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Daniel Tosh – Controversial Comedian and Television Host

Full Name Daniel Dwight Tosh
Born May 29, 1975 (age 48), Frankfurt, Germany
Relationship Single
Height 6′ 3′′
Net Worth $20 million
Social Media Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

As a longtime fan of Daniel Tosh, I‘m thrilled to share everything you need to know about this hilarious and controversial comedian and television personality.

Early Life and Influences

Daniel Tosh was born in 1975 in Frankfurt, West Germany to a Presbyterian minister and a French teacher. His family moved to Titusville, Florida when he was just 5 years old. According to Tosh, he grew up in Florida as a "bicycle riding, turtle catching, dog loving youth."

Tosh started performing stand-up comedy while studying marketing at the University of Central Florida in the 1990s. He has cited Steve Martin, George Carlin, and Sam Kinison as early influences on his comedic style.

Big Break and the Launch of Tosh.0

Tosh‘s big break came in 2001 when he performed standup on the Late Show with David Letterman – a huge achievement for any young comedian. This high-profile appearance helped launch his career.

In 2009, Tosh began hosting Comedy Central‘s Tosh.0. His hilarious take on viral videos made the show an instant hit. Over 10 seasons, Daniel offered his unique, cynical, politically incorrect perspective on online content and pop culture. It established him as one of the biggest names in comedy.

Evolution of Tosh‘s Standup Style

As a standup, Tosh became known for his dark, boundary-pushing style. His early material incorporated jokes about racism, sexism, abortions, disabilities and other taboo topics. He developed a reputation for "cynical humor" and his tagline became "I‘m not a misanthrope, I‘m a humanitarian."

Daniel‘s acts frequently open with a disclaimer that "the views expressed in this show do not reflect those of Comedy Central, the venue, or even my own beliefs – I just think it‘s funny when people get offended." He thrives on political incorrectness.

Impact on Comedy

Love him or hate him, Daniel Tosh has had a major impact on comedy. He helped pioneer a style of dark, ironic, anti-political correctness humor. His popularity revealed there was a huge audience appetite for edgy, controversial material. He paved the way for many other cynical, offensive comedians.

Fun Facts About Daniel Tosh

  • He‘s fluent in German
  • First job was at Domino‘s Pizza
  • Owns over 400 pairs of sneakers
  • Enjoys surfing and other beach activities
  • Rarely gives interviews or makes TV appearances out of character

Quotes by Daniel Tosh

  • "My jokes sound a lot more clever than they actually are because I have a good delivery."
  • "I‘m not really one for telling jokes. I don‘t consider what I do telling jokes."
  • "Nothing is off limits. When you come see me do stand-up live, hopefully you‘ll be offended."

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Daniel Tosh‘s net worth?

He has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Is Daniel Tosh married?

No, Tosh has never been married and likes to keep his personal life private.

How old is Daniel Tosh?

Daniel Tosh is 48 years old as of 2023. His birthday is on May 29, 1975.

Where did Daniel Tosh grow up?

He grew up in Titusville, Florida after moving from Germany at age 5.