Daniel Tosh To Begin Comedy Tour In Late September

Daniel Tosh To Begin Comedy Tour In Late September

Have you seen “The Soup?”

It’s a weekly E! Entertainment Television series that plays clips of talk and reality shows so the host, currently Joel McHale, can crack wise.

Just about every segment of the show is preceded by the phrase, “It’s now time for…” or “It’s time for this week’s…;” there’s an annoying laugh track to give the illusion of a live audience; and the host does a lot of mugging in an effort to increase comic tension (but it never works).

Nonetheless, it’s a genius format.

A half-hour show has 22 minutes of programming. After airing the clips, playing the various production elements, and rolling the credits producers only need to fill about six to seven minutes.

It’s the ultimate in laziness.

Not only that but it’s inexpensive to produce. You can pay a photogenic, out-of-work comic in cocaine and hookers. All you need for a set is a green screen. And since the clips are the funniest part of the show you can get by with cheap hacks for writers.

But that’s only half the reason why “The Soup” has spawned so many spinoffs. The other reason is the E! is owned by Comcast and the shows that have borrowed “The Soup” format belong to the cable provider’s family of networks: The Dish (Style Network), Sports Soup (Versus), Web Soup (G4), and Celebrity Soup (now defunct but aired in the U.K.).

Land of Punt thinks it would be funny to do a “Soup” style show featuring nothing but “The Soup” style shows. Instead of showing clips from worlds of pop culture, sports, or the internet our show would only use clips from the various “Soup” spin-offs. And then we would crack wise.

We could have a segments called “Worst Written Joke of the Week,” “Most Pathetic Mugging,” and “The Host Most Deserving of a Cinder Block to the Temple.”

We’d also point out the various segments written by interns because the real writers were out getting drunk and splitting a Bloomin’ Onion.

One of the shows that would most certainly be included in LOP’s “The Soup” style show would be Comedy Central’s Tosh.0.

By the way Comedy Central is not owned by Comcast. The double-C belongs to the Viacom stable of networks.

Tosh.0 is like Web Soup only with a stronger emphasis on comedy bits. The show has the luxury of focusing on comedy bits because it stars one of America’s top stand-up comics, Daniel Tosh.

After getting his big break in 2001 with an appearance on the Late Show with David Lettermen, Tosh began a successful relationship with Comedy Central. After a handful of stand-up specials, Tosh received his own weekly series, Tosh.0, in June of 2009.

Despite the runaway success of Tosh.0, the comedian has not abandoned his stand-up roots. Starting in late September, Tosh begins a comedy tour of the United States. The funny man plans on taking the stage in 60-cities although only 49 dates have been announced.

Tosh Tour Twenty Ten” begins Sept. 24 in Tucson, Arizona at the Tucson Music Hall. As of right now, it’s set to wrap Nov. 22 in Santa Rosa, California at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.

Tickets to see Daniel Tosh in concert start at $35. On his Web site, the comedian informs fans that if they venture to the box office they can avoid ticket fees.

Tosh’s site also mentions that if you order tickets over the phone, fees will be waived if you mention “Tosh.0″ to the operator.

September 24 – Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Music Hall
September 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
September 26 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Northern Arizona University
September 27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium
September 29 – Lubbock, TX @ Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
September 30 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre

October 1 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
October 2 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
October 3 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
October 4 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Rose State College
October 6 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
October 7 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
October 8 – New Orleans, LA @ Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
October 9 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Baton Rouge River Center
October 10 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
October 13 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
October 15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
October 16 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
October 17 – Tampa, FL @ David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
October 20 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre
October 21 – Roanoke, VA @ Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
October 22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
October 23 – Greensboro, NC @ War Memorial Auditorium
October 24 – Columbia, SC @ Koger Center for the Arts
October 26 – New Haven, CT @ Shubert Theater
October 27 – Amherst, MA @ Mullins Center
October 28 – Orono, ME Collins @ Center for the Arts
October 29 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Music Box
October 30 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
October 31 – Syracuse, NY @ Crouse – Hinds Theatre

November 1 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
November 2 – Easton, PA @ State Theatre Center for the Arts
November 3 – Richmond, VA @ Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage
November 4 – Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
November 5 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
November 6 – Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House
November 8 – Richmond, KY @ Brock Auditorium
November 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
November 10 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center Theater
November 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
November 12 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
November 13 – Minneapolis, MN @ The State Theatre
November 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
November 17 – Boise, ID @ Velma V. 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 Performing Arts
November 22 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

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