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Humor heals all wounds…eventually. Enjoy the deep laughs emanating from surviving life’s darkest moments in this funny, poignant stand-up comedy show about the journey back to sanity. The Addicts’ Comedy Tour is a stand-up show about overcoming life challenges with laughter and strength. Drawing upon their shared friendship and experiences around often persistent addictions, nationally headlining in-demand comedians Kurtis Matthews and Andy Gold tour together to share colorful stories about life, love, jail, rehab and recovery, and keep you laughing along the way.
Kurtis Matthews has toured nationally and internationally since 1984. That same year, he also embarked upon his own journey of recovery from alcoholism and drug abuse after an automobile accident resulted in his second DUI and jail time. Since 84, he’s starred in the BBCs ‘Find me the Funny’ and appeared on A and E, VH1 and a number of other TV and radio shows. Aside from the tour, he performs in multiple anonymous recovery conventions, rehabs and private fundraisers each year. In 1999, he founded the San Francisco Comedy College (SFCC), which has become the most attended stand-up comedy school in America.
Andy draws humor from all parts of his life, especially from the nearly 10 years he spent in active heroin addiction. Andy began his comedy career just six months after a (temporally) fatal overdose prompted Andy’s family to intervene and convince him to go to treatment.
A favorite at treatment centers and in recovery groups, Andy has appeared in festivals and competitions all over the country, including the Boston Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and Comcast’s Trial by Laughter Comedy Festival. Andy has appeared on Hulu and Audible’s Punchlines. In 2018, Andy made his national radio debut on Kevin Hart’s Laugh out Loud network on SiriusXM. A prolific writer, Andy’s material runs the gamut from addiction, jail, rehab, family, dating, and recovery, and it’s all tied together by one thing and one thing only: really big laughs.