New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 11 - Page 38

Comedy has always done well in Atlantic City and the biggest names in the business continue to headline casinos there each month. But comedy in a casino is one thing and comedy in an authentic comedy club is another. It’s edgier, it’s raw, it’s true. It’s the lifeblood of the industry. With the loss of the Comedy Stop, comedian Butch Bradley saw his opportunity to fulfill his dream of opening his own club. In its first few months, Butch Bradley’s Comedy Hideaway has quickly created a buzz in the city. Located at 151 South New York Avenue in an old speakeasy owned by Nucky Johnson, the club has brought in major headliners from around the country and its open mic has helped raise the quality of budding comics in a very short period of time. The club focuses on a few nights of the week for now. Tuesday is service industry night; there is an open mic on Thursday Watch Butch Bradley at Just for Laughs Comedy Festival NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 38