Presentation Is Everything

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August 17, 2011

How can Tosh.0 beat Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert with mocking humor that’s often racist, homophobic and misogynistic?  Daniel Tosh’s explanation of his non-politically correct humor is “I’m not a misogynistic, homophobic or racist person… But I do find those jokes funny, so I say them.”

The truth is most of us feel exactly the same way yet we live in a politically correct world. Most radio personalities and comedians can’t pull off that kind of envelope pushing material. Why? It has to be crystal clear to people that you are joking and that you’ in no way are being serious or mean spirited.

Watch and listen to Tosh’s big genuine smile… on his face and more importantly in his voice.  It’s impossible not to like him and laugh at his humor in spite of his stereotyping.  To do edgy and sarcastic humor as a radio personality, you have to go the extra step to be sure a smile is clearly in your voice.  This has become a cliché but it’s truer than ever: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it!”



-written by Randy Lane


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