A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 17, 2012
“A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap”

"A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap” is a jocular statement that has been printed on posters. The joke was a signature of comedian Mitch Hedberg’s comedy act since at least 2001.


Wikipedia: Mitch Hedberg
Mitchell Lee “Mitch” Hedberg (February 24, 1968 – March 29, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian known for his surreal humor and unconventional comedic delivery. His comedy typically featured short, sometimes one-line jokes, mixed with absurd elements and non sequiturs.

Hedberg’s comedy and on-stage persona gained him a cult following, with audience members sometimes shouting out the punchlines to his jokes before he could finish them.

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“A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.”
(Undated audio of Mitch Hedberg—ed.)

8 June 2001, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Hedberg has laughs that last; Humor stretched, whirled at Improv” by John C. Davenport:
“Waffles are like pancakes with syrup traps.”

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7/7/01
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“A waffle’s like a pancake with a syrup trap.” --Mitch Hedberg.

Google Books
Jokes Over Easy:
1,386 Delicious Jokes from the Best Comedians

By Judy Brown
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble
2003
Pg. 30:
A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap. —MITCH HEDBERG

Electrical Audio
by kerble on Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:32 am
“Waffles are pancakes with a syrup trap.”
-M. Hedberg

7 August 2005, The Times (Shreveport, LA), “Comedian’s death a blow to cult following” by Julie Miller, pg. D2:
Friends told each other Mitch jokes to create laughter: “A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.”

YouTube
Waffles Are Pancakes With Syrup Traps
Uploaded by Jarrettplane on Nov 26, 2009
Just another random Animation about Waffles.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Wednesday, October 17, 2012 • Permalink