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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 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.

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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.





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.



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


James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on March 30, 2012:

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.



Jon Kohan from Pittsburgh Pa on March 28, 2012:

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.


James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on January 18, 2012:

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

Bdoncity from Rockville Centre, NY on January 17, 2012:

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.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on January 01, 2012:

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!


Lone Ranger on December 29, 2011:

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.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on October 16, 2011:

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. :-)

Kay Mitchell from California on October 14, 2011:

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.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on October 06, 2011:

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.

fi fi from Niagara, Canada on October 04, 2011:

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 :)

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on October 04, 2011:

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

jaykay37 from Canada on October 02, 2011:

I love this show, great post, very informative!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 27, 2011:

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.

KayeStar on September 27, 2011:

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.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 26, 2011:

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

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on September 24, 2011:

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.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 23, 2011:

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!


Rosie Rose from Toronto, Canada on September 22, 2011:

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,


James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 21, 2011:

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


James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 21, 2011:

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

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 21, 2011:

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

Thank you for visiting and commenting. Enjoy the show.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 21, 2011:

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.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 21, 2011:

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 A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 21, 2011:

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. :-)

Eiddwen from Wales on September 21, 2011:

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

Thanks for sharing James and take care


James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 20, 2011:

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! :-)

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 20, 2011:

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.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 20, 2011:

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

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 20, 2011:

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

Thank you for visiting and commenting! :)

Pete Fanning from Virginia on September 20, 2011:

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

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 20, 2011:

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. :-)

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 20, 2011:

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.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 20, 2011:

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

Thank you for checking out my Hub!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 20, 2011:

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.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on September 19, 2011:

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.

Ryan from Louisiana, USA on September 19, 2011:

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.

tom hellert from home on September 19, 2011:


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-


Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on September 19, 2011:

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...

Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on September 18, 2011:


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?

Robert E Smith from Rochester, New York on September 18, 2011:

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.

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on September 18, 2011:

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 !!!

Sueswan on September 18, 2011:

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.

cljonesmusic from Southern Utah on September 17, 2011:

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!

Moonchild60 on September 17, 2011:

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.

Indigital on September 17, 2011:

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

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on September 17, 2011:

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.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 17, 2011:

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 A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 17, 2011:

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.

Lillian K. Staats from Wasilla, Alaska on September 17, 2011:

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

Dexter Yarbrough from United States on September 17, 2011:

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!

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 17, 2011:

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! :-)

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 17, 2011:

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.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on September 17, 2011:

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!

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on September 16, 2011:

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.

Cathy Nerujen from Edge of Reality and Known Space on September 16, 2011:

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

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on September 16, 2011:

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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