Daniel Tosh’s Big Gamble Raises 50K for Friend’s Brain Tumor
Comedian Daniel Tosh has been known to stir the pot of controversy from time to time as host of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0. However, he used his platform for a bit of good this week, leveraging his celebrity to help raise money for his friend and fellow comic Andy Ritchie, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
“If you want to help him out, please donate anything you can to his GoFundMe page, and I encourage you to. Five dollars, ten dollars, anything,” Tosh told the crowd. For the comedic angle of the story, Tosh weighed in on gambling the already-raised $25,000 on last night’s Miami Dolphins/New England Patriots game in the hopes of doubling the amount of money that goes to Ritchie’s treatment.
Tosh — an avid Dolphins fan — bet against his favorite team for the purposes of Thursday’s night game. “Now you degenerates will notice that I did not bet on the Dolphins. That’s gambling 101 — never bet with your heart, it’s bad luck. But I only bet on the Pats to cover the first half spread. This is a ‘can’t lose’.”
In other words, the bet that Tosh laid at The Mirage in Las Vegas would win only if the Patriots held at least a 3.5 point lead at halftime of last night’s game. As fate would have it, the Tom Brady-led squad ended the first half with a defining 19-0 lead. They would go on to win the game easily, 36-7.
Tosh took to Twitter last night to confirm his win:
— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) October 30, 2015
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