Daniel Tosh Hits the Road This Fall on a National Stand-Up Tour as COMEDY CENTRAL® Announces Tosh Tour Twenty Ten: A COMEDY CENTRAL Live Event With Tickets Going on Sale Thursday, June 17

Tour Info And Links To Purchase Tickets Available At www.jokes.com And www.danieltosh.com

Jun 14, 2010, 14:56 ET from COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate Communications

NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Redemption," 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 uber-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.  


DATE

CITY

VENUE




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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