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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