Daniel Tosh Defends Gender-Bending Dance Troupe, Blasts Haters

prancingIf you’re not watching Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, you’re missing some of the most subversive post-gay TV on the airwaves. Comic-host Daniel Tosh, who is straight, loves him some queer underdogs — and the freakier the better. Yet to his credit Tosh treats everyone on his show equally — gently mocking and celebrating them simultaneously — regardless of their sexual orientation. This week he interviewed members of Prancing Elites, the gender-bending dance troupe which caused a ruckus while performing in a parade last December in their native Alabama when some spectators were “outraged and appalled” that their innocent children had been exposed to gay men dancing.

“Even Martin Luther King didn’t dare to dream a group of black crossdressers would be allowed to shimmy their way down Main Street in Alabama,” Tosh says before introducing the men. “Getting kicked out of a parade for being too gay is like being kicked out of a gay orgy for being too gay.” Testify!

Tosh gives the barely-clad guys a pep talk in the dressing room, with the encouraging words: “You’re upset because a parade in Mobile, Alabama didn’t like you? Boo hoo!” He learns to tuck, and admits he doesn’t want to live in a world that doesn’t accept the Prancing Elites. Neither do we.

Properly motivated, Tosh then takes the guys to Torrance, Calif. and interrupts some ball-playing “thugs” with a dance routine they won’t soon forget.


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  • SFHandyman

    You know it takes brave people out there on the fringe to pull the majority of us closer to the center. These guys are doing what they love. And I believe they are making the world safer and more accepting for most of us. Suddenly the gays who don’t do majorette routines in parades wearing hotpants seem boring and normal.

    They really can move. Their routines are razor sharp. With their skill and hard work they are probably winning fans in the Cheer and Dance Mom world, who would routinely dismiss a gay male dance group.

  • Tookietookie123

    Typical Alabama. What do they mean “this activity”? They’re dancing, not having gay sex in front of your children.

  • Fang

    Oh my god, that was SOOOO funny. Sometimes I hate Tosh.0, but after this video, I love him again!

  • Mezaien

    Send Alabama, to Russia. That is, so god ahahah.

  • B Damion

    I am screaming..screammmmmmmming lmao. This was too funny for words.
    @Fang…I couldn’t agree with you more regarding Tosh.

    awwww lolool..I can’t breath lol..lol…

  • Hillers

    These guys should have their own show. And damn, that Tosh is one hot slice. Apparently, the verdict is still out on whether he’s truly straight, FYI.

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  • IcarusD

    Loved it. Loved Daniel’s backstage interview. He would be fun to hang out with.

  • Vince Smetana

    These men are amazing.

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