NEW YORK, June 14, 2010 — Daniel Tosh, host of the insanely successful and popular COMEDY CENTRAL series, “Tosh.0” will embark on a massive national stand-up tour this fall. “Tosh Tour Twenty Ten: A COMEDY CENTRAL Live Event” kicks off in September in Arizona and travels to more than 60 cities, with additional shows to be announced (full tour schedule at the end of this release).
For tour info and links to purchase tickets, viewers can log onto www.jokes.com and www.danieltosh.com. Tickets for Tosh Tour Twenty Ten: A COMEDY CENTRAL Live Event will go on sale Thursday, June 17.
Tosh inked a multi-level deal with COMEDY CENTRAL to shoot an original one-hour stand-up special which taped in San Francisco last Saturday and will premiere on Sunday, October 3 to be subsequently released with extended material on DVD and CD on Tuesday, October 5. The network also announced the renewal of “Tosh.0” for a third season which will consist of at least 29 episodes and premiere on Wednesday, January 12 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Currently in its second season, “Tosh.0” is a huge ratings success for COMEDY CENTRAL averaging 1.8 million total viewers. The series is the most watched show in cable on Wednesday nights among Men 18-24 and Men 18-34. Since its first year, ratings have enjoyed a meteoric rise in the following demos: Persons 18-49: +75%; Men 18-34 +98%; Men 18-24 +98%.
“Tosh.0” premiered on June 4, 2009 and 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 which airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series also features viral clips of the week and original videos created by and starring well-known actors and comedians. Each episode features the segment “Web Redemptions,” which gives subjects of infamous viral videos (i.e. “Phillies Fan and “Make It Snow Girl) a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they’ve become synonymous.
The ber-popular “Tosh.0” blog is one of COMEDY CENTRAL’s most-visited properties with an average of 660K Unique Visitors per month (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst). The blog is updated daily with blog posts, Web-exclusive behind-the-scenes content and interactive features allowing viewers to participate in the “Tosh.0” community. Viewers can follow Tosh on Twitter as he live tweets during the show and also by becoming a fan of “Tosh.0” on Facebook.
Tosh has a long history with COMEDY CENTRAL having hosted the network’s “Live at Gotham” stand-up series and performed 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 on 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.
COMEDY CENTRAL Live Entertainment® was established in 2002 to spread the #1 brand in comedy via comedy festivals, live tours and events. To date, the network’s success in the live performance business has resulted in over 30 tours and festivals, almost two million tickets sold and $70+ million dollars in box office sales. The tours feature the hottest stand-up comedians on the scene such as the recent sold-out Gabriel Iglesias tour with past tours including Dave Attell, Mike Birbiglia, Lewis Black, Drew Carey, Dave Chappelle, Jim Gaffigan, Stephen Lynch, Demetri Martin, Carlos Mencia, Brian Regan, and Wanda Sykes.
Tosh Tour Twenty Ten Tour Dates:
September 24 Tucson, AZ Tucson Music Hall
September 25 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
September 26 Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona University – NAU
September 27 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
September 29 Lubbock, TX Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater
September 30 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
October 1 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
October 2 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
October 3 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
October 4 Oklahoma, OK Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre
October 6 St. Louis, MO The Pageant Concert Nightclub
October 7 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theater
October 8 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts
October 9 Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge River Centre Theatre
October 10 Birmingham, AL Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Concert Hall
October 13 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
October 15 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
October 16 Miami, FL Fillmore Jackie Gleason
October 17 Tampa, FL David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
October 20 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
October 21 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
October 22 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
October 23 Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium
October 24 Columbia, SC Koger Center for the Arts
October 26 New Haven, CT Shubert Theatre
October 27 Amherst, MA Mullins Center at UMASS
October 28 Oreno, ME University of Maine – Collins Center for the Arts
October 29 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
October 30 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
October 31 Syracuse, NY Crouse Hinds
November 1 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
November 2 Easton, PA The State Theater
November 3 Richmond, VA Carpenter Center
November 4 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
November 5 Washington D.C Warner Theatre
November 6 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House
November 8 Richmond, KY Eastern Kentucky University – Brock Auditorium
November 9 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
November 10 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Theatre
November 11 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
November 12 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
November 13 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
November 14 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
November 17 Boise, ID Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
November 18 Spokane, WA INB Performing Arts Center
November 19 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
November 20 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
November 21 Eugene, OR Hult Center for the Performing Arts
November 22 Santa Rose, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
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