Christopher Titus: Comedian bares it all, even the embarrassing stuff

August 3, 2018

Comedians all have their own style. When Christopher Titus does stand-up, it’s part rant, part confession, part therapy — but always funny.

Titus tackles subjects from relationships and families to the human race, in his shows. Most of all, he shares what it’s like to be Titus — a comedian who had his own television show on Fox, and who Newsday once called, “TV’s most original voice since Seinfeld.”

The comic will perform at The Stress Factory in Bridgeport on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17 and 18. You can get a feel for what he’s all about by viewing a few of his comedy shows, such as “Angry Pursuit of Happiness” or “Voice in My Head,” about every mistake he ever made, including what led to the cancellation of his TV series.

The ups and downs of his life, such as meeting Bruce Springsteen, being in love, having his heart ripped out, and going through a divorce, are just a few of the things that have inspired Titus’ comedy. Whether its personal experiences or terrorism and politics, he always speaks his mind.

In “Born With a Defect,” Titus tackles the subject of kids, and proves they really don’t care about us at all. He also gives parenting advice, if you can believe it. Though much of his comedy is dark, a great thing about Titus, is he’s a survivor.

The Stress Factory, 167 State St., Bridgeport. Friday and Saturday, Aug, 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $21. Must be 16 or older. Two item minimum. You must be checked in at least a half hour before show for priority seating. 203-576-4242, stressfactory.com