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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 22, 2011
“Too soon!” (comedy saying)

Entry in progress—B.P.

“Comedy is tragedy plus time.”

Wikipedia: Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottfried (born February 28, 1955) is an American actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian, best known for his trademark comedic persona of speaking in a loud, grating tone of voice. He has played numerous roles in film and television, perhaps most notably voicing the parrot Iago in Disney’s Aladdin (1992), and co-starred in the Problem Child movies. He is also known for voicing Digit in the children’s cartoon/educational math-based show Cyberchase and formerly the Aflac duck.
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Controversy
9/11 joke

During his monologue at a Friars Club roast of Hugh Hefner just three weeks after the September 11 attacks, Gottfried joked that he had intended to catch a plane, but couldn’t get a direct flight because “they said they have to stop at the Empire State Building first.” Audience members responded with hisses and a cry of “Too soon!”. Gottfried then abandoned his prepared remarks and launched into the venerable Aristocrats joke, winning back the audience. Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza used Gottfried’s monologue as a segment in their 2005 film, The Aristocrats.

Funny Or Die
Too Soon Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottfried has trouble not making a joke about tragedies, but it’s nothing new.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film/Circus • (1) Comments • Wednesday, June 22, 2011 • Permalink