Photo courtesy of The Real Christopher Titus Facebook page.
Just another bitch on a donut run.
Not just a punchline, but the concept of ‘just a bitch on a donut run’ is one of comedian Christopher Titus’s new bits with his new tour and comedy special, the Angry Pursuit of Happiness.
The beau and I had a chance to see him last night at the Neptune Theater in Seattle, WA, and it was quite an experience. Titus’s specials have certainly evolved over the years; his original special, Norman Rockwell is Bleeding, was a comedy of errors, telling the story of his life (while emphasizing the overall theme from the cult classic TV series, Titus). Following Norman Rockwell was Love is Evol, a personal story of divorce and love after heartbreak, and then Voice in My Head, another stand-up special dedicated to fuck-ups, failures, and feeble attempts to get ahead in life.
However, the Angry Pursuit of Happiness takes a different turn. Rather than taking on the challenges of raising kids (such as his special, 5th Annual End of the World Tour), Titus takes a different route in approaching the world as a whole, while offering a less-than-subtle way for the audiences to ‘find their bliss.’
Granted, it’s still Christopher Titus, so there’s still zany voices, horrible stories involving family members with drugs, alcohol and syringes of you-really-don’t-want-to-know, and angry rants about the inconveniences of Starbucks barristas ruining your morning coffee.
It’s dramatically different from previous shows, as it definitely feels less personal (even though it’s full of personal stories), but is more engaging for the audience. The Angry Pursuit of Happiness is not just a two hour show that leaves you laughing on your way home, but leaves you thinking about your own life choices, and if you really want to be just another bitch on a donut run.