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Thoughts on Daniel Tosh?

Asked by haleyray07 (210 points ) September 2nd, 2011

I know he has had a show (Tosh.0) for a few years now, but I recently started watching. Personally, I think he is one of the funniest comedians I have ever seen…but I know his jokes are often racist, sexist, and offensive…does this bother anyone?

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Blackberry's avatar

He’s great. And I think the amount of people that are offended by offensive jokes are a small majority. He’s hilarious.

ucme's avatar

Immediate thoughts? I’ve never heard of the fella.

mazingerz88's avatar

He’s funny. Just don’t know if he writes all his stuff. If he does I’m more impressed. Comedy is the hardest thing to pull. Even if it’s stupid.

DominicX's avatar

No, it doesn’t bother me because I know he is not an actual racist or sexist.

Bill_Lumbergh's avatar

I cannot figure out if he is gay or bi-curious, but I do know he has the funniest show on television!

haleyray07's avatar

Is he really gay? I thought that was part of his act

Bill_Lumbergh's avatar

I honestly do not know, but his “gay skits” has me questioning his sexuality everytime!

Blackberry's avatar

“I never wanna go anywhere…...so I don’t care how long it takes my girlfriend to get ready, she’ll come downstairs like ‘thank you, you are soooo patient!’, and I’ll be like ‘For what? You look disgusting!’ Now’s she upstairs cryin’...whatever, I just bought myself 2 more hours to watch the game…”

Hahahahah!

Bill_Lumbergh's avatar

Best Tosh.0 quotes:
– “Babies aren’t dishwasher-safe.”
– “It’s not a stereotype if it’s always true.”
– “I don’t think I could stab somebody, ‘cause I’m really bad at a Capri Sun.”
– “I hope God speaks English. If I get up to heaven and have to point at a menu, I’m gonna be pissed.”
– “I came up with my own expression. I like to make it hail. Yeah. That’s when you throw change on sluts.”
-“Anal sex is a lot like spinach: if you’re forced to have it as a child, you won’t enjoy it as an adult.”

reijinni's avatar

He is ok. Hadn’t gotten around to watching his as of late, hopefully will watch him again one day.

FutureMemory's avatar

@Bill_Lumbergh I don’t get “I don’t think I could stab somebody, ‘cause I’m really bad at a Capri Sun.” Can you explain?

Blackberry's avatar

@FutureMemory Remember having to poke the straw in the plastic hole? Sometimes it was kind of difficult lol.

FutureMemory's avatar

Ohhhhhhh..got it ;)

ucme's avatar

@FutureMemory Yeah he’s funny, cheers for the clip.

ragingloli's avatar

I only saw the previews in the advertising segments of the daily show website. Not funny.
Gay Porn Star would have been a better career for him.

incendiary_dan's avatar

Eh. Another mediocre comedian relying on perceived edginess to get cheap laughs. Was that ever actually funny?

Buttonstc's avatar

I still miss George Carlin. I like my comics more on the cerebral side than the outrageous. Nothing beats a well-crafted joke that has been well thought out and mulled over a bit. Lots of people can do outrageous off the cuff type of stuff. And that’s perfectly suited to the medium of TV.

Where is Steven Wright these days?

Tosh is OK but I wouldn’t pay for a ticket to see him. But I realize that humor is totally subjective.

FutureMemory's avatar

@Buttonstc I like George Carlin, but can only take him in very small doses…he’s just too negative. His act is essentially Life sucks, and let me tell you why.

TexasDude's avatar

As I’ve mentioned before, pretty much nothing offends me.

That said, I don’t really think Tosh is that funny. He’s just a /b/tard with a tv show.

Seelix's avatar

Not funny. I’ve tried to watch the show before, and I can’t. It makes me want to pry my own teeth out.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Meh. There are shows right now that are funnier than Tosh.0 by light years. He just posts old internet videos. You’re better off with r/videos.

cletrans2col's avatar

Tosh is the man.

filmfann's avatar

He reminds me a lot of Dwayne Hickman who used to be on the TV show Dobie Gillis. It’s not just the way he talks to the 4th wall. If you watch most of the link, you will see facial expressions that are exactly like Tosh.
I think Tosh is hysterical.

Buttonstc's avatar

I knew he reminded me of someone everytime I looked at him but couldn’t quite nail it. Thank you for the memory jog.

Aethelflaed's avatar

Meh. Just really unoriginal, and too much of an asshole for me to enjoy the worn-out jokes again. I’d rather have Eddie Izzard or George Carlin any day.

@FutureMemory Yeah, but… life does suck, and he does know exactly why…

FutureMemory's avatar

@Aethelflaed I agree with what he says, just don’t find it entertaining to sit through an hour of being reminded about it.

mrrich724's avatar

If it’s not offensive, it’s probably not a funny joke. Tosh.0 is HILARIOUS and like in the video, when it’s TRUE, it’s even MORE FUNNY!!!!! Enjoy TOSH!!!!

Aethelflaed's avatar

@FutureMemory I can see that. For me, I just switch over to something more along the lines of the “stuff” monologue and other “what’s up with that?” type of things instead of the “life sucks” stuff.

trailsillustrated's avatar

funniest show I love it

jonsblond's avatar

If you are a true lover of stand up comedy, nothing is offensive.

I like the guy.

KateTheGreat's avatar

He basically does the same crap over and over for cheap laughs. Not my kind of comedy. I put him in the same category as Jeff Dunham and Dane Cook. Idiots.

Blackberry's avatar

I think Louis CK is an older Tosh, but much darker. I’m like a little kid, because I watch his stand up 2–3 times a week.

cletrans2col's avatar

@KateTheGreat Tosh is much funnier than those two losers.

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