Daniel Dwight Tosh (born May 29, 1975) is an American stand-up comedian and host of the Comedy Central television show,
Tosh was born in Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany but grew up in Titusville, Florida, the son of a preacher. He has one brother and two sisters. After graduating from Astronaut High School in 1993, Tosh attended the University of Central Florida, graduating in December 1996 with a degree in marketing. Among his first jobs was a telemarketer at Central Florida Research Park. He said later, "Hey, $15 an hour to annoy people! I really was not preparing myself for the future at all. I had interviews lined up. I sat through one real interview, and I was like ‘I wouldn’t hire me.’ I left halfway through the orientation. That’s the closest thing I ever got to a real job." Tosh moved to Los Angeles. He attributes his decision to work in comedy to having been raised in Florida, which he considers "flat, hot, and dumb." Tosh has stated that he suffers from social anxiety. He is an avid Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes fan.