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 January 15, 2018
“I moved into an apartment over a bank. My assets over five million dollars”

A money joke was told by The Unknown Comic (Murray Langston) on television’s The Gong Show (1976-1980):

“I got an apartment over a bank. Now my assets over 10 million dollars.”

The joke also appeared in Langston’s screenplay for the movie Night Patrol (1984). “My assets” is pronounced like “my ass sets.”

The money amount sometimes differs. “I live over a bank, my assets over 20 million” was posted on Twitter on November 16, 2017. “I moved into an apartment over a bank. My assets over five million dollars” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on January 17, 2018.


Wikipedia: The Unknown Comic
“The Unknown Comic” is the stage name adopted by Canadian actor and stand-up comic Murray Langston (born June 27, 1945, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada), best known for his comic performances on The Gong Show, in which he usually appeared with a paper bag over his head. As of 2015, Langston was making his residence in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada.

Google Groups: alt.culture.us.1970s
Favorite forgotten star
Gsoma
5/5/96
(CLock7193) writes:
>The Unknown Comic has his own showroom in the diviest little casino on
the
>Strip here in Las Vegas (the Hollywood Inn Boardwalk).

He starred also in a movie years ago called “Night Patrol” with Billy Barty, Linda Blair, Pat Paulson, (talk about forgotten stars) Andrew “Dice” Clay and .... and ....  there’s one more but can’t think of her name right now. He played a cop during the day trying to solve different crimes by the same person—called the bag man.  At night - he had a night club act as ..... “The Unknown Comic.” There’s jokes all through the movie.

“I got an apartment over a bank—now my assets over 10 million dollars”

Twitter
Yakob‏
@yakobmiller
@voltronwoolen i got an apartment over a bank. Now my ass-sets over millions!!
12:20 PM - 16 Mar 2013

Twitter
Liles Files‏
@lilesfilesnews
When I rented an apartment over a bank, I told folks my assets over $2 million. Now, Beyonce can say her ass sets over the classic hoedown.
4:21 PM - 21 Mar 2013

Twitter
JJRingvelski‏
@JJRingvelski
I just moved into an apartment over a bank and now my assets over five million dollars.  #trytheveal
10:38 AM - 26 Mar 2014

Straight Dope Message Board
Gene? Gene! The dancing machine stopped!
Spoke
03-14-2015, 04:02 PM
The unknown comic?

I just got an apartment over a bank, an now my assets over a million dollars! (pronounced “ass sets")

Twitter
J1‏
@AcidBrainWash
Replying to @srslyxxx @420pov
I live over a Bank
My friend claim to be well of, his assets over 20k
Well I must Be Rich, My Ass sets over 10 million.
3:55 PM - 10 Oct 2016

Twitter
Pointrow Saddlephart‏
@SBace6
Got an Apartment over a Bank and now my assets over 10 million dollars.
10:28 AM - 25 Aug 2017

Twitter
azdannyboy‏
@anjp135_danny
Replying to @RampCapitalLLC @ReformedBroker
I live over a bank, my assets over 20 million.
9:16 PM - 16 Nov 2017

Reddit—Jokes
I moved into an apartment over a bank.
submitted January 17, 2018 by TheRuralBuddah
My assets over five million dollars.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBuildings/Housing/Parks • Monday, January 15, 2018 • Permalink