NEW YORK, August 12, 2009 — The show that everyone diggs and laughs their Facebook off continues as COMEDY CENTRAL orders additional episodes of the weekly series “Tosh.0,” it was announced today by Lauren Corrao, president, original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. The first of six new episodes of “Tosh.0” will debut on Thursday, October 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
“Tosh.0,” which premiered the first of 10 episodes on June 4, 2009, has averaged over one million total viewers during its first season. In its timeslot (Thursday, 10:00-10:30 p.m.), the series ranks #2 with both Men 18-24 and Men 18-34, vs. all of cable.
“Daniel Tosh is the perfect host to take on the Web with his sarcastic wit and deadpan demeanor,” said Corrao. “We’re looking forward to Tosh and the show continuing to accentuate the vast, eccentric and ridiculously entertaining entities on the Internet.”
“Tosh.0” features the razor sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. In addition, the series features viral clips of the week and original videos created by and starring well-known actors and comedians. Each episode features the segment “Web Redemption,” which gives subjects of infamous viral videos (i.e. Afro Ninja and Miss Teen South Carolina 2007) a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they’ve become synonymous.
The “Tosh.0” blog (comedycentral.com/tosh) will maintain its presence by offering users new content during the hiatus with daily chances to interact with Tosh and the show.
The unusual mind of Daniel Tosh has earned him the admiration of his peers by winning over audiences with his unique brand of stand-up comedy that has made him one of the most requested headliners in the country. His casual style and sharp material are greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old. Named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2005, Tosh has performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and MTV’s “Punk’d.” On the film front, Tosh was featured in Mike Myers’ 2008 release, “The Love Guru.”
Tosh has a long history with COMEDY CENTRAL having hosted the network’s “Live at Gotham” stand-up series and performing on “Premium Blend” and “Friday Night Stand-Up.” Tosh has also been featured on the all-comedy channel in a half-hour stand-up special “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” (2002) and his first hour-long stand-up special, “Completely Serious” (2007). His premiere CD, “True Stories I Made Up,” was released in 2005 through COMEDY CENTRAL Records.
“Tosh.0” is executive produced by Daniel Tosh. Gary Mann and Joe Lewis are the executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL’s Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL’s press web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.
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