Like him or hate him, Daniel Tosh is here to stay. The comedian has made a name for himself with his particularly 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 & Wiki
Daniel was born in Boppard in Rhineland-Palatinate state in 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 Astronaut High School and later attended University of Central Florida. He graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in Marketing in 1996.
After graduation, Tosh worked for a bit at Central Florida Research Park as a telemarketer, which he describes as “the closest thing I ever got to a real job.” After a while, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his comedy career – which was inspired by his experience of 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.
Daniel Tosh has two sisters and one brother.
Is He Gay or Has A Girlfriend?
Daniel Tosh is straight and is known to have dated several women. However, there have been rumours about Daniel Tosh’s sexuality; many people have speculated that he is gay because of the nature of his jokes.
Daniel Tosh Wife, Married, Girlfriend
Daniel Tosh does not have a wife or even an ex-wife as he has never been married. However, he is believed to have had several girlfriends. His most well-known relationship was with Megan Abrigo; the couple dated for many years in the limelight after the pair got together in February 2009.
Megan is an American actress and model who 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 Net Worth
Daniel Tosh is currently estimated to be worth $16 million. In 2013, he is said to have made $11 million in 2013, making him one of the top ten earning comedians for that year.
Besides comedy shows and tours, Daniel has a very successful television show – Tosh.0 – which contributes substantially to his total net worth. Daniel is paid $400,000 for an episode of the show, with thirty episodes per season (since the third season).
Because the show is focused on internet-generated content, it makes sense that Tosh.0 has an impressive online presence. It also has a popular blog which remains running even when the show is offseason.
For those unfamiliar with the show that is his primary source of wealth, Tosh.0 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.
The show is the perfect place for Tosh to showcase his intentionally offensive, darkly comedic, satirical, sarcastic, observational humour. His show is a hit with 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 while in 2014, despite his tickets being over $160, his shows were all completely sold out.
The combination of all this is what makes Tosh a very successful comedian with a net worth to brag about.
Daniel Tosh Height, Weight & 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