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Am I the only one who thinks Tosh.0 goes overboard?

Asked by cutiepi92 (2149 points ) January 2nd, 2013

My younger brother was watching an episode the other day and a convenience store worker got rammed by a car. He laughed as well as other people. I don’t see how this is funny at all; it was a real video and looked like something that was probably fatal. How is something like this okay to show on tv and have people LAUGH at? I was all for America’s funniest home videos when it was popular, but the clips on there were minor. Yes, a guy falls off a ladder or gets hit in the privates, but he doesn’t get hit by a speeding car into a brick building. Clips like these as well as internet clips like “Cinnamon Challenge” and “Sprite and Banana” challenge make me wonder if there is just something wrong with my sense of humor. I just don’t understand how people could find someone almost dying (and not knowing if they actually did or not) or throwing up hilarious. It just sickens me…...

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bookish1's avatar

Doesn’t sound funny to me, and I love comedy. Sounds like an utter waste of time and brain cells. I think desensitizing yourself to stuff like that is harmful, and I try to have little or no exposure to such BS.

DigitalBlue's avatar

No, he’s not really funny, I don’t understand the appeal. I like comedy, I love stand up, but I think Tosh is just obnoxious most of the time.

Brian1946's avatar

IIRC, during one of his shows, a woman in the audience objected to part of his act. He replied by implying that it would be funny if she was raped by some of the male audience members.

If that’s true, then hopefully he falls overboard and gets sexed up real good by some horny orcas. ;-D

filmfann's avatar

Yes, he goes overboard. That is his kind of humor.

I think he’s funny

livelaughlove21's avatar

I really like Daniel Tosh, but I prefer his stand-up to Tosh.O. It’s far from the only show that shows videos of people getting (seemingly) seriously hurt as comedic relief. I watch those sometimes just for the shock; I don’t find it hilarious like some do. As for puking, I don’t find that funny at all.

I can see why people find him obnoxious, but I like his stand-up because he uses a lot of shock humor. He’s politically incorrect and sometimes just plain mean – but I like that in a comedian. I love this joke by him:

“I think marijuana should be legalized in this country. Just so pot heads have nothing to talk about ever again. Come on, it does get old after awhile.

‘Hey, you wanna get high?’
‘No.’
‘Why not?’
‘Because I’m not in the 7th grade and I have things to do.’”

Love it. :)

And the whole rape joke controversy is stupid. She was at a stand-up comedy show and decided to speak her mind about an offensive joke. What did she expect would happen? Did she think he’d apologize in the middle of a comedy show?

Yeah, of course he goes too far sometimes. That’s the point.

jonsblond's avatar

I don’t see how this is funny at all; it was a real video and looked like something that was probably fatal.

It wasn’t fatal. Tosh doesn’t air videos of people who have died, just people who do stupid things and get injured. I’d call it a modern day form of slapstick comedy. Some people find the humor in things that happen to all of us (non-fatal injuries, vomiting, farting, etc.).

Seek's avatar

@livelaughlove21 I agree. His standup is great. And that joke got my husband to shut his face about weed for, like, fifteen whole minutes.

Linda_Owl's avatar

I used to find him mildly amusing, but when he made the joke about rape & a woman in the audience called him on it & then he made the suggestion that it would be funny if she was raped on her way out. It totally turned me off.

KNOWITALL's avatar

He does go too far, but other than those times he’s absolutely hilarious. It’s irreverent comedy so I probably wouldn’t subject any young people to it any more than I would subject them to Jack Ass episodes.

cutiepi92's avatar

@KNOWITALL hmmm I was never a fan of Jack Ass either so maybe that’s it lol. Just different people find different things funny I guess “shrugs”

That being said, I can’t judge his stand up since I’ve never seen it. It’s very hard to make me laugh though; only comedians that can make me laugh hard on a consistent basis are Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle

KNOWITALL's avatar

If you like Chapelle, I’m surprised you don’t like Tosh.o! My fave Chapelle was when he was at the KKK meeting and he was black and didn’t know he was black because he was blind….so stinkin funny!!!

livelaughlove21's avatar

I love Dave Chapelle! His “white voice” – priceless.

“Tonight, we’re gettin’ fucked up! Two shots of jäger, tequila, four bong hits man! Beer, cheeseburger.”

cutiepi92's avatar

@KNOWITALL which is why I might try his standup. Who knows? He might be funny. And that skit was one of my favorites lmao

Pingu's avatar

From an article on nowpublic.com about the rape joke:

”“After I called out to him, Tosh paused for a moment. Then, he says, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her…’ and I, completely stunned and finding it hard to process what was happening but knowing I needed to get out of there, immediately nudged my friend, who was also completely stunned, and we high-tailed it out of there. It was humiliating, of course, especially as the audience guffawed in response to Tosh, their eyes following us as we made our way out of there. I didn’t hear the rest of what he said about me.”

Tosh later apologized for the joke.

Tosh has joked about rape before. In this video [featured in article],Tosh made a joke about how his sister got raped.”

Shitty comedian, shittier person.

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