Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’


Who is the Real Daniel Tosh?

Daniel_ToshDaniel Tosh has done the unthinkable, and has made an iconic name for himself even in an ultra-competitive standup scene. Tosh’s act is not only funny, but also wildly subversive, risqué, politically incorrect and downright bizarre at times. Imagine the social satire of Lenny Bruce or George Carlin crossed with the irreverence of David Letterman, and you’ll come something close to Tosh’s act–except that Tosh is definitely a comic of the new 2000 era.

The quaint young man, 36 years of age, has been entertaining his entire life, though he only recently found his way as a successful comedian. Being the son of a preacher man, Tosh likely used his humor as a defense, as an act of rebellion, and possibly even as a survival tool growing up in Florida, which he calls “flat, hot and dumb.” It is easy to observe his educational background from his literate style of comedy; Tosh graduated from Astronaut High School in 1993 and the University of Central Florida (with a marketing degree).

One of his first jobs was working as a telemarketer, which he approached with sarcastic embrace. (“Fifteen dollars an hour to annoy people!”) Tosh flailed in the “real world” but found an opportunity in standup comedy. His big break was appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Following his broadcasts, he lined up a number of comedy specials and developed his “shtick”, a cynical and often times dark-humored worldview that truly captured the essence of 2011 thinking.

His show Tosh .0 is considered edgy to say the least, and often features punch lines that could easily be misconstrued racist, sexist or homophobic. However, Tosh states that it’s all in good fun, and that humor sometimes comes from very dark places. Tosh is actually the unofficial king of the Comedy Central network, as his show often defeats both The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (as well as The Colbert Report), making it the highest rated show that’s not South Park or at least another South Park-inspired cartoon.

Here’s an example of Tosh’s bizarre and twisted sense of humor. He claims that come his 38th birthday, he will either commit suicide or “retire to the beach.” He has started an official countdown to this esoteric landmark, labeling it as when “Daniel’s Groundhog Day Ends.”

See Daniel Tosh in person! This is one comic that lives up to the hype!

Patch Adams Must Have Taught Robin Williams Something

Robin WilliamsNew York is honored to present a post-open heart surgery Robin Williams back for 7 more nights of Weapons of Self-Destruction. This is such amazing news for those diehard fans who have been worrying, praying, and sending Robin all of their best throughout news of the surgery and recovery. If there were ever any truth to that “laughter is the best medicine” adage, he would most likely be the one to prove it. His fans like to think that he has proved that very thing, with this New York commitment to keep us in stitches.

Robin Williams just finished his Weapons tour, when it was announced that he would be performing at the Town Hall in New York City during November. The exact dates for this engagement are slated for a two day opener on November 23rd and 24th before running through November 30th until December 3rd. The Weapons of Self-Destruction Tour launched in September of 2008, and will have reached 40 venues by the time it comes to a close in October. As with nearly everything that this endearing, insanely addictive comedic genius touches, most of these performances were sold out months in advance.

Robin Williams is 58 years old, and during the spring Florida stint of the Weapons Tour, he begun to have episodes including shortness of breath. This lead to the cancellation of that string of shows before the frightening and shocking announcement that he would undergo open heart surgery. What begun as a temporary glitch wound Williams up in the hospital undergoing emergency aortic valve replacement surgery. This had been his first live tour schedule in over 6 years, and Williams obviously has no intension of letting it be his last. The tour has been acclaimed and received extremely well by fans and critics alike.

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Music Is Serious Business – Steve Martin Touring To Promote His First All-Music Album

Steve MartinThough more commonly known for his comedy style and witty stage banter, Steve Martin will be hitting the road this fall to promote a more serious album featuring his bluegrass banjo music. This album, entitled “The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo,” hit stores just a few months ago, on May 19th. This album was originally released as an Amazon.com exclusive on January 27th before being released in stores.

This self-taught musician has played the banjo since his early teens, and is well-known for combining his comedy and music together. Though he has previously released albums featuring this blended style, “The Crow” is going to be an all-music album – the first of its kind for Martin. He also made his music debut at Nashville, TN’s famous Grand Ole Opry earlier this year, on May 30th.

Steve Martin will be kicking his tour off on September 9th in Nashville, TN with a performance at the Grammy Salute to Country Music. The tour consists of just over 20 headline performances and special appearances, and finishes up on November 3rd at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA. This month-long tour will take Martin from coast to coast in the U.S., so fans on both sides of the continent will have a chance to attend one of these landmark performances.

Martin won’t be sticking strictly to stage concerts, however. In addition to his regular performances, he’s also featured as a musical act in several of the upcoming U.S. festivals. The most notable of these performances will be at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival on October 3rd in San Francisco, California.

Whether you’re a fan of Steve Martin, bluegrass banjo music, or both, this is one tour you won’t want to miss. Anyone that’s eager to be a part of Steve Martin history by attending his first-ever all-music concert can grab their Steve Martin tickets from StubPass.com.

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