Ask any comedian out there and they’ll tell you that comedy and pain go hand in hand. Although the industry has lost many talented performers to their addictions, using their craft to recover from that sorrow is something many comedians have successfully done – from Marc Maron to Mike DeStefano to Jason Mewes.
Stand-up comedians Kurtis Matthews and Andy Gold know what it’s like to overcome life’s challenges through humor. They’ll share their stories about addiction, rehab and recovery on stage in San Antonio for the first time ever Tuesday evening. Matthews has been sober for more than 30 years. He hit rock bottom when he almost died in a drunken car accident at the age of 22. Gold’s life, too, was almost cut short after a failed suicide attempt. He has been off heroin for five years. While it might not sound like material for a fun-filled night, Matthews and Gold have a lot to laugh about.
“The more honest we are, the more fans we gather and the more people recognize themselves in our humor,” Matthews said in a past interview. “And hopefully it helps them heal.”
$20, Tue Aug 21, 8:30pm, Improv Comedy Club, 849 E. Commerce St., (210) 229-1420, rivercentercomedyclub.com.
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