I think by far the best summary of why Tosh is unfunny and obviously a privileged asshole is in this post, “How to make a rape joke“. And from there I learned that there is a petition you can sign to get him booted off Comedy Central. Here’s the petition’s argument, which I fully support :
Daniel Tosh, offensive jokester extraordinaire, crossed the line a few days ago in a comedy club. During a skit in which he made jokes about rape, a young woman stood up in protest of the offensive jokes. In response, Daniel Tosh “joked” about how “funny” it would be if she were to be raped by “like five guys” right then. His jokes continued and the laughter in the club grew so loud that the young woman had to flee in fear.
This takes offensive joking to the next level. Tosh did not simply make jokes about rape, which is bad enough as it is, but he used his jokes in a threatening way that a young woman ran away to maintain her safety. He used his jokes to silence a person who was concerned with the nature of them.
Yes, there are possibly rare funny instances of rape jokes. If the person telling them is the butt of the joke. And even then, great sensitivity has to be exercised at all times. It might just be better to find some other topic to joke about, if you ask me. But Tosh did not actually joke, he threatened, triggered, intimidated. It’s inexcusable. I hope he learns something out of this.