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Standing up with Daniel Tosh

Staff Writer

Published: Friday, November 5, 2010

Updated: Friday, November 5, 2010 14:11


Stand-up comedian Daniel Tosh stopped in Greensboro on his Comedy Central sponsored tour the Tosh Tour Twenty Ten. Tosh performed two shows in front of two sold out crowds at the War Memorial Auditorium in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Tosh, who recently became a household name with the success of his show Tosh.0, was preceded by two regular Comedy Central comedians, Jasper Redd and Matt Fulchiron who were both received well by the crowd.  Redd started things off with his experience with Grimace, one of the many mascots of McDonald’s asking the audience simply “What…is Grimace?” Fulchiron followed with a few one-liners for the crowd to use the next day such as “You catch more flies with honey, but you catch more honeys when you’re fly.” Their sets were limited but gave the crowd a good vibe.

Once Tosh hit the stage, the crowd lost their minds. After a brief and witty explanation as to why comedians hate it when people yell things from the crowd, Tosh began his set fulfilling all expectations in the crowd. He joked about a wide range of topics from professional football, to old people and heaven, leaving no subject untouched; including a joke involving the fictional child of Brad Pitt and David Beckham. “Imagine baby Jesus, but with abs.” Tosh also talked about the success of his show and his crazy fans. His mother, he said, is a nurse and one day, “one of her patients got out of bed and did a trust fall on her.” This fan moment was inspired by a segment on Tosh.0 in which Tosh fell onto random people to see if they would catch him.

Having enough dedicated fans to sell-out two shows and have them attempt risky maneuvers on his mom is a hard task considering Tosh’s comedy is not designed for everyone. Even in his show he stated that he wished America was less, “P.C.,”  or politically correct.

Tosh delivered a knock-out performance, typical of a comedian with such a unique style. There was hardly a lull in the laughter and shouts from the crowd and the show lasted well over the typical hour allotted for a comedy show.

Tosh will continue his tour through the beginning of December and in several other cities across the country. 

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