16 Things You Didn’t Know About Daniel Tosh

Daniel Tosh is the new Dave Chappelle. Okay, so maybe it’s not as cut and dry as that but Tosh’s ratings for Comedy Central are very Chappelle-like. He’s averaging more than 4 million viewers every Tuesday night (“Chappelle Show” averaged 3.1 million at its peak), he’s destroying Stewart and Colbert. He’s even beating South Park, which gets 3.7 million on average. His Comedy Central stand-up special, “Happy Thoughts”, had approximately 3.2M viewers, which is a new record for the cable net. According to he’s “only” worth $1.5 million but when contract negotiations come up he can expect something similar to Chappelle’s infamous $50 million contract that sent him packing.

Whenever someone gets big, the public hungers for and demands to know every single little detail about the figure they follow. Where did he or she grow up? What are his or her parents like? What was his or her first job? With Tosh approaching Chappelle status, we can expect either A) to learn a lot more about his personal life or B) wish him a fond farewell as he runs away to Germany… why Germany? Well, you’ll have to read on to find out!

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Daniel Tosh

• Growing up, he sold CutCo knives door to door.

• The first stand-up comedian he ever saw in his life was Carrot Top at the University of Central Florida.

• The Miss South Carolina video is his favorite viral video of all-time.

• His alleged rival Dane Cook is more popular on the internet according to Google. Dane Cook has 4,800,000 Google results while Daniel Tosh has 2,250,000 results.

• Tosh was born in Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany.

• His first job was as a telemarketer at Central Florida Research Park.

• Served as a spokesperson in Taco Bell commercials. Watch them below:


“Finer Hotels”

“Private Club”

• Tosh has social anxiety and OCD.

• Big career break came in 2001 with a performance on the Late Show with David Letterman.

• Attended Astronaut High School in Titusville, Florida.

• Is worth an estimated $1.5 Million according to

• Graduated from University of Central Florida in December of ’96 (a half a semester early) with a degree in marketing.

• Lives in Hermosa Beach, CA.

• Takes great pride in winning a Razzie Award for his appearance in Love Guru.

• His favorite comedians are Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, Nick Swardson, Greg Hahn, Eddie Gossling, Louis CK, Sean Rouse, Dave Attell, and…Wesley Snipes?

• His dream Web Redemptions would be getting Michael Richards to do stand up at the Laugh Factory to an all black audience.

Preview of tonight’s episode of Tosh.0

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    5. patricia ann:D says:

      okay well, i wanted to be the first to say that um, i fucking love daniel tosh(:

    6. LD5 says:

      I love the dream web redemption idea that would be great

    7. billybob3000 says:

      I just wanted to comment on something and feel important, btw dane cook is better

      1. danecookisawanker says:

        dane cook is a fucking shit kicker

    8. atutu says:

      OCD and social anxiety, his favorite comedians, his humor–we're pretty similar and it feels awesome. but sadly I'm not homosexual, otherwise I'd be the next DToshMeister. Well, and I'm not funny either

    9. jaykeeeeee says:

      daniel tosh is the funniest comedian going around :D

    10. Rugged says:

      Astronaut High School, in Titusville, FL? I guarantee you he was a big stoner. Mad herb in Titusville….plus, its astronaut high, i mean c'mon on.

    11. samf says:

      if taco bell had any sense they would rerun those comercials and take advantage of his celebrity status.

      1. Toshfanog says:

        Yes that would be smart but they are not going to because of the cheap price stated in the commercials. You know they are just a bunch of greedy corporate whores!

    12. YUNG REPUNXEL says:

      Definetly type not anything close to Dave Chappelle, no comparison, no matter what the ratings

      1. @yruidjits says:

        I think they both might disagree with you Yung'in… because some people say cucumbers taste better pickled… what? huh? what?

    13. @yruidjits says:

      Oh for the sake of all that is holy!!! You missed the Chappelle/Tosh line completely!!! "it's not as cut and dry as that…" Please…!!! Both Dave & Daniel would cringe if/when they read that!! The line obviously should have been "It's not as Black & White as that…" Come On!!! (smirk)

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