Some Cool Highlights of the Addicts Comedy Tour Appearances in Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA
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 The Addicts Comedy Tour just got back from Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA.  It was a great show filled with recovery awesomeness that had the audience in stitches and filled with gratefulness.  To find out where the Addicts Comedy Tour will be appearing next just check out our Addicts Comedy Tour Calendar.  You can also purchase tickets on the links included.  If you're interested in booking the Addicts Comedy Tour for your own event, we'd love to hear from you: Book the Addicts Comedy Tour!

Without further delay, here are the video highlights!

The Addicts Comedy Tour Coming to a City Near You!
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Humor heals all wounds...eventually. Enjoy the deep laughs emanating from surviving life's darkest moments in this funny, poignant 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 and most in-demand recovery comedians Mark Lundholm and Kurtis Matthews finally tour together to share colorful stories about life, love, jail and rehab, and keep you laughing along the way. With over 50 years of recovery between them, these seasoned performers have a lot to share and laugh about. Don't miss this amazing show!

Mark Lundholm has performed in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. From world-renowned musicians, heads of state, Fortune 500 companies to rehabilitation centers and convicted felons, Mark has truly entertained on the world's stage. He's appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, A&E, CBS, and NBC. Mark wrote and performed his own one-man show off-Broadway in New York City reaching critical acclaim, and in his spare time created the now staple DVD series, Humor in Treatment and the Recovery Board Game. One thing is clear about Mark Lundholm - he's not slowing down anytime soon. With a brand new DVD series called Family in Treatment out, a soon-to-be-finished book and a television series in development, there are plenty more laughs coming from this revolutionary entertainer!

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.

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If Your Dreams are too Small then Give them to God. Recovery Comedian Rob Wilfong
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Rob Wilfong is a Cincinnati funnyman who has spent the last several years traveling throughout the Midwest working in bars, lodge shows, theaters, and clubs crafting a comedy act that is pleasantly different from anything in the comedy industry today. Rob’s act has been described as “hilariously vaudevillian-like“. High energy antics and quick hits are trademarks of this experienced character-based comic.

Recovery Comedy:  What were you like as a kid?

Rob Wilfong:  Freckles, buck-teeth, with a cowlick and an obsession with Bugs Bunny. I was an honorary member of the Partridge Family Fan Club. You probably didn’t need to know that.

Recovery Comedy:  What made you decide to become a stand-up comedian and how long have you been performing?

Rob Wilfong:  I would always watch late night talk shows if I knew there was a comedian on the show. Mom didn’t care much for that on a school night. Although I started doing stand-up in the military placing in several contests, I let life problems and alcoholism steer me away from my passion for years. I have been working in comedy for over 5 years now.

Recovery Comedy:  Were you performing stand-up comedy before you got into recovery?

Rob Wilfong:  Yes, but not professionally. I guess giving all those leads paid off……..saved me some serious money on Toastmasters. I have enough meetings to go to.

Recovery Comedy:  Does your comedy have a message and if so what is it?

Rob Wilfong:  I have no point to make any more. I’m just having a lot of fun with the audience. Life is good.

Recovery Comedy:  How would you describe your comedy style?

Rob Wilfong:  I’m ridiculous fun!! A character comic with high energy antics and quick hits that keep coming. I want you to feel much better than you did before the show.

Recovery Comedy:  Who are your comedy idols?

Rob Wilfong:  Robin Williams, Emo Philips, and Steven Wright.

Recovery Comedy:  Where does your inspiration for material come from?

Rob Wilfong:  I have learned to embrace my childish outlook on just about everything. It is my sole intent to out-stupid myself.

Recovery Comedy:  What is your joke writing process? 

Rob Wilfong:  I heckle the television. It’s incapable of resentment.
Recovery Comedy:  What is your kryptonite? 

Rob Wilfong:  Cheese fries…….it’s a real problem.

Recovery Comedy:  Is your family supportive of your comedy career?

Rob Wilfong:  My mom is very religious and has not come to a show. She’s very cool……..just not that way. I remember telling my dad I wanted to be a comedian when I was about ten years old. He said, “Just what the world needs…..”. I know that, if he was alive today, he would get a big kick out of what I’m doing.

Recovery Comedy:  Is comedy part of your healing process?

Rob Wilfong:  Very much so. For the longest time, I didn’t have a computer or barely left the house. I have grown tremendously. Gratitude.

Recovery Comedy:  What was your worst experience performing comedy?

Rob Wilfong:  Early on………every bit of…….…early on. I wasn’t very funny. This takes a ton of work and experience. For once, I am thankful to be obsessive.

Recovery Comedy:  What was your best experience performing comedy?

Rob Wilfong:  The answer is always the same. The last show I performed.

Recovery Comedy:  What is your favorite joke?

Rob Wilfong:  Told my friend I had to go to a funeral. He said, “Anyone you know?”
“No. I have season tickets, dummy.”

Recovery Comedy:  What is your comedy dream? 

Rob Wilfong:  I think way too small. I have given my dreams to God to play with me as he sees fit. He has big plans. I just love what I get to do.

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How to Overcome Stuttering to Become a Successful Recovery Comic! T-T-Tom Clark Interview
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Tom Clark has been called the “Mel Tillis of Stand-up Comedy." Like Mel, his slight stutter disappears when his comedic voices hit the stage. Tom has been in the spotlight for three decades. He's been a singer, dancer, actor, speaker and writer, but it is his love of performing stand-up comedy that keeps his heart light burning.

His stand up seeds were sown in the fields of sketch comedy in the early 80’s. The hats of writer, director and performer were shared by all members in “The Boffo Players” as TTTom and his fellow players toured clubs and colleges throughout New England.

After earning much needed experience, confidence, and a little money, TTTom went off on his own to the world of standup comedy in Boston. Those stages were, as they are now, a top-notch training ground. The demands for originality in humor, presence and voice allowed TTTom to hone those comedic skills that have taken him so far.

TTTom cut his road teeth on a grueling 28-day, 28-show tour as the opener for Bill Haley’s Comets. This summer southern tour opened the door for more concert shows. He has appeared on stage with such varied sounds as the country music of Tommy Cash, the Motown of The Temptations, the folk music of Livingston Taylor and the rock of Robert Palmer.

TTTom’s stand out stand-up career has allowed him to travel coast to coast and beyond. He has headlined in the sunshine of Florida, the plains of North Dakota, the tundra of Canada and the cruise ships of Europe.

TTTom has delighted television audiences nationwide on A&E’s “An Evening at the Improv." He has since launched a career as TV commercial spokesperson and actor.

TTTom’s experience, showmanship, and humor make him a comedic voice to be heard. He's a sure bet to bring entertainment value to your next event. 

Recovery Comedy:  What were you like as a kid? 

TTTom Clark:  As a kid….I am the last of 6 kids…kinda the text book craving for attention…always looking to make everyone laugh.  Laughter was huge in my house, but I still say I’m the least funny of my family ….they all are funny in their own way.

Recovery Comedy:  What made you decide to become a stand-up comedian and how long have you been performing?

TTTom Clark:  Even as a child as I said before laughter was huge…listened to comedy albums as a kid…knew the rhythms and beats of story telling and comic timing instinctually almost from family and a few grown ups who  were great story tellers…..then in Junior High one day we had a class with no teacher [the sub didn’t show] so the teacher across the hall said we were on our own as long as we were quiet…I proceeded to start telling a story about why I had bleach stains on my bellbottoms [yes I’m that old]….I “held court” for the entire period as I got laugh after laugh with my story…as the bell rang I moved to the door but stayed there as everyone walked out …all saying how funny I was and one girl saying, “you ought to be a comedian”...that’s when I knew what I wanted to do!
The sad part, in hindsight is, I didn’t really have the nerve to do it until I found alcohol!
Then when I did…I used it just enough to be somewhat successful.
I’ve been doing it for over 30 yrs now with a few breaks in between.

Recovery Comedy:  Were you performing stand-up comedy before you got into recovery?

TTTom Clark:  Yes, but I actually think the “club atmosphere” may have “sped up” my disease process...that’s my armchair diagnosis.

Recovery Comedy:  Does your comedy have a message and if so what is it? 

TTTom Clark:  Not really except most of my laughs are about me …so I guess you might say I’m saying don’t take yourself too seriously.

Recovery Comedy:  Who are your comedy idols? 

TTTom Clark:  As I kid I listened to parents albums; Bob Newhart, Smothers Brothers, Alan Sherman...then Bill Cosby and I bought all his albums…as I teen then got into George Carlin and Richard Pryor.  I’d say the last 2 are my idols….got to meet and chat with Carlin twice.

Recovery Comedy:  Where does your inspiration for material come from? 

TTTom Clark:  The world around me is really my inspiration and I now finally realize I’ve got a “weird way of looking at the world” as one audience/critic told me on a cruise ship one time...so I try to look at anything and find the humor in it!

Recovery Comedy:  What is your joke writing process?

TTTom Clark:  Its kinda scary but I really have NONE...when I’ve tried to be disciplined and sit and write nothing happens, so now I just listen and wait for it to come…so far its working.

Recovery Comedy:  What is your kryptonite? 

TTTom Clark:  Boredom or the opposite and too busy with life “chores” to have my antenna up or not open enough to hear/see the humor around me

Recovery Comedy:  Is your family supportive of your comedy career?

TTTom Clark:  Yes in the ways they know how…both my wife and our 17 yr old daughter occasionally come to shows…my daughter has the “theater bug” so we share critical notes…and share same twisted sense of humor that my wife sometimes doesn’t appreciate!

Recovery Comedy:  Is comedy part of your healing process? 

TTTom Clark:  I suppose so…if healing means I can now find humor in almost anything...but that’s not always a good thing…just ask my family!

Recovery Comedy:  What was your worst experience performing comedy? 

TTTom Clark:  2 come to mind…one opening for a band at a college, the band just had a top 10 hit and the students did not want to hear me!…the booed the entire time until I said I was wrapping things up then they cheered…the other was a Corporate Christmas where they all had their trophy wives and big cars and they ignored me…looking up a bit to shake their heads disapprovingly….Now I see both cases as having nothing to do with me…rather it was a bad idea to have any comic there at all!

Recovery Comedy:  What was your best experience performing comedy?

TTTom Clark:  Lots….opening for Temptations…opening for Rob Palmer but also the gig that got me those gigs opening for a black artist I didn’t know to a mostly black crowd…where the speakers went out but I didn’t know it cause I still had stage monitors…they finally got quiet and laughed a lot…and the promoter thought I had huge balls to just keep going so booked me for those other concerts!….also now my character comedy shows are getting REALLY good crowds!

Recovery Comedy:  What is your favorite joke?

TTTom Clark:  Of mine?  2 tuna fish story  Street joke?  Selling a duck to a deaf guy.

Recovery Comedy:  What is your comedy dream?

TTTom Clark:  To keep getting paid to do what I love…till I can’t do it anymore!

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What Happens When You Do Comedy on a Dare? Interview With Recovery Comedian Mike Pace
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Mike Pace has been doing stand-up since he had a mullet, a thrift store suit and a Datsun hatchback. Along the way he's lost the mullet, bought clothes from a real store and the Datsun is still running somewhere in a third world country.  One hundred pounds ago Mike started headlining all over America and he's still going strong.

Mike has had the great fortune to work with the top names in the music industry including Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Natalie Cole, Charo and the late great Lou Rawls. Michael has also shared the stage with such comedy legends as Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Ellen Degeneres and the late greats Rodney Dangerfield and Sam Kinison.

Mike has been honored to work for the United States Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy, Air Force and the Army. He has done corporate events for Anheuser Busch, Coca Cola. Apple, IBM, Nintendo and the NFL. You may have seen him on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm”, HBO's Aspen Comedy Art Festival and as an Emmy Nominee for his work on HBO's "Comic Relief".

He has been seen in commercials for the California Lottery, Anhueser Busch and Coca Cola. Mike has been a talk radio host and an improvisational actor and sketch artist. He is also a well-studied actor about to embark on a new career as a character actor.

Mike has performed stand-up comedy for the last 25 years with audiences instantly bonding to his unique comedy style. Come, see and enjoy an evening with Mike Pace. His act is a series of one minute, one act plays all enhanced by his ability to embody character after character.  He paints mental pictures that will burn in your brain for a life time.

Recovery Comedy:  What were you like as a kid?

Mike Pace:  I was a good Catholic Boy and class clown.  I was always looking for a laugh, always trying to get out of going to school and church and a good student ‘til I realized it was all B.S.

Recovery Comedy:  What made you decide to become a stand-up comedian and how long have you been performing?

Mike Pace:  30 Years performing.  I did it kind of on a dare.  They gave me $24 and I’ve been doing it ever since……. the money has not changed.

Recovery Comedy:  Were you performing stand-up comedy before you got into recovery?

Mike Pace:  I was sober when I first started.  Then I thought I could do things differently and then I came back.  I was on about a 3 year revolving door until I finally surrendered.

Recovery Comedy:  Does your comedy have a message and if so what is it?

Mike Pace:  I used to do political humor, then I realized the comedy club is the only place to get away from politics.  I look at it as sort of a sanctuary for not getting into that right now.  My comedy doesn’t have a message right now, but I’m working on it.  It must be subliminal.

Recovery Comedy:  Who are your comedy idols?

Mike Pace:  Johnny Carson, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Cheech and Chong, The Three Stooges, and The Marx Brothers.  Comedy should take a crap on tradition and BS.

Recovery Comedy:  Where does your inspiration for material come from?

Mike Pace:  Satire gets harder and harder as the world gets more ridiculous.  Reality should not be so ridiculous, but it is now, so it’s not as easy these days.

Recovery Comedy:  What is your joke writing process?

Mike Pace:  Write down a five word idea on a cocktail napkin or envelope and transfer it to a list.  Get on stage and play with the idea and then record and expand on it as time goes on.  Finally it
goes into an outline on the computer.

Recovery Comedy:  What is your kryptonite?

Mike Pace:  Alcohol

Recovery Comedy:  Is your family supportive of your comedy career?

Mike Pace:  Yes, very much so.  They know I have no other skills.  Plus it was destiny.

Recovery Comedy:  Is comedy part of your healing process?

Mike Pace:  It has certainly helped during my divorce and the hard times.

Recovery Comedy:  What was your worst experience performing comedy?

Mike Pace:  Usually en route to a gig or coming home.  Every time on stage is a learning experience.  Rejection and adulation are a mere hour apart.

Recovery Comedy:  What was your best experience performing comedy?

Mike Pace:  Iraq and Afghanistan for the troops.  To transport them back home and make them forget where they are for an hour.

Recovery Comedy:  What is your favorite joke?

Mike Pace:  A chief and his son are on a mesa overlooking a valley.  The son asks, “you have so many children.  How do you name all of them?  The chief says, “I come here and wait for something to happen.”  Just then a deer runs by.  “I would call my new son Running Deer”
Suddenly a cloud bursts with lightning.
“I would call my other son Thundercloud….. Why do you ask, Two Dogs Fucking?”

Recovery Comedy:  What is your comedy dream?

Mike Pace:  To perform quality comedy and be seen by millions.  To have a sitcom or a cop show and to make lots of $$$ and then open a club and train more people to perform quality comedy.  Then I would do a tour in war zones with a camera crew; a gritty and real film.  I would then build shelters for homeless vets.

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