As Christopher Titus’ devastating—and devastatingly funny—one-man show Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding showed, few comics today share as much hurt and pain and still find hope and humor in life’s dysfunction. In Born With a Defect, Titus explores in new ways such darkly comedic subjects as mental illness, suicide, domestic abuse and parenthood. Psychosis can be hilarious, he says. “With the world moving as fast as it is, if we weren’t dysfunctional, we couldn’t function.” Think about it. 8 p.m. Saturday, February 27, $25-$45. Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street; (916) 476-3356, www.crestsacramento.com.