Daniel Tosh is an American actor, comedian, executive producer, writer and television host known for making deliberate comic remarks that usually get some people outraged. Besides his ability to make epic jokes, an acting career that started in 2008 has also made him a people’s favourite. The multi-talented actor turned into a household name in 2001 when he appeared on Late Show With David Letterman.
A bonafide member of the American entertainment industry, Daniel Dwight Tosh is best known as a comedian and the host of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0. Remarkably, Tosh has been able to set himself apart with his controversial style of black comedy which is deliberately offensive. As much as there are people who don’t find it funny, it has made the man a star who has headlined several stand-up comedy tours and specials.
The Comedian Failed In His Attempt To Make A Living From Regular Jobs
Tosh was born in Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate in West Germany. He spent his early childhood in Titusville, Florida. The actor attended Astronaut High School and finished in 1993. He joined the University of Central Florida in 1996 where he received a degree in marketing.
Tosh took up different jobs, including working as a telemarketer at Central Florida Research Park. When he felt that the going was continuously getting tough, he relocated to Los Angeles. Although he believes that his choice to dabble into comedy was because of the time he spent in Florida, his decision to move has rewarded him well, financially.
As a telemarketer at Central Florida Research Park, Tosh made $15 an hour. As you will soon find, this is very insignificant compared to his earning power when his career in comedy took off.
Now His Tickets Go For As Much As $161.94
Not long after he graduated from college, Daniel Tosh started frequenting comedy club circuits. He was even featured in 1998 Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. However, he continued to struggle with making a decent earning from his comedy career until in 2001 when he performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. Opportunities flooded him thereafter as he landed gigs in popular programs like Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
He continued to appear on various shows like The Bob & Tom Show, Loveline, Kevin and Bean. Subsequently, he performed a 30-minute special on Comedy Central Presents and pulled off several other gigs with the channel, including hosting an episode of Live at Gotham and having his stand-up special titled Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious air on the channel.
It was only a matter of time before he started headlining stand-up comedy tours and specials. His first tour was the Tosh Tour Twenty Ten (2010), then came Tosh Tour On Ice the following year and Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve (2012). In 2013, he pulled off the Tosh Tour June Gloom and followed it up with 2015’s The Great Nor’easter Tour. According to Forbes, tickets for these shows have an average price of $161.94. As almost all of these are sold-out shows, it is apparent that Daniel Tosh has come a long way from the days he earned only $15 an hour.
Daniel Tosh Is Currently Worth $20 Million
Not only has he gained fame, but he also became a Comedy Central Staple and now has his own TV show, Tosh.0. Apart from his stand-up comedy tours and specials, Tosh’s other impressive accomplishments include featuring in multiple remarkable shows and films like Love Guru, and MTV’s Punk’d. He also captivated the audience when he appeared on Elevator produced by HBO’s Runawaybox.
Tosh’s career growth has reflected in his bank account. In 2013, Forbes named him among the top-earning comedians and estimated his annual income to be around $11 million. The comedian hasn’t taken any break since then so it’s only natural that he has continued to earn a great deal from his career.
In addition to the foregoing, Daniel has released a few comedy albums which have contributed to his wealth. He first released True Stories I Made Up in 2005 and then Completly Serious in 2007. This was followed by Happy Thoughts in 2011. The album peaked at the top of the US Billboard Top Comedy Albums. It also peaked at the 6th, 7th, and 28th positions on the US Billboard Top Independent Album, US Billboard Top Digital Album, and US Billboard 200, respectively. In all, his efforts have helped him to a wealth estimated at $20 million in 2020, a significant climb from the $16 million he was worth a few years ago.
The Comedian Enjoyed Teasing Fans About His Marital Status
Daniel Tosh on different occasions tried to make his fans believe he is married but without any convincing evidence to back up his claims. The first time he did it was in 2014 when he tweeted that his union with a mystery ballerina woman has changed his life wonderfully. Just as it gathered up numerous retweets, it raised many questions with some of his fans demanding more details. For some reason, Tosh brushed off the questions, sparking various rumours.
Some of the comedian’s fans became sarcastic about it and even suggested that “ballerina” is a code name for a different thing and that Tosh is just being his normal playful self. About three years later, Tosh pulled another stunt, tweeting about his wife. The tweet gave the impression that he was too busy to make follow-up tweets that night as his wife got her tragus pierced and the surgeon botched the placement. He added that he and the unknown woman were heading to urgent care.
In like manner, his fans requested that he share a photo to back up his claims that he has a wife. The comedian didn’t do that. While these went on, it was only known that Tosh had a model girlfriend, Megan Abrigo whom he started dating in 2009.
The two went to red carpets events together and were seen at Gansevoort South hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Apparently, their relationship fell apart but neither of the two spoke about the reason for their separation.
Meet His Wife Carly Hallam
It has been authenticated that the comedian is truly married. His wife is an actress who has also thrived as a writer. She has contributed to shows like Tosh.0 and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We can confirm that Tosh and Carly got married in 2016, precisely on the 15th of April. People didn’t know about this because the ceremony was a quiet and private one, it happened in Malibu, California.
Even after they officially became life partners, the marriage remained a secret until about two years later. It has also been uncovered that the two dated for almost three years before they got married.
Carly Hallam hails from Florida, she was born on the 14th of February in 1985. From what we gathered, she has been a writer since 2012 and, she is a member of the Writers Guild of America. As an actress, she has appeared in some episodes of Tosh.0. and you will find her in the 2010 independent comedy film titled New Low.