Comedians must be crafty to stay ahead of the curve. Whereas pop stars often drop hints, teasers, and other flotsam before a major release, comics tend to practice their routines under the cloak of extreme privacy. Or they’ll rehearse jokes in front of a sparse audience at hole-in-the-wall clubs. Daniel Tosh may have done both while rehearsing his newest routine.
Without a hint of foreshadowing, Tosh dropped an unannounced video release, in which he commits a shot-by-shot abomination of Selena Gomez‘s “Good For You” video. With the help of a “$pecial guest,” he puts his own spin upon Selena’s sultry new image. Tosh certainly has no problem letting his inner freak fly. He almost does too much of a good job while writhing in several settings, clad in the same skimpy robe and wet t-shirt.
One could take a moment to analyze Tosh’s motives here. Perhaps he’s feeding into the discomfort some people feel in watching a Disney star transform into an adult. Or maybe Tosh simply had nothing better to do with his time and resources but troll a pop star. He did tweet a feisty explanation for his actions: “why? because i know every word to the @selenagomez song ‘good for you’ and i have lots of money.”
Good for you, Tosh. Also, here’s the original Selena Gomez video for comparison’s sake.