Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Christopher Titus never fails to put the FUN in DysFUNctional

JD's quotes:

In the Christopher Titus Showtime Special Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding, Chris has fun talking about his dysfunctional upbringing in his dysfunctional family. Not only does he have time to make light of his mother being institutionalized and his father getting stopped for a DUI but he manages to slam The Rolling Stones and work in a Don Knotts reference. I think any comedian who gets Don Knotts into their routine deserves extra points, that's just the way I am. Don Knotts or any of his characters, Ralph Furley, Barney Fife, any of 'em. If they manage to play the Benny Hill theme song, that's an automatic ten of ten for me. I'm easy to please that way.

Here are some quotes from the appropriately titled Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding:

''My parents' divorce settlement involved a bar tab.''

''My first car was a 1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88. UGLY car. More ugly on this car than a Rolling Stones group photo.''

''Her and I had a fight Christmas Eve, watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer where I ended up calling the cops. Yeah, that earns me a white-trash black belt.''

''And my wife, who's about as devious as Don Knotts on sodium pentathol, grabs the phone out of my hand, looks at the phone, looks at me and goes SLAM! And I said ''Ahaaaa! Who's Randy?'' ''

Check out Chris in his show Titus as he brings out the humor in HIV testing: