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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 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.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.
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.'