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 August 28, 2014
“How do you get an actor off your front porch?” (joke)

Many jokes have been told about unemployed actors. One popular joke is:

Q: How do you get an actor off your front porch?
A: Pay him for the pizza.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1999 and is of unknown authorship.


Google Groups: alt.acting
How many actors…
Christopher Jahn
8/19/99
How ‘bout:
How do you get an actor off your front porch?
Pay for the pizza!

SpeedGuide.net
minir
09-24-01, 09:33 PM
Q: How do you get an actor off your front porch?
A: Pay him for the pizza.

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constale & Robinson Ltd.
2012
Pg. ?:
How do you get an actor off your front porch?
Pay him for the pizza.

Facebook
Carol’s Comedy
October 24, 2013 ·
How do you get an actor off your front porch? Pay him for the Pizza.

Twitter
mark measures
‏@commeagent
Old Joke: How do you get the actor off your front porch?  Pay him for the Pizza. #I’llbehereallweek
5:25 PM - 28 Aug 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theater • Thursday, August 28, 2014 • Permalink