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 May 20, 2018
“What do Lincoln and an ‘80s sitcom have in common?"/"Both were shot before a live audience.”

Television situation comedies are often announced as “shot before a live audience.” “@blaudiablogan: Whitney is shot before a live audience. Yeah? So was Lincoln” was posted on Twitter on November 16, 2011. Whitney was an American sitcom from 2011 to 2013; President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was shot while watching a play at Ford’s Theatre.

“It’s ironic that my sitcom about Abraham Lincoln was shot in front of a live audience” was posted on Twitter by Peach Grenade on June 8, 2012. “Abraham Lincoln was the first ‘Shot before a live audience’” was posted on Twitter on May 25, 2013. “What do Abraham Lincoln and an ‘80s sitcom have in common? Both were shot before a live audience” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on August 6, 2016.


Wikipedia: Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
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Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, while attending a play at Ford’s Theatre as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.

Twitter
ComedyCentralStandUp
@standup
RT @blaudiablogan: Whitney is shot before a live audience. Yeah? So was Lincoln.
2:29 PM - 16 Nov 2011

Twitter
maggie loves comedy
@tgoddess
“Whitney” is shot before a live audience. Yeah? So was Lincoln. - Claudia Cogan
2:53 PM - 2 Apr 2012

Twitter
Paul Alcott
@PaulAlcott
Q: What do former US President Abraham Lincoln and “Three’s Company” have in common?
A: Both were shot in front of a live audience.
4:11 AM - 5 Apr 2012

Twitter
Peach Grenade
@peachgrenade
It’s ironic that my sitcom about Abraham Lincoln was shot in front of a live audience.
2:14 PM - 8 Jun 2012

Twitter
TK-8028
@tpurvis06
Abraham Lincoln was the first “Shot before a live audience”...
10:52 PM - 25 May 2013 from Jacksonville

Twitter
John Meharg
@JohnMehargComic
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it Ironic that a sitcom about Abraham Lincoln was shot before a live audience? #history #irony #life
10:55 PM - 5 Sep 2014

Reddit—Jokes
What do Abraham Lincoln and an ‘80s sitcom have in common?
submitted August 6, 2016 by PenisBeautyCream
Both were shot before a live audience.

Reddit—Dad Jokes
NBC is planning an old-fashioned sitcom about Abraham Lincoln. (self.dadjokes)
submitted May 21, 2018 by porichoygupto
It will be shot before a live audience.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRadio/Television • Sunday, May 20, 2018 • Permalink