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Burning Tree and Recovery Comedy

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 new 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 recovery comedians Kurtis Matthews and Andy Gold tour together to share colorful stories about life, love, jail and rehab, and keep you laughing along the way. With over 41 years of continuous recovery between them, these seasoned performers have a lot to share and laugh about. 

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Kurtis Matthews has toured nationally and internationally since 1984. He starred in the BBCs 'Find me the Funny' and has appeared on A and E and VH1. Currently, he performs in multiple NA, AA conventions, Rehabs and private fundraisers every year. In 1999, he founded the San Francisco Comedy College (SFCC), which has become the largest stand-up school in America.  Over the past fifteen years, the SFCC has cultivated new comedians who have revitalized the local comedy market and have won a majority of comedy competitions in the Bay Area.

The Addicts Comedy Tour since 2015 has appeared at the Funny Bone Chain in Columbus, Omaha, Dayton, Des Moines, Syracuse, Albany, Hartford, Richmond, Virginia Beach at the Improv chain in Tampa, West Palm, Denver, Kansas City, Brea at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy in Minneapolis, Phoenix at Laffs Comedy  Tucson, Wiseguys Salt Lake City, State Theater Portland, Jokers Richland Wa, Hyenas Dallas, Joke Joint Showcase Houston, Mortys Indianapolis and numerous private fundraisers, conventions and theatres throughout America. The goal is to keep touring until we entertain every comedy fan and everyone in recovery all over the earth!


Interview with DR Drew April 2016

Addicts Comedy Tour Sept 2016

No Cal Recap

Addicts Comedy Tour July 2016

Texas Recap

Addicts Comedy Tour April 2016

Southern California and Arizona Recap

Addicts Comedy Tour April 2016

Oregon and Washington Recap

Addicts Comedy Tour March 2016

Boston, NY and CT Recap

Addicts Comedy Tour Feb 2016

Indiana and Ohio Recap

Addicts Comedy Tour Jan 2016

Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota Recap

Addicts Comedy Nov 2015

Private Show for Blair Drug and Alcohol Programs in Altoona PA

Addicts Comedy Sept 2015

Private Show for the RASE project in Harrisburg PA

Addicts Comedy - The Origin of the tour!


Kurtis Matthews talks Addiction, Recovery and Comedy 5/17 

Comedians Find the Humor in Addiction 11/1/16

NBC 24 Toledo 11/1/16

Great Day Houston TV

Recovering Addicts Use Comedy and Personal Stories To Connect

Confessional Comedy Comes to Dallas 6/24/16

This Life Podcast with Dr Drew and Bob Forrest 5/28/16

Comedy schools radio Phoenix 4/21/16

Variety Topics - Blog Talk Radio 4/2/16

Healing the Soul with the Funny Bone 3/1/16

Addicts Comedy Tour: Something to laugh about  2/29/16

Recovery Comedians find humor in addiction 2/16/16

Mark Lundholm uses Humor to fight addiction 1/27/16


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If you are interested in having us at your event we are happy to work with you! We work facilities, banquet halls, private parties and anonymous type conventions. Our all inclusive rate for the comedians and crew for travel, lodging plus A/V is between 6 to 10 K per night (multiple shows) depending on the night and what part of the country we are traveling from. Contact us here or at and we can start talking! 

* Service (ESH) work for an anonymous group or jail/prison is free if we are near your town, invited and have time. If you are a for profit or non-profit facility, we will do business in turn with you. Comedy production or workshops at your facility are time intensive with cost associated. Be clear with your requests for service or bookings!

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