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 September 03, 2017
“I wonder if it’s rude for a deaf person to talk with food in their hands”

"I wonder if it’s rude for a deaf person to talk with food in their hands” is a saying that has been printed on many images. New York-born stand-up comedian Demetri Martin has told the joke many times.

“Demitri Martin at the Slipper Room: I wonder if it’s ride for deaf people to talk with food in their hands” was posted on Twitter on April 1, 2008.


Wikipedia: Demetri Martin
Demetri Evan Martin (born May 25, 1973) is an American comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer, and humorist. He is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian, being a contributor on The Daily Show, and his Comedy Central show Important Things with Demetri Martin.

Twitter
Tara-Leigh Cobble‏
@TaraLeighCobble
Demitri Martin at the Slipper Room: I wonder if it’s ride for deaf people to talk with food in their hands.
9:45 PM - 1 Apr 2008

Twitter
Véronique D‏
@Veeded
Is it rude if deaf people talk with food in their hands?
11:01 AM - 12 Apr 2009

2 September 2011, Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia), “Stand-out gags show true craft” by Michael Ward, pg. 75:
COMEDY
DEMETRI MARTIN
Princess Theatre
(...)
“I wonder if it’s rude for a deaf person to talk with food in his hands?” he asks.

Comedy Reviews
Monday, October 1, 2012
Demetri Martin’s “Standup Comedian”
What else can I say about “Standup Comedian,” the new album from Demetri Martin except, “What did you think I was gonna say?

And seriously, is it rude for a deaf person to talk with food in their hands?

Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
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SHARON EBERSONPITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
11:00 PM AUG 31, 2013
(...)
He (Demetri Martin—ed.) brought out an acoustic guitar and strummed gracefully while producing one-liners one after another. “I wonder if it’s rude for a deaf person to talk with food in his hands ... I want to see a snake eat spaghetti ... I can move objects with my mind if I use my hands ... Sometimes I feel like I’m being watched and then I remember my show was canceled three years ago ...”

Reddit—Oneliners
I wonder if it’s rude for a deaf person to talk with food in their hands. (self.oneliners)
submitted September 3, 2017 by DrFelixPhD
Credit to Demetri Martin.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, September 03, 2017 • Permalink