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Christopher Titus: Brody Johns
Date Of Birth: October 1st, 1966 City: Castro Valley, California
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 from. “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,” he says. Titus is that 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 Titus brought “Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding” to the Festival for a sold-out run at the prestigious Centaur Theatre.
Titus’ television stand-up includes two cable specials, “Norman Rockwell is Bleeding” for Showtime (2004) and “The 5th Annual End of the World Tour” for Comedy Central (2007), as well as regular appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” He has guest-hosted Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” “USO Comedy Tour” and “Friday Night Stand-Up,” “Good Day LA,” E!’s “Talk Soup” and VH1’s “Dashboard Dreams.”
Titus was the star, executive producer and co-creator of the hit sitcom “Titus,” a dark comedy based on “Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding,” which ran from 2000-2002. Time Magazine called him “brutal, hilarious and audacious,” while Newsday called him “TV’s most original comic voice since Seinfeld.” After it finished its run, Titus starred in a futuristic one-hour pilot entitled “Future Tense and Special Unit,” a pilot he created for Comedy Central as a new star vehicle for himself. He has had writer/producer deals with NBC/Universal, Showtime and Comedy Central. His original screenplay, “Five Seconds,” is currently in development with Mandalay.
“The 5th Annual End of the World Tour” was released on Comedy Central Records in March 2007. He also stars in the upcoming 3-D horror film “Scar” and the 2007 indie film “Remarkable Power.”
Titus is the founder of “The Insight Project,” a non-profit organization that raises money for children who have suffered abusive backgrounds.