Alcoholics Protest Cozy Morley Statue

With all the craziness going on in the world today between attacks, protests and violence, we need something to laugh about. We think we may just found the thing.

Some of our funny friends in North Wildwood decided to protest the Cozy Morley statue located outside Westy’s Irish Pub located on Ole New Jersey Ave.  The protest is to have the statue moved away from Ole New Jersey Ave due to Cozy Morley being a former alcoholic. One protester, who wished to not be named said, “it isn’t right to have Cozy watching people have a drink.

For those who don’t know, Cozy Morley was a musician as well as a comedian from Philadelphia. He learned his jokes on the street of South Philly and moved down to North Wildwood to perform in clubs. In the high time of his life he owned Cozy Morley’s Club Avalon which was located were Westy’s Irish Pub. Club Avalon was knocked down in 1988 and another bar was constructed there. At Club Avalon Cozy would book performers such as the Al Martino and Al Alberts. Some would even say that he helped Alberts push “On The Way to Cape May” to become a hit song.

At the end of the day our friends in North Wildwood did this as a joke. With all the stress that we see every day, you have to make time to laugh about fun things.

As Mark Twain once said, “[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”

Have a great day and remember to smile!


Here’s a great video of Cozy Morley Doing his thing: Making People Laugh



About The Author

My name is Joey Contino. I am a big lover of anything Wildwood. I have lived and worked in Wildwood my whole life. I worked jobs from working on the beach renting umbrellas and chairs to being a supervisor at Morey's Piers. Wildwood is my life and my home!

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