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 February 05, 2018
“Did you hear about the dancer’s birthday? It was a tappy one!”

A joke about a dancer’s birthday has been printed on an image:

“Did you hear about the dancer’s birthday? It was a tappy one!”

The “tappy” birthday saying has been cited in print since at least 2006.


pastorway
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2006
Phillip’s Phunnies - Birthdays
(...)
Q: Did you hear about the dancer’s birthday?
A: It was a tappy one!

Idle Humorous Ramblings
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2006
Cute Birthday Jokes
(...)
Q: Did you hear about the dancer’s birthday?
A: It was a tappy one!

Yahoo! Answers (October 28, 2008)
Q: Did you hear about the dancer’s birthday?
A: It was a tappy one!

Twitter
darline_mumford‏
@darline_mumford
Did you hear about the dancer’s birthday? It was a tappy one!
3:22 PM - 30 Dec 2009

Google Books
Brainless Birthday Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone
By Felicia Lowenstein Niven
Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
2013
Pg. 16:
Did you hear about the dancer’s birthday? @ Dense @QIP @6909 It was a tappy one!

Google Books
Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
Humour Pack Series

By Frank Paul
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?:
Did you hear about the dancer’s birthday? It was a tappy one!

Twitter
Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
Did you hear about the dancer’s birthday?
It was a tappy one!
#Joke from #BirthdayJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
6:00 PM - 6 Feb 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Monday, February 05, 2018 • Permalink