THE BOXED SET. SIX HOURS OF COMEDY. THE FIRST FOUR 90 MINUTE SPECIALS
Titus isn’t just trying to make you laugh, he isn’t just gunning for your pity, hell no, he’s trying to make statements. To that end, his shows are carefully structured—a routine early on sets up something later. In Neverlution, a hellish trip to the DMV (really, is there any other kind?) leads to multiple extended digressions, each with a particular purpose, each slowly making its way back to the DMV. It’s a testament to Titus that he crafts his shows with such care, and it’s also a testament to his respect for the audience—he takes it for granted that you’ll connect the dots in the right order. It doesn’t just result in great humor; it also results in great emotional payoffs, such as the end of The 5th Annual End of the World Tour, when the three disparate threads of 9/11, his dad’s death, and his stumbling attempts at parenthood all come together, and you realize that he’s been weaving a tapestry for the past 90 minutes.Christopher Titus: Get a Real Job, Numbnuts! is a damned good collection of comedy specials from one of the best comics in the game right now. If you watch this on your computer, all I have to say is keep a towel handy, ’cause you will spew your drink, and I’m not buying you a new keyboard, numbnuts.