When stand-up comedian Christopher Titus had his own sitcom on Fox in the early 2000s, you could count on two things: “Titus” might be incessantly dark, but the comedian would try to lead you to a sliver of light. Titus’ stand-up comedy performances — often based on dysfunctional-family themes inspired by his own life — take a similar approach. Moms and dads will discover plenty to laugh and cringe at during Titus’ latest tour, “Born with a Defect,” which examines parenting. “If you are a parent, you have kids — this show is 90 minutes of therapy,” he tells the Idaho Statesman.
8 p.m. Friday, April 8, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25-$45. TicketWeb. Opening: Rachel Bradley.