New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 11 - Page 39

night; and the main shows are on Friday and Saturday nights. But if the club wanted to, it could technically be open around the clock and never stop serving drinks. In fact, Bradley is toying with the idea of a 1am late show on Saturday nights, reminiscent of the town’s glory days. “We’re the only comedy club in the whole country that can stay open 24 hours,” said Bradley. “People will say, ‘what about Vegas?’ No, if you’re in a casino you have to do what the casino says. They don’t want you to stay in the club, they want you to head into the casino. We can stay open 24 hours and can serve liquor 24 hours. We’re like a pop tent that can open up at any minute.” Butch Bradley is not just another guy hoping to cash in on Atlantic City. He’s a local boy, born and raised by a mother who worked in the casinos. He grew up seeing legends like 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 39