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Daniel Dwight Tosh is an American stand-up comedian and television host. He currently hosts the Comedy Central video clip show, Tosh0. He has had four specials: Daniel Tosh: True Stories I Made Up, Completely Serious, Happy Thoughts, and People Pleaser. He is a producer and voice actor for the animated sit-com Brickleberry.

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  • Ambiguously Gay: He is fully aware of this fact and doesn't mind lampshading it on Tosh.0.
    • Camp Straight: He married his sweetheart in 2016. But he's still totally not afraid to play up the Stage Gay.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Reportedly made a joke towards a female heckler that it'd be funny if she got raped after the show after she said rape wasn't funny, though others claim that was a lie.
  • Catchphrase: Both in Tosh.0 and his stand up, "...and for that, we thank you."
  • Crosses the Line Twice: He loves to take bad taste to its logical conclusion and beyond.
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  • Don't Explain the Joke: Averted with particularly obtuse jokes and references, which he explains in detail for greater comic effect.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Averted; he argues that steroids will only make sports more entertaining.
  • Have You Told Anyone Else?: On "True Stories I Made Up", he says one of his greatest fears is that he will be the first to hear that one of his friends won the lottery.
  • Gag Penis: According to him, people made fun of his "fat dick" in school. He says his mom has made this observation as well ("She's a sailor. We don't judge her.")
  • Hollywood Tourette's: Inverted in that he wonders if there's anyone out there with "polite Tourette's".
  • Jerkass: He's not afraid to say what he thinks.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While on-stage this is undoubtedly true, offstage people have claimed that he comes off as personable and nice. He has also participated in charity events with other comics to aid in disaster relief efforts.
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  • Lampshade Hanging: "Are we down to six people? Great!"
  • Older Than They Look: He's 41, but could pass for a 24 year-old.
  • Overly Long Gag:
    • "I'm aware I can end the joke at the good part. I choose not to."
    • "Do you like how I start jokes with mass appeal and continue 'til only six people have a clue what I'm talking about? That's not a good style. That doesn't make you famous."
    • And it often comes back as a Brick Joke where after a set he'll ask "Are we down to six people? Great!"
    • One time he was positively thrilled when he managed to whittle it down to just one guy.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: Many of his jokes combine popular celebrity fiascoes of the moment and semi-obscure sports references.
  • Rule of Three: Subverted with the inverted Hollywood Tourette's example; he gives only two examples before declaring he's moving on.
  • Shout-Out:
    • During one of his specials, he ends one of his jokes by saying "Hoooot Pocket". He says another comedian wrote the end of the joke.
    • "If you knock on my grandparents' door and you find them lying on the floor, the only thing you are legally allowed to do is a Finishing Move. Hadouken! That would be mine."
  • Take That, Audience!:
    "Go ahead, dumb people. Be offended at a joke that doesn't have a plausible premise."
  • The Gadfly: A big part of his act.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: One bit revolves around working the phrase "Suck It" into everyday conversation:
    "By the way, if you ever have a job where you have to give speeches in front of people, pepper in the phrase 'suck it.' Very empowering. Just be like 'As you can see from our Powerpoint presentation suck it...' And your clients will be like, 'Did he... did he... did he say suck it? I like this guy... he's a go-getter.'"


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