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Tosh.0: Deep V's (Blu-ray)

Comedy Central // 2010 // 345 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge Patrick Naugle // January 12th, 2013

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All Rise...

Judge Patrick Naugle prefers more high brow comedy, like MTV's Jackass.

Editor's Note

Our review of Tosh.0: Hoodies (Blu-ray), published July 28th, 2012, is also available.

The Charge

Reason number 4,182 why you should never post videos of yourself online.

The Case

Tosh.0: Deep V's features comedian/host Daniel Tosh mocking videos of everyday people doing everything from messing up (bike accidents, power tool mishaps) to acting creepy (a woman sexually dancing while her kids throw dollar bills at her) to just being who they are (a handicapped individual informing viewers about the weather). Daniel Tosh spends most of the episode making crudely constructed jokes at other's expense, and offering a "Web Redemption", e.g. meeting up with one of the video's creators and often giving them a chance to make right what initially went hilariously wrong in the video.

Comedy Central's Tosh.0 has become a huge hit for the network. It's essentially a comedian riffing on videos that already have maximum entertainment value. Daniel Tosh is a funny guy who, somehow, has been able to get away with sayings things that are so grossly offensive I'm surprised the show hasn't been yanked off the air yet. Tosh's venomous humor is aimed at everyone from female basketball players to Mexican babies to African Americans to the sadly disabled. Seriously, this guy has absolutely no mercy when it comes to mocking people in glorified YouTube videos.

I'm almost ashamed to admit that I laughed at much of Tosh's quips. Although he's often mean spirited and boarders on misogyny and racism, his comments are stingingly amusing in an "I can't believe he just said that!" kind of way. Well, some of the time. There are moments when his humor falls flat due to the people he's making fun of. During one video, a man with what are clearly horrible lumps all over his face and head is interviewed, prompting Tosh to rip him apart because of his facial features, which are clearly a birth deformity. That wasn't funny at all, just sad and depressing that he would stoop to that level. Making fun of teens as they skateboard down a railing and crash because of their own stupidity? Very funny. Mocking someone who clearly has a tragic health issue that wasn't of their own making? Not so much.

That's basically all this is: web videos and Tosh making fun of them. It's funny but rather repetitive and can become monotonous after a while; how many times can I see a guy get hit in the crotch before I want to change the channel? There are a few skits peppered across each episode (usually during the "Web Redemption" segments), but it's mostly giggling at other's idiocy, misfortune, or silliness. Tosh.0: Deep V's is amusing but only in small doses. Oh, and in case it's not clear: this is very much an "adults only" show.

Tosh.0: Deep V's is presented in 1.78:1/1080p high definition widescreen. There is hardly anything remarkable about this transfer; it's either Tosh standing in front of generic background with a video player next to him, or it's of the videos themselves (which are often of poor to mediocre quality). The soundtrack is presented Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround in English. There's audience participation in the form of clapping and hooting, along with some sparse surround sounds. Much like the video, this audio presentation is solid and adequate but hardly impressive. Also included on this disc are English subtitles.

Extra features on this two disc set include extra video clips ("Extended Redemption Interviews," "If Daniel Fought Celebrities: Extended," "The Uncut 24 Minute Human Centipede Spoiler").

The Verdict

Amusing (most of the time), but not for the easily offended.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 77

Perp Profile

Studio: Comedy Central
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Non-Anamorphic (1080p)
Audio Formats:
• TrueHD 5.1 Surround (English)
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Subtitles:
• English
Running Time: 345 Minutes
Release Year: 2010
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres:
• Blu-ray
• Comedy
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• Bonus Clips

Accomplices

• IMDb
• Official Site








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