Sunday September 21, 2008 / 8:00pmComedian Christopher Titus
How was your experience?
Funny show...and any almost any live comedy show is worth the while. They're either funny, or fun to watch the train wreck... But. Titus' schtick about his miserable parents and white trash upbringing seemed a little worn this time around. It's a slightly different re-telling of the same material. I almost expected Stacey Keach to join him on stage. And it loses credibility. I just wasn't buying his miserable history anymore. It's like eminem rapping about his poverty or Trent Reznor going on about his deep internal pain...well after they've made it big. Without the authenticity, the punchlines didn't punch. And Cobb's is apparently one of the better comedy joints in the country, but really, what is with the archaic arrested development of comedy clubs? The two drink minimum rule, enforced on an overpriced, terrible selection of beer, wine & spirits? Are comedy club patrons really such awful customers that clubs are forced to preside over them in such a way? Couldn't a comedy club be a full nightlife experience with a great beer & wine list, great spirits, great food...a whole vibe that makes you want to come early then party after the show? I'll keep seeing comedy shows...but sometimes the comedian and the club need to reinvent themselves, and freshen up the experience.