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Kimmel Center Presents in Association with AEG

Russell Brand's Recovery Live!

May 29, 2020
7:30 PM

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This performance has been impacted by the city's stay-at-home ordinance. Ticket holders will be emailed about the status of their performance as details are confirmed. Please view our FAQ for further information.



Building on the momentum generated by the genre-defining Brene Brown’s Call to Courage and Tony Robbins’ I Am Not Your Guru comes Russell Brand’s Recovery Live.

World-renowned stand-up comedian, Russell Brand, has twenty years’ experience as a live stage performer and multiple successful specials already to his name, including the 2018 Netflix original, Re:Birth. In Recovery Live, he brings to life his inspired, irreverent, and modernized interpretation of the 12-step program. Russell boldly shares his own story, both lurid and redemptive, in a special performance that is equal parts stand-up and modern tent revival.

Russell addresses all forms of addiction – both the obvious and insidious. The genius of his program is that it is relevant to everyone – not just those that see themselves as addicts. Profane and profound. Irrepressible bad boy and empathic healer. Occasionally disturbing and always fascinating. The conundrum is that Russell Brand is highly addictive

In this uplifting one-man show, Russell introduces audiences to The Steps. He utilizes practical examples of the techniques in action – all illuminated by frank and hilarious personal anecdotes drawn from his own experience. Recovery Live is a funny, heartfelt and engaging exploration of a life philosophy that could change individuals and the world.


High Watch Recovery Center has an 80-year history of healing that is deeply rooted in the Twelve Steps. Founded by Bill Wilson, Marty Mann and other early AA pioneers, High Watch and its family of staff and alumni are a major driver of successful recovery in the Northeastern United States and across the entire nation.


Recovery Live VIP Experience Tickets include: 

Premium Seating 
VIP's will be guaranteed the best seats in the house 

Exclusive access to a 45-minute Recovery workshop.
Meet with Russell in an intimate post-show experience to have your Recovery questions answered in detail (takes place immediately after the Recovery Live show: starts at 9:15pm) 

A Special 3-day meditation course:
Russell offers guided meditation and meditation instruction in this online course available for free to Premium ticket holders. (Ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners alike). 

Merriam Theater

250 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Age 16+


*Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the show


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