NEW YORK, February 14, 2011 – Breakout star Daniel
Tosh, host of COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit series, “Tosh.0,” tackles religion, racism and politics with his
exceptionally cutting comedic deftness in the World Premiere of “Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts,” a
one-hour COMEDY CENTRAL Original Stand-up Special, debuts Sunday, March 6 at 9:00 p.m.
With deliciously twisted and ruthless abandon, Tosh takes on celebrities, sports
figures, illegal immigration, the Amish, Mormons and more in this brand new special that was filmed
in front of a packed house at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Tuesday, March 8, “Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts,” extended and uncensored, will be released on DVD
nationwide by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment® and Paramount Home Entertainment® and on CD and
digital album by COMEDY CENTRAL Records®. Both the “Happy Thoughts” DVD and CD contains the
extended and uncensored performance, and the DVD also features over 60 minutes of bonus material
including: Tosh’s post-show, encore performance; “A Day in the Life,” a featurette filmed
exclusively for the DVD that takes fans behind-the-scenes for a day on the set of “Tosh.0,”
performances by Tosh’s opening act comedians Jasper Redd and Matt Fulchiron; as well as the as-
seen-on-television cut of the special.
“Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts” will also be available,
extended and uncensored, on download-to-own platforms including iTunes (pre-order Monday, February
28) and Amazon Video On Demand, as well as in standard and high definition versions on Xbox LIVE
Marketplace, Zune and PlayStation Store.
“Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts,” a one-hour COMEDY
CENTRAL Original One-Hour Stand-Up Special, is produced by Irwin Entertainment and executive
produced by Daniel Tosh, John Irwin and Christie Smith and directed by Emmy® Award-winning director
Beth McCarthy-Miller. Elizabeth Porter and Jonas Larsen are the executives in charge of production
for COMEDY CENTRAL.
“Tosh.0” premiered on June
4, 2009 and features razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from Daniel Tosh as he delves into all
aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly,
topical series. Currently, in its third season, the series, which averages nearly 3.5 million
viewers each week, airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The comedian 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.
Recently, Tosh wrapped up a sold-out national stand-up tour, “Tosh Tour Twenty Ten: A COMEDY
CENTRAL Live Event” which saw him perform in front of more than 200,000 people across more than 50
“Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts” is sponsored by DirecTV.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is
seen in more than 98 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.
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