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 18, 2018
“My dad told me that I would make a great mime. I was speechless”

The “mime...I was speechless” joke has had several forms. “I remember the first time my parents told me I could never cut it as a mime. I was speechless” was posted on Twitter by Drunk Zach Morris on February 4, 2015.

“My dad once told me I would make a great mime… I was speechless” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on April 8, 2015.


Twitter
Drunk Zach Morris
@NickStauch
I remember the first time my parents told me I could never cut it as a mime. I was speechless.
2:39 AM - 4 Feb 2015

Reddit—Jokes
My dad once told me I would make a great mime…
submitted April 8, 2015 by SlightlyUpsetPotato
I was speechless.

Twitter
Chris Fenton™
@chr1sfenton
When I was offered the opportunity to be a mime… I was speechless.
4:01 AM - 25 Apr 2015 from Enterprise, NV

Twitter
Mark Del
@delano501
Someone actually suggested I should become a mime.
I was speechless.
5:07 AM - 16 Aug 2018

Reddit—Dad Jokes
My dad told me that I would make a great mime. (self.dadjokes)
submitted October 19, 2018 by porichoygupto
I was speechless.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Thursday, October 18, 2018 • Permalink