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Joshing With Tosh

Florida funnyman can't tell a joke without lying.


Daniel Tosh is the first to admit that his stand-up comedy routines contain not a grain of truth. His daily mantra: If you want to get ahead in life, start lying. "There's no reason to ever tell the truth," says Tosh, who's in town for a six-show stretch through Sunday. "I don't give a shit. My friend says, 'Can you pick me up from the airport?' I say, 'Yeah, I'd love to.' I don't show up. Is he not going to be my friend over that? Then he wasn't a friend to begin with." Tosh learned how to "make stuff up" as a marketing major at the University of Central Florida. Once he started fine-tuning jokes with solid punch lines, he figured he could make a decent living without holding down a 9-to-5 job. "My diploma looks wonderful in a box," says Tosh, who did a special for Comedy Central last summer. "I have a degree in marketing, which comes into play when I'm trying to sell my soul." Showtime is at 8 tonight, 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Hilarities, 2035 East Fourth Street. Tickets are $18 to $25. Call 216-241-7425 or visit
Thu., Feb. 7, 8 p.m.; Feb. 8-9, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., 2008

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