Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Addiction, recovery and a few good laughs

It sounds like a novel way to share one's story of addiction and recovery. The Comedy Addiction Tour is hitting the road, four men telling one story: "More is never enough."

Their recent debut was in New Orleans, where Mark Lundholm, Kurtis Matthews, Billy Robinson and Jesse Joyce told the audience about their own experiences with addiction and recovery. Their stories are sobering, but they poke fun at themselves.

You can check out a nine-minute YouTube clip at the tour's website.

What do you think? Is their comedy too irreverent? Are addiction and recovery too serious to be treated with humor?

Being able to laugh at yourself is a good thing. And it sounds like these guys have achieved a level of sanity and psychological health that make it possible for them to do just that.


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The Discovering Alcoholic said...

I am in favor of using humor to lessen the sting. Everything is easier to accept when you can laugh about it... no matter how hard it hurts to laugh!

The Discovering Alcoholic said...

And thank you for the blogroll honor- I have reciprocated not out of obligation, but out of respect for what you do. Keep it up!