Christopher Titus performs at The Improv

March 6, 2008 10:42:09 AM PST
Recognized as one of the greatest comedians working today, Christopher Titus is that most rare of comics in that he is innovative and fearless with any subject matter, and constantly pushes the envelope on the stage. 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 Centrals' "Live at Gotham," USO Comedy Tour and "Friday Night Stand-Up." Titus performed for President Bush at Ford's Theater in July 2007.

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, and earned him a Writer's Guild nomination. The show also received an Emmy nomination. 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 "Special Unit," a pilot he created for Comedy Central that was based on the "Shield," but with handicapped actors.

Most recently, Christopher Titus played the lead role of Brody in ABC's "Big Shots," a one hour drama that aired on Thursdays immediately after "Grey's Anatomy." He has had writer/producer deals with NBC/Universal, Showtime and Comedy Central. His original screenplay, Five Seconds, is currently in development with Mandalay. In 2006, Titus signed a four-album record deal with Comedy Central Records, and "The 5th Annual End of the World Tour" was released to rave reviews March 2007. "Norman Rockwell is Bleeding" will be released by Comedy Central Records in April of 2008.

Christopher Titus also stars in the upcoming 3-D horror film "Scar" and the 2007 indie film "Remarkable Power." Titus is the founder of The Insight Youth Project, a non-profit organization that raises money for children who have suffered abusive backgrounds.

Christopher Titus
The IMPROV
5 Woodfield Rd.
Schaumburg, IL
(inside the Woodfield Mall)
Friday - Sunday
847-240-2001
www.improv.com

Show Times:
Fri: 8:00PM and 10:15PM
Sat: 7:00PM and 9:15PM
Sun: 7:00PM


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