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51 Star Starred
UP Comedy Club
3rd Floor Pipers Alley 230 W. North Ave Chicago, IL 60614
312-662-4562
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We ate at Kamehachi before the show, just down Wells. The area is fun to walk before or after the show.
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Plenty of great dinner choices in the area- our favorite is Topo Gigio down the street
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1 review
9 stars
attended Mar 04 2012

Amazing Comedian and I got a front row seat!

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1 review
1 stars
attended Oct 25 2013

Christopher Titus was great! UP Comedy Club has a nice atmosphere and good drink service. I would suggest getting there early as seating was first come first serve. We got the first row off of the isle however the row behind us had almost no leg...continued

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1 stars
attended Mar 04 2012

The show was great. Titus premiered 2 brand new hours of what I believe to be his best material yet. He was even nice enough to stop and talk for a minute after the show. A+

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Description

Christopher Titus never lies. The truth can be painful, but the truth is really funny. Employing what he calls “hard funny,” Titus has released three ninety-minute albums in as many years. He has four one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central, including 2011’s Neverlution.

After years of experimentation with dark and personal storytelling, he debuted his first one-man show, Norman Rockwell is Bleeding, at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles. It was from this performance that the FOX sitcom Titus was born. Christopher Titus produced, co-wrote and starred in the show, and it earned him a Writer’s Guild nomination as well as an Emmy nomination. _Newsday _called him “TV’s most original voice since Seinfeld.”

Christopher Titus has the unique ability to turn dysfunctional family dynamics into a badge of honor. In Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding, Titus introduced us to his beer-guzzling, “slightly abusive” father and his manic-depressive mother. Titus’ second one-man show, The Fifth Annual End of the World Tour, was released in 2007 to rave reviews. In it he tackled the Iraq war, raising children in a post-911 world, racism, pedophilia and his father’s unconventional funeral. Titus’ third show, Love Is Evol, delved into tortured relationships, accusations of domestic violence, child custody and plastic surgery. Titus claims that “this show will either fix your relationship or destroy it, and either way, you’re welcome.”

Christopher Titus’ newest one-man show,_ Neverlution_, premiered July 3rd, 2011 on Comedy Central. Titus declares that it’s time to take our country back, namely from our overindulged children, corrupt politicians, prescription drugs and disconnective technology. “We used to be the best at Revolution. We were so badass, we had a Civil War. We fought ourselves.”

In addition to his one-man shows, Titus shone in 2007 as the lovable character Brody in the primetime ABC series Big Shots. He also had roles in the films Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Scar and Remarkable Power.

Inspired by the greats who wrote, directed, produced and performed, such as Woody Allen, Steve Martin and Bill Cosby, Titus has had deals with NBC, ABC, FOX and Comedy Central. He is currently converting the script for _Special Unit — a show that Titus describes as "_The Shield with handicapped people" — for film production in 2013.

Christopher Titus is raw, real and most of all, funny. His honesty about his own life gives a voice to the human experience of every person in the audience. To watch one of his shows is to know his world. Everyone walks out of a Christopher Titus show knowing him and loving him.

About the Ticket Supplier: UP Comedy Club, LLC

UP Comedy Club is a new hybrid performance venue with an eclectic blend of comedy.

In addition to a diverse slate of original programming, UP Comedy Club also features a full service kitchen and bar with a menu that includes Chicago favorites and Eli's Cheesecake. There is a no drink minimum.