Daniel Tosh has won several votes of confidence from Comedy Central: The channel has ordered a second season of his “Tosh.0,” and he will shoot a one-hour stand-up special.

The second season of “Tosh.0″ starts Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 p.m.

Twenty-five episodes were ordered – Comedy Central’s largest single-season order ever for a weekly series.

Tosh grew up in Titusville and graduated from the University of Central Florida. In “Tosh.0,” he mixes Internet clips and a comedy style he has called “casual and unprofessional.”

Earlier this year, Tosh acknowledged he had a lousy record of shooting a dozen failed pilots, most of which he called awful. This time is different, though.

“They’re letting me tell the jokes I want,” Tosh said then of Comedy Central. “They’re not being overly controlling.”

Comedy Central said the stand-up special will be subsequently released with extended material on DVD and CD.

Congratulations to Daniel. His holiday presents arrived early this year.

Source: Orlando Sentinel, by Hal Boedeker on December, 16 2009 2:21 PM