Like him or hate him, Daniel Tosh is here to stay. The comedian has made a name for himself with his controversial brand of offensive comedy, also referred to as ‘black comedy’. Tosh is also an acclaimed television host, actor, producer and writer. He currently hosts his own show on Comedy Central – Tosh.0.
Daniel Tosh has managed to succeed in a very competitive line of work, becoming the star of many stand up comedy specials and comedy tours. Tickets to his shows usually get sold out despite being a little on the higher side – a testament to how much people actually love his offensive brand of comedy.
Here’s all you’ll need to know about Daniel Tosh.
Daniel Tosh Bio
Daniel was born in Boppard in Rhineland-Palatinate state, West Germany. Tosh, who is the son of a Presbyterian minister, grew up in Florida – Titusville, to be exact. He attended Astronaut High School which is located in Brevard County. In 1993, he graduated from the school and later attended University of Central Florida. He eventually became a graduate of the institution with a degree in Marketing. That was in 1996.
After graduation, Tosh worked for a while at Central Florida Research Park as a telemarketer. He would later describe the employment as the closest he ever got to having a real job. After a while, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his comedy career. It is said that this was inspired by his experience while he was being raised in Florida.
Despite being a comedian who performs on a stage in front of thousands, Daniel suffers from social anxiety and has stated that he does not like public speaking. The comedian has two sisters and one brother.
Is He Gay or Straight?
Daniel Tosh is straight and is known to have dated several women. However, there have been rumours about his sexuality; many people have speculated that he is gay because of the nature of his jokes.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Tosh Married?
Daniel Tosh does not have a wife or even an ex-wife as he has never been married. However, it is known that he has had several girlfriends. His most well-known relationship was with Megan Abrigo; the couple dated for many years and were in the limelight after they got together in February 2009.
Megan is an American actress and model. She is known for the game show – Deal or No Deal. She was born on the 27th of May, 1986, sharing the same astrological sign as Daniel – Gemini.
Daniel Tosh Financial Assets
Daniel Tosh is currently estimated to be worth $16 million. In 2013, it was reported that he made $11 million, making him one of the top ten earning comedians for that year.
Beyond comedy shows and tours, Daniel has a very successful television show – Tosh.0 – which contributes substantially to his total assets. He is paid $400,000 for an episode of the show, with thirty episodes per season. As the show is focused on internet-generated content, it is understandable why Tosh.0 has an impressive online presence. The show also has a popular blog which remains running even when the show is offseason.
For those unfamiliar with the show which has come to be Tosh’s primary source of wealth, it is an American television show hosted by Daniel Tosh himself. It provides commentary on viral online video clips. It also provides commentary on celebrities, society, stereotypes and pop culture. The show had its start on the 4th of June, 2009 on Comedy Central.
Undoubtedly, the comedy show is the perfect place for Tosh to showcase his intentionally offensive, darkly comedic, satirical, sarcastic and observational humour. The show is super popular among men, especially those between 18-24, with millions of them tuning in to see his show when it’s on air.
As a testament to his success, in 2011, his 60-date nationwide was completely sold out. Again, in 2014, despite his tickets being over $160, his shows were all completely sold out. The combination of the foregoing is what makes Tosh a very successful comedian with a financial standing to brag about.
Height, Weight and Other Facts
Full Name: Daniel Dwight Tosh
Profession: Comedian, Talk Show Host, Actor, Author
Height: 6ft 3in
Date of Birth: May 29, 1975
Place of Birth: Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
Education: University of Central Florida
Marital status: Single
Astrological sign: Gemini