Christopher Titus



Christopher Titus (born March 10, 1966 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American comedian and actor. He grew up in Newark, California. Titus came to national attention with the eponymous FOX show Titus. He is also a successful stand-up comedian whose act revolves around his dysfunctional family and shocking life experiences. Titus has been performing stand up comedy since he was 18.

Christopher Titus jokes about things most comics would find impossible to make funny. Custody battles, insanity, family suicides, heart attacks, and fist fighting his father are all topics to be confronted, not hidden. "I think our collective psychosis is hilarious. With the world moving as fast as it is, if we weren't dysfunctional, we couldn't function," says Titus. Christopher is the most rare of comics in that his material is edgy and pushes the envelope, but still accessible and meaningful to the common audience.

After years of experimentation with dark and personal storytelling, he debuted his one-man show "Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding" at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles. The packed house gave him a standing ovation. Already a standout at the 1996, 1997 and 1999 Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, in 2000 Christopher brought Norman Rockwell to the Festival for a sold-out run at the prestigious Centaur Theatre.

His new special, "The 5th Annual End of the World Tour", premiered on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 18th, 2007 at 10:00pm EDT.

Quotes:

"Our president is a big Texas oil man and we're paying $3 a gallon? We're fucking retarded."

"Mad Cow Disease? I gotta be afraid of fucking cows now? And Canadian cows, I feel like such a pussy."

"And you know, like him or hate him, Bush has had the toughest presidency since Lincoln. This man has to open the newspaper every day and scream FUCK!"

Christopher's stand-up television appearances include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and Comedy Central's "Premium Blend". He has also hosted Fox's Good Day Live, VH1's Dashboard Dreams and Comedy Central's USO Comedy Tour.

A trained and serious actor, his television guest appearances include UPN's "Twilight Zone", CBS's "Yes, Dear", Fox's 21 "Jump Street", "Damon" and "Beyond Belief", NBC's "Jenny", and ABC's "Lois & Clark". His film credits include co-starring roles in the nuclear submarine thriller "Crash Dive" and the cult classic "Killer Klowns From Outer Space".

He has been a frequent panelist on The Tonight Show, Politically Incorrect and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. Christopher was the star, executive producer and co-creator of the Fox hit sitcom "Titus", a dark comedy based on"Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding", which ran from 2000-2002. Time called "Titus" "brutal, hilarious and audacious," while Newsday called him "T.V's most original comic voice since Seinfeld."

After "Titus" finished its run, Christopher starred in a futuristic one-hour pilot for NBC called "Future Tense", and has had writing/producing deals with NBC, Sony, and Showtime. He recently shot "Special Unit", a pilot he created for Comedy Central as a new star vehicle for himself, however it failed to make much headway. Titus described the show as The Shield, with midgets.

Titus is also the founder of The Insight Project, a non-profit organization that raises money for children who have suffered abusive backgrounds.

* In 1991, Titus married his wife, Erin. They filed for divorce in June 2006 citing irreconcilable differences. They have two children.

* In 2004, Titus' stand-up comedy act, Norman Rockwell is Bleeding, was filmed and aired on Showtime. In January of 2006, it was re-aired on Comedy Central, during both prime time and during their Secret Stash lineup.

* In November 2006, Titus toured Iraq doing stand-up comedy for the troops.

* Titus owns a 1956 Chevy Bel-Air Convertible (originally a 2-door sedan) that was hot rodded by Chip Foose.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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