of Happy Thoughts, loved Completely Serious though. Great Hub!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Sueswan— Funny, clever, and offensive. Yep, you pretty well summed it up for Daniel Tosh.

Thank you for visiting and commenting! :)


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

kashmir56— You are welcome. Thank you for checking out my Hub. I appreciate your kind comments and the voted up! :D


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

no body— You have seen Daniel Tosh in person?

I surely agree with you that "If he stopped the crass the man may be the best comedian ever."

Well said! Thank you for visiting and commenting.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

GmaGoldie— Thank you for coming by to say hello. I appreciate the visitation.

I am working on three books. They are all progressing. I keep hopping around from one to the other. I need to focus and get one done. I hope to get one out by the end of the year. Thanks for asking! :-)


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Never heard of Daniel Tosh but it didn't stop me enjoying this great read.

Thanks for sharing James and take care

Eiddwen.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

always exploring— You are welcome. Thank you for visiting my Hub and leaving comments. I used to love the wit of George Carlin. This is like Carlin on steroids. :-)


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

tom hellert— Thank you, TH, for commenting on my Hub. It is good to hear from you again. I agree with your assessment. And I appreciate this visitation. :D

James


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Fullerman5000— I am glad we are kindred spirits when it comes to Tosh.0. I agree with your analysis of Daniel Tosh. Good to "see" you here. Thank you for coming by, and for the compliment.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

drbj— You are quite welcome. Be forewarned: It is not for the faint of heart. :-)

Thank you for visiting and commenting. Enjoy the show.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

weestro— Thank you!! I am glad we are in agreeance. I appreciate the visitation. Welcome to the HubPages Community!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Eiddwen— You are most welcome. Thank you for reading my article. I am glad that you enjoyed it.

James


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Hiya James, I had never seen Tosh Point 0, maybe because I am over 34. lol But I enjoyed reading your hub. Good job!

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Rosie2010— Hello there. Tosh.0 is surely geared for the younger set. But I like to snoop around and see what they are up to here and again. :)

I am right glad that you liked the Hub. Thank you for coming!

James


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Cover your eyes, James... (guilty pleasure), I laugh like a simpleton (over and over at the same repeats) of Tosh Point O. And I thoroughly appreciate that you watch it as well!

At times, I wonder if there is too much stress on our plates with this stuff being funny, but, hey, they took off "Crank Yankers", so what's a gal to do?

OK, back to being myself and have a lovely day but you know I voted you UP & FAB, mar.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

marcoujor— Right! Guilty pleasures, Mar.

I must confess that I had never heard of "Crank Yankers." I see that the first season is now available for rent and I am going to check it out.

Thank you for telling me about that show. I love to find something that will make me laugh. I think comedy is one of the hardest arts to perform well (along with sculpture?).

Anyway, I appreciate the voted up and FAB. Good of you to share with me that you also laugh with this show. :-)

Jimmy Joe Ray Bob Junior


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KayeStar 4 years ago

Tosh.0 is one of my guilty pleasures I must admit. We name our Trivia team from things on Tosh's show each week- needless to say we have some pretty interesting (and inappropriately funny) names! Thanks for the read.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

KayeStar! Welcome to HubPages. You look remarkably like my friend Katee. :D

It is great to "see" you here, my dear. That trivia game sounds awesome.

You are surely welcome. Thank you for making your presence known.


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jaykay37 4 years ago from Canada

I love this show, great post, very informative!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

jaykay37— Thank you!! Thank you very much! :D


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fi fi 4 years ago from Niagara, Canada

Great hub! It's nice to see your lighter side. I've always loved Daniel Tosh's blunt humour, I think it's in his delivery ;)...and his smiling all the way through it can never hurt!

Ps. Good luck on the novels in progress! I'm also waist deep in 2-3 simultaneously. There's a lot to be said for multi-tasking :)


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

fi fi— I agree with you that the delivery is one key to the success of Daniel Tosh—or any comedian. Timing. Yes.

Good luck with your novels. My books will be non-fiction. I hope to get one out by Christmas. Maybe it will be a stocking stuffer. :-)

Thank you for wishing me luck and for your gracious compliment.


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diydiva 4 years ago from California

I love Tosh.O, sometimes it can be a bit much though. Following, hope you'll do the same. New around here and could always use more friends.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

diydiva— Welcome to the HubPages Community! I will surely come over and see what you have written so far. Thank you for visiting, following, and commenting. :-)


Lone Ranger 4 years ago

Well, each to his own, I guess.

Yes, Tosh can be funny, but at what price? I think, in the end, he is just too raunchy for my taste and as the Good Book says, "Bad company corrupts good character."

Best wishes - L.R.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Lone Ranger— I do hear what you are saying. I wonder what his daddy thinks of the show?

Still, I appreciate the visit and your comments.

Happy New Year!

JAW


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Bdoncity 4 years ago from Rockville Centre, NY

Daniel Tosh is hilarious. He is an unabashed comedian in a politically correct time. That's something to be cherished, even if he does cross a hazy moral threshold from time to time.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Bdoncity— I agree with you. Thank you for your comments. I appreciate this visit from you. Welcome to the HubPages Community!


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Jon Kohan 4 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

before Tosh.O was on the tube i was a pretty big fan of Talk Soup or now known as The Soup. Once you watch one episode of Tosh.O you can't watch any other show like his and find it funny. I'm a guy that thinks you can make a joke pretty much out of anything, but he's even had me question how he'd get a certain joke on air.

love his style. good article.

Jon


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Jon Kohan— Thank you for reading my article. I appreciate your comments, too.

Yes, I used to watch Talk Soup back in the day. Wasn't Greg Kinnear a host once? I kind of got tired of it after a while.

I am glad you like my Hub. Daniel Tosh is one of a kind alright. Good luck in your film career.

Cheers!

james

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