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Recovery Comedy of Kurtis Matthews 

Stand Up Comedy Clubs are businesses and they have bills to pay. With that said, the Comedy Clubs generally rely on liquor sales to keep the business afloat with food and ticket sales being a smaller part of the overall profits. This usually isn't a problem unless you happen to be in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or any other 12 step Program. Being in AA means you aren't drinking anymore and that can also be true for NA, which can make it difficult to go out and enjoy an evening of Stand Up Comedy. Many times there is a server pushing two required drinks on to you and even if you aren't getting an alcoholic drink being around people who are drinking can make it tough for someone in recovery to enjoy some stand up comedy.

Recovery Comedy Presents Kurtis Matthews

A Recovery Comic

Check out the clean and sober entertainment of Kurtis Matthews at Recovery Comedy. Clean and sober comedy for your next AA, NA or other 12 Step related event!

Recovery Comedy

Clean and Sober Comedy

Recently with the growing acceptance of recovery oriented shows like "Intervention", "Celebrity Rehab" and most recently Comedy Central's own "Comics Anonymous" recovery audiences specifically are becoming a more recognized demographic. We are now starting to see comedy shows featuring Comedians who are in Recovery springing up all over the place. The comedians in these shows come from all backgrounds and various 12 step programs like the above mentioned AA, NA and even Al-anon, Codependents Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous and Gamblers Anymous just to name a few. The audiences enjoying these comedians are also in recovery and are able to enjoy comedians who can relate to them about overcoming the obstacles of addiction as well as laughing through the pain of addiction.

They say, "Comedy is Tragedy Plus Time" and in the case of recovery based comedy these comedians with some time under their belts of being clean and sober makes for a truly funny, amazing and unique show. Recovery Comedy isn't your usual dating and airplane food comedy and sometimes it doesn't paint a very pretty picture, but the sometimes gritty nature of this type of comedy makes for particularly enthralling recovery humor.

One such recovery comedian is Kurtis Matthews. In 1984, Kurtis Matthews began his stand-up career at the Improv in Hollywood. That same year, he also embarked upon his own journey in recovery from alcoholism after an automobile accident resulted in his second DUI and jail time. Touring alongside such renowned comedy veterans as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, he learned the joys of making people laugh as well as the challenges of staying sober while doing so. After twelve years of touring nationally and appearing on A & E's "Evening at the Improv," Kurtis took a five-year break to work in the software industry. Stand-up had never left his heart, though, and in 1999, he started the San Francisco Comedy College (SFCC), the nation's largest stand-up school. The SFCC has trained over 2,000 people to be funny, attracting scouts from HBO and the Late Show with David Letterman. Kurtis Matthews was most recently in "Celebrity Rehab" Season 2 and in the BBC Production "Find Me the Funny" Kurtis uses his struggles with infidelity, alcohol and drugs to enrich his material, Kurtis makes audiences laugh while inspiring them to be the best people they can be.

If you would like to find out more about recovery based comedy or to book a comedy show for your next AA, NA or other 12 Step Recovery Related Event contact Recovery Comedy today!


Hiring a Corporate Comedian

Ok, you've been given the task of hiring a comedian for your corporate party.  All eyes are on you and you want to deliver.  What to do now; search the internet?  Lurk in Comedy Clubs?  Look through the Yellow Pages (do people even do that anymore)? Why not turn the task over to an expert and sit back and relax.

How Can a Comedy Booking Company Help Me Book a Holiday Party?

Cutting Down on the Time and Stress of Finding the Right Comedian for a Holiday Party

Corporate Comedy is a great way to spice up your company's next holiday party.  A corporate comedian can do wonders to boost company morale, celebrate a corporate victory, or let your employees know just how much you appreciate them.  Having a comedian can also just be a great way to let your company blow off some steam.


Before you book your Corporate Comedian there are some things to consider. Your co-workers and personnel are the reason that you are throwing your company celebration, without them your business wouldn't be what it is today, therefore it is crucial that you examine who the audience will be and ensure that practically nothing in the chosen comedian's act will offend any person sitting in the crowd.

As the person given the task of arranging fun for your event, there is no good reason to risk working with a comedian that could offend your group. Regardless of what kind of occasion you're planning, you can't go wrong having a humorous comedian who makes their show clean. Some fundamentals to step away from are: profanity, religious beliefs, race and sex. A good rule of thumb is that if you shouldn't discuss it in your workplace you wouldn't want the comedian talking about it.


Making sure that your comedian has a good track record and has suitable material for your company party can seem like a daunting task. All the research involved with finding the right comedian can take many hours of research, which when compounded with work you already have, can leave you feeling like there aren't enough hours in the day.


A possible solution to getting through the hours of work involved in finding the right comedian for your corporation is by hiring a Comedy Booking Company. A reputable Comedy Booking Company will have a roster of comedians that they have thoroughly researched and work with on a regular basis. Based on your company's needs and demographics the Comedy Booking Company can provide a suitable comedian that will have your co-workers and personnel rolling in the aisles with laughter.

A Comedy Booking Company will assure you that the best comedian for your occasion will be provided without you feeling bogged down with fitting every step of the process in your schedule. There is no need to get in touch with hundreds of comedians individually and research all of them. You simply let the Comedy Booking Company know the important points and any relevant details about the event. You, in turn, must tune into the suggestions and ideas of the agent from the Comedy Booking Company. The agent will provide you with a comedian who will keep the audience engaged, laughing and enjoying themselves. An important thing to remember is that the best comedians can book their shows up to a year in advance so it is a good idea to start booking your corporate holiday party comedian as soon as you know the date of your event.
Things can get so dry in the corporate world these days, wouldn't it be nice to get the type of entertainment that will break the ice and yet go with the flow of your celebration?


Booking a comedian isn't an easy job, so be sure to use the services of a booking agency to guarantee the success of your event. The best corporate comedians aren't just on stage telling jokes; they have worked a long time at honing their craft to integrate important themes and messages into their routines that will lift your company's morale, creativity and productiveness. To sum up, save yourself a lot of time and effort by working with a Comedy Booking Company and sit back, laugh and enjoy the party.