Nick Pupo: Addicted

Comedy (storytelling)

  • Just the Tonic at The Mash House - Just the Bottle Room
  • 18:10
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Nick Pupo
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strong language/swearing, More information Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Comedian Nick Pupo explores his turbulent relationship with drugs with clever wit and dark sincerity. 14 years clean of opiates, Nick reflects on his past; choices he made, promises he broke. Is he a bad person? A bad friend? Does he deserve forgiveness? Addiction is a delicate subject, and Nick deftly tows the line between addiction and identity as he asks himself questions with equal parts hilarity and desperation. If he did drugs for years but quit on his own, does that make him a recovering addict? Or does that make him just a curious guy?

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  • Accessible entry: The main entrance is accessed either via an alley and some steps (appximately 20) from Cowgate or from an alley and steps down (approximately 15) from Guthrie St. Once in the venue, this space is accessed vias approximately 20 stairs
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
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Patrick Hastie 40 days ago

Nick Pupo's show Addicted is what every stand-up comedian wishes their pivot to a solo show could be. It's hilarious, raw, and beautiful. Every person mentioned feels like someone you know. Every situation described feels like a place you've been. Go see this show today.

Hannah C 42 days ago

What a wonderfully crafted, clever, moving and witty show. For a show to deliver such vulnerability, intensity and humour all together was incredible. I was captivated for the entire 60 minutes as we were brought on a journey through some very dark moments that were pieced together beautifully.
Amazing performer - great laughs peppered into a dark and moving story.

Adam La Faci 42 days ago

Nick is a masterful storyteller, I’ve never been so fully invested in an autobiographical story from a performer. His humor effortlessly interweaves with heavy topics. My only complaint is that this show isn’t a movie that I can bring home to show my friends.

Lisa 42 days ago

Nick delivers a strong performance about friendship, addiction, and forgiveness. I don’t want to give too much away as I highly recommend that folks go see this! Funny and poignant! Hilarious and heartfelt!
I loved the correlation between his annoyance of of someone sharing about their ever worsening addiction and then told a similar personal story. Just when you thought he might get clean…well you need to go see it. As someone who is clean and sober over 30 years my heart was moved. We all deserve some forgiveness.

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West End Best Friend (4/5 stars) 26 days ago

Insightful, candid and funny.

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

His tale is so absorbing and Pupo has such a natural wit, it’s almost Netflix special’-able.

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