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“I had two guys jump out of where they were so fast,” continued Bradley. “It would have taken them about a year on average to get there. I just sat back by the bar thinking this is cool. I don’t know if it’s going to make money, but I’ve achieved a goal already by just seeing these guys grow. They got to experience something — whether they know it or not — that they’ll reflect back on. One of the cool parts of being a comic or any entertainer is the green room. Many of the guys hung out afterwards, all having beers together. They didn’t know each other, but they’re telling stories and ‘I’m from here.’ One comic was like ‘I’m gay!’ and everyone just started laughing. Its like, ‘ok, that’s cool.’ It was just ridiculous, but I’m watching it happening.” “I remember my first moments, asking Patrice O’Neal for advice and he laughed in my face so loudly that the whole club Watch Clayton English’s surprise set At Butch’s Club NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 42