I noticed the freelice-ers have brought him up recently.
Personally, rape jokes leave me largely unphased and unoffended. However, I understand why they strike such a deep nerve with so many individuals, and I think that the fact that rape is a touchy subject, needs to be respected. (And honestly, what’s funny about rape? I mean, seriously).
However, I CANNOT STAND DANIEL TOSH. I find him excruciatingly unfunny. His general comic persona seems to be that of a puerile douchebag. He comes across as being that perpetually adolescent 30-something whose glaring ego-insecurity is thinly veiled by a crass and juvenile sense of humor. “Trying to be offensive” doesn’t equate to humor, at least not to me. I don’t find Tosh’s humor particularly incisive or insightful. It strikes me as little more than a series of attempts to offend people, which apparently is supposed to be funny. To each their own when it comes to humor, I guess.
(I’m referring to Tosh’s public/performance persona; I don’t know him personally, and for all I know he could be a nice guy offstage, but he wears the mask of a total dick when performing for an audience).
I try to understand that other people find his humor appealing, but personally he grates on me. I just cannot stand him. Like I said, he might be a nice enough guy “IRL”, but when I see him on TV, he almost makes me want to punch him in the face. For me, that’s kind of saying something.
But yeah, overall I just wanted to say to the world: I CANNOT STAND DANIEL TOSH’S COMEDY.