I see a lot of people saying things such as
Nice work, Nick
Is the comma really needed? I'm not 100% sure because my spelling and grammar is not great, but I think it reads very strange.
Yes, it is. The name is technically an interjection and must be separated by commas. Whether it is at the beginning of the sentence or the end, it must be separated off.
Another reason is because commas save lives.
Here, we're having fried Mat wrapped in noodles for supper.
Here, we're having supper with Mat. It can make a large difference in the meaning.
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