Funny stand-up comedian Daniel Tosh is touring! Check out the following schedule of performances at an area near you.
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Daniel Tosh is a successful stand-up comedian. He has a large fan base and the people love his natural talent for bringing laughter to every situation and for his ability to choose people and situations to bring out the funny stuff. Daniel has been called to perform everywhere and he has toured all over the world.
With his ongoing success and ease of delivery in comedic performances, people may find it hard to believe that he has been struggling with the condition of social anxiety, a discomfort on socially interacting with others for fear of being judged or misunderstood. People afflicted by social anxiety are often insecure and easily embarrassed, they are overly sensitive to and heavily affected by criticism and rejection.
Born on May 29 1975, the 38 year old comedian is from West Germany (Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate). He grew up in Titusville, Florida. He currently lives in Los Angeles. He went to Astronaut High School and attended college at the University of Central Florida. He took courses on Marketing and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1996.
Daniel Tosh started doing comedic stints right after college. His comedy club touring opened up many breakthrough opportunities: he was featured on “New Faces” (Just for Laughs in Montreal, 1998), he appeared televised at the Theater Saint-Denis, Montreal, 2000), and most significant of all, a 2001 performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. He also made appearances on programs such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend.
Daniel started hosting the weekly US television show titled, ‘Tosh.0’ (TOSH point OH). The Comedy Central series features a compilation and selection of online video clips for commentary. The series also talks and comments about celebrities, society, and pop culture in general. The show first aired its episode in the first week of June 2009. Internet viral videos were the topic and that focus proved to be a hit. The show passed one million viewers for each episode. In just 10 weeks after is premiere, the show ranked number 2 most watched series on cable network. The targeted audience of males (18-34 years old) was successfully attracted to the show.
With its success, the initially schedule of 10-episode showing was extended to 16 episodes, after which, a second season was arranged by December 2009. Tosh.O was picked up for another 25 episodes at Comedy Central, set to start in the second week of January 2010. The second season was also a huge success, and the show was renewed for one more season. Season 3 started on January 11, 2011 with a mid-season break on March 15. It resumed on May 17 with eleven episodes remaining, plus 9 more episodes in September.
According to rankings, the show ranked number 1 that summer 2010 with one episode gaining almost 2 million viewers, a record later broken by its July 7 episode, with a 2.4 million captured audience. The record would again be surpassed by a 2.7 million viewership for the July 28 episode. Succeeding seasons would be arranged, the fifth season ran for thirty weeks. Last December 10 of 2013, Comedy Central stated that 3 more seasons are planned for Tosh.O. Series episodes of Tosh.O have been released to home video/ DVD format.
Besides the regular series, Tosh was seen on other shows, among those are: a hosting stint on Tens (late-night comedy show in Florida), a 30-minute special on Comedy Central Presents (2003), Comedy Central stand-up special, Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious (2007). On MTV show ‘Punk’d’ he pretended to be a criminal and attempted breaking into Mekhi Phifer’s vehicle. In the movie, ‘The Love Guru’, he had a brief appearance for Mike Myers’ movie. He also starred in ‘Elevator’ (HBO Runawaybox). A 3.25 million tele-audience watched him perform at Comedy Central: Happy Thoughts (2011). Tosh voice’s is lent to ‘Malloy’ at Brickleberry (CC animated sitcom). He has been a spokesman for Taco Bell in commercials and has regularly guested on radio shows (Kevin and Bean, Loveline, and The Bob & Tom Show)
Daniel’s type of comedy is a real hit with the young crowd. College students and young adults really buy into his performances and patronize his television show. Some liken him to other great comedians such as: Jim Norton, Patton Oswalt, Gilbert Gottfried, Cane Cook, Stevie Ryan, and Louis CK. His ‘mocking humor’ would get him into occasional trouble and people get offended with his jokes. He would often state racist, homophobic, and sexist jokes. Some have reacted negatively to his comedic lines that joked about women and rape. To his detractors, he simply says, “I’m not misogynistic and racist, but I do find those jokes funny, so I say them”.
Tosh has two sisters and a brother. He worked various other jobs before concentrating on comedy. He mentions about holding a telemarketer position for Central Florida Research Park and that he earned fifteen US Dollars an hour.
Daniel Tosh has joined a charity cause for Alabama Disaster Relief and another cause for the family of deceased comedian Greg Giraldo. Giraldo died on September 25 of 2010 due to a prescription meds overdose. It was actually the day he was supposed to perform at a concert organized for the 3rd Annual New York Recovery Rally. It was held at the Stress Factory in New York City that day, to celebrate as a group for those in recovery from addiction and to inspire hope in those who need to find recovery. Daniel Tosh has participated in a show that helped raise support for the family he left behind.