Tosh in focus

otaylor@thestate.comJune 23, 2013 

Daniel Tosh

COMEDY CENTRAL

  • If you go Daniel Tosh

    When: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday

    Where: Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St.

    Tickets: $25-$45

    Information: www.thetownship.org or (800) 745-3000

Daniel Tosh, the host of Comedy Central’s “Tosh. 0,” mines the Internet for video clips to lampoon. He roasts the video participants, some caught in follies that are already funny. Tosh’s commentary makes them funnier on the TV show, which also includes sketch comedy pieces.

Tosh can appear brilliant in front of the TV camera, but how sharply focused is his standup routine? Columbia audiences are about to find out as Tosh will perform two shows – 7 and 9:30 p.m. – Monday at Township Auditorium.

Tosh, who regularly tours, should be sharp.

“I’m just out there working as hard as I can,” Tosh said in a 2012 interview published in The (Raleigh) News & Observer. “I’ll play to whatever audience comes out. Things have gone really well for me. It’s all good.”

Part of Tosh’s appeal is that he often pushes the envelope.

“People have to remember that I’m a comedian,” he said in the 2012 interview. “I’m just joking.”

Performing as a standup, Tosh doesn’t have to consider TV censorship rules. And he is, of course, a comedian who frequently crosses his own personal line of decency.

Reach Taylor at (803) 771-8362.

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