Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:53

Comedy Best Bet: Daniel Tosh

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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Daniel Tosh
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids
June 7, 7 p.m.
$59.50, $75
devosperformancehall.com, (616) 742-6500

Boy howdy, are you ever in for the ride of your life if you venture out into the ticket line for a Daniel Tosh show. Love him or hate him, I guarantee you won't be bored by him – and that's a solid assertion, in our little topsy turvy world of revolving door, viral video talent. (Or perhaps "talent," as it were.) As head controller-master on Comedy Central's megahit "Tosh.0," this rude crude comedy dude has most recently courted controversy for threatening a heckling audience member with gang rape – a charge that was later blogged about, and which Tosh has dismissed as a joke gone awry. Still, pushing aside cringe factors for a bit, there's no denying Tosh's popularity and unique ability to command fan appreciation. If nothing else, he can certainly be praised for his media savvy. And there's something to be said for keeping your name up in the lights, and Tosh is practically his own walking, talking spotlight.

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