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Actor / EntertainerI'm comedian, podcaster, and wonder mom, Christina P.! AMA

Oct 18th 2017 by Mushypurples_ • 17 Questions • 657 Points

Hey Reddit, I'm here again!

After starting standup at 19, I wrote, starred, and produced my own television show TITUS from 2000-2002. After I pissed off the Network President and the show got canned I've done seven 90 minute comedy specials and I'm working on my eighth called Amerigeddon, which is touring now.

I also just finished my first feature film called Special Unit, a cop movie starring actors with real disabilities and my emotional ones. We used handicapped actors in a way that has never been done before, in a balls out comedy that is as if Mel Brooks made Lethal Weapon with retards. You can check out the movie below.

Special Unit:
Available Here
And on iTunes

No I have not heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise, and one more thing...catapults, no question.

My Proof: https://imgur.com/a/KLw0j
Tweet at me: https://twitter.com/titusnation
Instagram me: @TitusNation

Bring it!

EDIT: I need to jet people! Thanks so much for the questions and some of your hilarious responses. If I get some time later I'll come back and answer a few more! And guys, PLEASE see the movie, no bullshit you'll laugh your ass off. If you don't want to give the corporate overlords at Apple any money you can get it on my website Until we meet again Reddit!

Q:

hi there

A:

Huge Curb fan. What's your favorite Curb scene you've done? Mine is "Get in that ass, Larry."

Honorable Mention to "She didn't come upstairs because she was coming downstairs."


Q:

I just wanted to say how much I miss your show. It seems like after it was cancelled all television kind of went to hell. Any chance we'll ever get to see another sitcom from you?

A:

Of course. But only if she eats all her moose soup!


Q:

I love both!!! This car chair is a fuck machine!!!! LOL!!!

A:

Yeah, I was in charge of all of it and when I went away everything just sucked. Except for Breaking Bad. Honestly I am working on a new show for me and Billy Gardell and another one called "Devils Music." It's all a crap shoot though.


Q:

Mommy Tina!

Is LJ into older chicks? My daughter is 3 and they should totally hook up. She watched your special with us and now refers to her chest as mushy purples.

Stay high and tight!

A:

WTF is a-jak-a-lit??


Q:

Is there any you will ever come back to Montreal ?? I would love to see you live

A:

I really wish you wouldn't assume my son's gender identity or sexual preference. If you'll excuse me, I have to correct all the pronouns in his books to be "hen".


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One of my favs!!!!

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I love the festival I want to go back but Canada needs to have real money first. I love the monopoly aspect of it but it makes me uneasy.


Q:

Hi Mommy! Does it make your jeans low and loose to see Tommy Bunz trying to lay claim to your titles of Personality Champ, Water Champ, Hat Champ, etc.?

On a realer note, my Jeans and I were at the first taping of your High and Tight special and I was wondering about your take on the pooper lady. You think she was producing a girthy 3 or 4 and just got a bit of a clog and had to flush multiple times or what?

Edit: I hope you are enjoying your Just Glassin' shirt

A:

Hey JB,

Huge fan of you as Leon in Curb. I got two questions:

Do you see yourself becoming more like Larry or is Larry becoming more like you as time goes on?

What’s your ideal breakfast?


Q:

First off, I’m a big fan!

Your comedy has always been extremely personal in subject matter. This may seem like an obvious question, but has making light of those events in your life made things, for lack of a better word, easier to cope with and process?

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Oh Em Gee you were there?!? So, for those who don't know we had to hold taping for someone who flushed a toilet over and over. It interfered with sound. I wanted to keep the moment in the special but the audio wasn't good enough. I'd love to find this mystery pooper and ask them.


Q:

Leon is rubbing off on Larry... shrimp and grits!

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Yep, stopped me from killing a bunch of people in a KFC. ( I used to work there) Once I put all the pain and bull in joke form it became absurd, funny and easier to deal with. My family won't talk to me though... because I have shredded them. I understand.


Q:

Sup Jeans? Time for you to play "Would you rather?"

A. Dunk your head in a bathtub of puke for 5 seconds

B. Be retarded.

Love the podcast, love your work, keep 'em high and tight.

A:

Any funny stories from the set of Pootie Tang? I have to imagine working so close with Chris, Louis, Wanda, etc.. must have been ridiculous.


Q:

Hello Mr. Titus! What's the most rewarding thing about a career in comedy?

A:

I'D GO RETARDED ALL DAY YOU KNOW THIS!!!!!!!!!!


Q:

Crazy ass movie... Wanda was funny as shit!!!

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Bitches! Seriously from "Please welcome" To "Thank you goodnight" All the other stuff, travel, hotel beds that 30000 people have slept in and soiled, shitty food. It's all work but the heroin of laughter is the best.


Q:

Loved your Netflix special, Mommy. Your impressions of your Dad make laugh super hard, like fuckin rock.

Any chance you could write a script in the vein of ‘All in the Family’ where your dad is the Archie Bunker character, and you dress up as a man to play him? Louis CK could co-write.

Mommy Tommy can play Meathead.

You’re welcome.

A:

Outside of Larry, who on the show makes you laugh the most?


Q:

Bitches love heroin.

A:

Loonattica,

Can you call Louis CK and pitch this immediately?

Thank your liking my special. Hugz and fartz


Q:

Funkman!!!! He is amazing!!! Great guy. A lot of great stories too!!

A:

Word.


Q:

Hi Mommy Tina, I hope the jeans are high and tight today. You probably get this question a lot but how did you and T-Bunz meet? Ya'll have just about the best relationship I've ever seen in regards to compatibility and affection.

P.S. Congrats on your special!! Send my love to Tommy, Little Jeans, Top Dog, Charo, Blueban, and the dogs.

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Love your work JB, the combination of Leon and Larry is genius. Have you ever seen Larry get into a real life awkward situation?


Q:

Hey Chris! I got into your stand up early on when my dad would play your standup specials late at night. Your film Special Unit resonated with me; my brother has Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and has been wheelchair bound since elementary school. He doesn't let his disability get in the way and we always make sure to treat him equally. Even when he lays a sick burn on me that makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry.

My question is have there been any hecklers in your standup career that have truly rattled you?

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Hi HerrSprink,

Great question. T Bunz and I met when he was just a 23 year-old stud in front of a rock club called "The Cat Club" on Sunset Blvd. We were doing the same show and he claims I was very sassy to him. At the time I smoked cigarettes and was like "Oh hey, whatever." That's his version. I thought he was very handsome and sweet and liked that he seemed mature for his age. He's now 60 years old. Doesn't he look amazing?


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Yes indeed. Always. Especially at parties. He was the first one to arrive at my big birthday party. Too damn early!!! Hilarious! Then complained that I was late to my own party. SMDH!!!

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Glad you dug the movie. It was a ten year quest. Did your brother see it. He will pee himself. The only heckler I had a moment of fear was in Orlando when a dyde walked to the stage and we were yellng at each other and the bouncers were outside. My wife saw that and stood behind him with an empty wine bottle ready to crack him. Good times


Q:

Hey Mommy! First off, do you like big tits? Second of all, how has your water intake increased your daily quality of life? It seems to have helped with your personality.

Love the pomcast and your standup, both make me laugh my ass off. Thanks to the pomcast I am now a real man who takes 5 showers a day. Keep on keeping those jeans high and tight. You guys are doing good!!!!!

A:

How exaggerated is Larry's character? Is he at all like that off camera?


Q:

I just wanted to say thank you for making me hyper aware of my inner retard.

Question: Everyone I've introduced to your specials (Norman Rockwel is Bleeding, Love is Evol, Voice in My Head et al) absolutely loved them and asked me, "How come I have never heard of this guy?" Do you think it's an area you could work on, gain more visibility?

I just think it's weird that you have fantastic material and equally great delivery but you aren't as popular as you deserve to be.

I did buy your Right Amount of Wrong Collection recently and noticed it wasn't available on any of the big video distribution platforms (Google, Apple, Netflix etc.). Are you averse to working with or publishing your work with the big guys?

I'm from India btw and we did have Titus in syndication like 15 years ago.

A:

Hi Bluedreaming,

I actually don't like big tits. I have them and it's not as fun as people imagine. I'd prefer to have hungry tits if I could. Tom wants me to get them made bigger. FAT CHANCE, DUDE!


Q:

He's not that bad but interesting dude.

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"Visibility" is something that takes up time. I'd rather make comedy and hopefully the visibility will come. Thanks for the compliment though. I was a big fan of Prince and he took over all of his distribution and production. He didn't sell as many maybe, but made twice the money and the fans knew they were supporting him and not a monster conglomerate. I love that. I've also been reemed a couple times. I may write SLAVE on my face like he did.


Q:

Hey Mommy Tina,

I love when you have guests on your podcast "That's Deep Bro". Do you have any planned guests coming up soon we can look forward to?

A:

JB, you are the best on Curb!!!

Do you do any writing for the show or just acting? And/or how much of it is improv?


Q:

Titus given how everythign turned out with your ex-wife, do you l ever watch the old show and think god was I naieve?

Also given how many issues of yourwith your ex-wife mirror wat happened between your father and your mother, did that give you empathy and a closer relationship with your father? Did he see it coming and help you through it or just let you figure it out.

BTW. I loved your show. I wish there cold be a miniseries intersplicing clips of your old show with you talkign to yourself knowing what you know now.

A:

Thanks for listening. I'm working on a few, yes. Anyone you'd like to hear?


Q:

Always appreciation!!

Just acting... with curb though all the dialogue is improvised... so i guess its kinda like writing for your character!!

A:

No, I knew at the time but I was always trying to placate her. I've learned now that life is to short to be with a Life Vampire. My life has paralleled my Dad's in a bunch of ways. My kids even did the same thing to me I did to him. Great idea for a show. If I could tell myself what I know know when I was 12, I would be John Titor.


Q:

More Jenny Pentland please!

A:

Hi. What has your experience been like working with Larry David?


Q:

Been a fan of your standup and your show ever since I first saw it in 2012. I love doing a little bit of standup here and there, myself, and I was just wondering... how do you go about your writing/scripting process? Do you write the jokes first, then weave them together, or just kind of see where it goes, adding that big punch at the end (that's really my favorite part of every show)? Thanks for your time, keep up the good work!

A:

She's the best. Maybe next time when she's in town.


Q:

Amazing guy since we me at the audition!!!! I talk a lot of shit to him. He loves it!!!

A:

Go to Bert Kreishers Podcast. I did a whole thing on how I break down a real story from your life and turn it into a 12 minute bit. Every sentence is just a setup for a punchline...except for this one.

EDIT: Here it is - http://bertcast.com/?p=408


Q:

Hey mommy, who's you're all time favorite comedian, alive or dead?

A:

JB,
What was the hardest line in Curb to deliver with a straight face? Your delivery is hysterical. Cheers!


Q:

I notice a lot of comedians, yourself included, voicing strong opinions about Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and rape on twitter, but most comedians are mum on a certain fat ginger with a goatee whose harassment is an open secret.

Do you think it's hypocritical to be outraged over Weinstein but quiet about about a sexual predator inside your inner circles?

I'm not saying that you necessarily know about the man, but Tig Notaro is the only big name I see addressing the issue at all.

A:

Bill Hicks had it all - presence, truth, material


Q:

When I know Larry doesn't know what the hell I'm talking about!! That dude never heard of "Get in that Ass' in his life!!! Funniest face the first take Ive ever seen!!

A:

Usually it gets around if its a problem. I heard about Cosby when I started. Louie has been around forever and I never heard weirdness. Not questioning Tig, she's nothing but honest. It was just never talked about inside until lately. I still haven't heard but then again i'm a bit of a loner.


Q:

Hey Mommy! I caught your special on netfrix and Ihave to say, I was so excited and you did not disappoint! Do you feel like the wait was worth it & the timing was right to do it now? I feel like I had to wait 67 years for this but I think it was worth the wait. You killed it, Jean.

A:

Hey, JB! What’s the best curveball you’ve thrown at Larry and/or another cast member while improving and vice versa? Also, how do you keep yourself from laughing? Any tricks? Great job, as always, this season!


Q:

Did...you really pee on your dad's dead body?

Also, Fetus is a fantastic foil to you on the podcast. Love it.

A:

Hi Cocomeow,

The timing was perfect. It took having a baby and the throes of postpartum depression to write some real shit. For that I'm thankful. As my mother always said "Patience is a virtue and farts push the shit out." Thanks for watching the special.


Q:

I try and give Larry something new he didn't know about Leon every time we shoot. Gotta be the first episode this season when I slipped in that I did a porno constipated!!!

A:

NO, but my father really did say that was how he wanted to be buried.


Q:

Hi mommy!!

Since you are a big fan of the BRISTOL STOOL CHART! Will you ever come visit the holy city of Bristol England (or anywhere else in the country?)

Also, if given the chance would you go on the Great British Bake Off (The REAL name of the Great British Baking Show)!!

A:

Hey JB,

Who has been the easiest director to work with in your career?

Keep up the great work.


Q:

Are there any plans for a Killer Klowns From Outer Space sequel?

A:

I've BEEN TO BRISTOL In the 90's and I would LOVE to be on the Great British Bake Off! Please someone call Mary Berry. I've been practicing and there are no soggy bottoms in this house.


Q:

Camron Crow!! Did We Bought a Zoo!! He plays music to set the tone for scenes and communicates so well with what he needs from his actors.. Matt Damon was cool as shit too.

A:

I've been hearing about it for years but i died in that movie... so fuck em.


Q:

Hi how are you? What's your name? What's your pronoun?

I'm curious to know... how DO those big tits fart?

A:

"Look, I'm-a hum, I'm-a catch it in my hand and I throw this ommm in your mouth. OPEN YO MOUF!!!!"


Q:

Hey Titus! My question is how true to life was your show? Was it based on your life growing up at all? Do you hate to be called Titus?

A:

Today I'm feeling Zer. You?

My big tits are farting SO HARD RIGHT NOW!


Q:

Getting close!!!

A:

Almost every story on the show was based on a real story from my life. A few we manufactured and those have a ring of fake. I prefer Titus and will respond faster. Also Numbnuts...I miss my dad


Q:

How is your day going? Good morning poo?

A:

How often are you recognized in your everyday life? Do people yell Leon quotes at you?


Q:

Missed your show in Syracuse, NY at the Funny Bone! :(

Will you be coming back to the Central/Upstate New York area anytime soon? PLEASE COME BACK!

A:

Took a great girthy 5 thanks for asking!


Q:

All the time!! Happy people dig the character!!! Just hate when Im on a long flight to NY and some dude next to me in first is referring to me as Leon the whole damn flight.

A:

Going back in December unless the movie makes billions then I'm buying a plane and hiding out until Trump blows this bitch up. Then I will BE Mad Max


Q:

Hi Hitler! Few questions and a comment.

1) “OMG” or “Fuck! You guys are doing good?” 2) Is being the water champ and personality champ too much responsibility for one person? 3) Why haven’t you done a special until now? 4) No more using basset hounds as an insult please.

Thanks Jeans!

A:

We've all seen LD on screen but what's real life Larry like? He always seems to be playing a character in his shows and movies but what's he actually like - in the most raw, personal way?


Q:

Who is your favorite stand up comedian?

A:

Hello AlphaIota,

  1. In my head I hear "Oh Em Gee" 2. It isn't. Because I was born to be both. 3. Because I'm an idiot. 4. What breed of dog would you prefer I use? Thanks, Jean

Q:

Very nice guy... although I wouldn't recommend rolling up on him for a hug!!

A:

Carlin and Williams, also Pre-Serial rapist Cosby. I guess there is no Pre-serial rapist Cosby. Lets just say "before we knew."


Q:

Machines within, Machines within.

Why is this stuck in my head?

A:

hey man love your work bro what would you say the possibility is of you getting a spin off?


Q:

Is he the one who tormented the waitress? That is still one of my favorite stories.

She DID deserve it.

A:

DAMMIT! Now you got me on it!


Q:

How amazing would that be... only thing is there is a certain energy and chemistry that Larry and I have on set that cant be matched. Maybe it is what it is. Still would be fun to cross that bridge.

A:

Agreed.


Q:

I think I left his number in my other phone, so.... Not a problem- I’m sure he’s reading this anyway.

Hey Louis CK, this shit pitches itself- what say you get right on that and call Christina ASAP?

I think I’ve done enough to earn a Producer credit, no?

A:

Hey JB, thanks for doing this. What's the most common quote people like to yell at you when you get recognized? How often do you do stand up sets? Can you come to Tampa Improv soon?


Q:

If you were to make your TV show now, would you do it the same way, with the look of a traditional sitcom, or would you go for something more modern and/or experimental?

A:

Co-Creator, too. Call the lawyers


Q:

Most common is Thats how I Doozit, Get in that Ass and Bring the Ruckus!!

Always on the road. Tampa soon.

A:

I'd really always like to try to just be laugh out loud funny. If something crazy adds to that then hell yeaH. If it detracts, nope.


Q:

Hi mommy jeans, I just travelled to Budapest and miss the delicious food. Any chance I can get your recipe for chicken paprikash??

Edit: I know I can count on you as you are clearly the personality champ

A:

What has been the most challenging scene in curb for you to film? And by challenging it can be whatever be it struggling not to laugh or struggling for the right jokes in the moment


Q:

I always use Magdi's recipe. Check out her stuff on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnCK7jLMSpo

Her Hungarian recipes are fantastic! Good luck

A:

Oh Snap!! Sometimes I go too hard. Leon is a outspoken character. I don't ever want him to come off the wrong way and I always want his views to differ for Larry's but still be funny! So I guess its always a challenge.


Q:

Mommy Tina, I've always wondered this... what was it like meeting Top Dog for the first time? Did he mention his beloved bowel movements early on? Loved the special. You and Tommy Bunz are the fucking best!

A:

JB! As someone who discovered you on Curb but just found out you were on Def Comedy Jam. Do you have any real x rated stories form back in those days?


Q:

Top Dog is one of my favorite humans. He's so sweet and lovable. And I think yes, we discussed farts early on. That's kind of a prerequisite in the family.

A:

None that i can tell you online... those guys are still friends.


Q:

Hi mommy! Love the podcast and the special! Does Tom still ask you where everything is? You had me dying at that joke in your special. My husband will say it was "hiding in plain sight" and I have to correct him that it wasn't hiding, it was just in plain sight!

A:

How important was Def Comedy Jam to you and your contemporaries?


Q:

Since the shaming of that joke, he has stopped asking me where stuff is. Success! Shame is such a vital tool in a happy marriage. Everyone knows that. Great question.

A:

Very important. It was a amazing time for comedy as well as the edgy raw comedy and no one was excluded. Funny is funny!!


Q:

What is your favorite restaurant in the Los Angeles area to eat with Larry David?

A:

I Love Craig's on Melrose ave.


Q:

Huge Curb fan! JB what is your favorite episode that you wish you could have made an appearance in?

A:

Wish I was around with Crazy Eye. Amazing season!!


Q:

How was working with Tom Holland in that Audi commercial?

A:

That kid was amazing. Who wouldn't want to be a Marvel hero? I get along with British peeps.


Q:

JB! How's it going? My question for you is this: What is the biggest thing that you and "Leon" have in common?

A:

Going great!! The biggest thing... We are both chocolate. Honestly we are both outspoken we our own way. He's a bit more extreme. Im just aggressive in my business matters.