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 13, 2018
“What does a painter do when he gets cold?"/"He puts on another coat.”

A painter riddle is:

Q: What does a painter do when he gets cold?
A: He puts on another coat.


The pun is on a “coat” (of paint) versus a “coat” (of clothing). The painter joke has been cited in print since at least 2013.


Twitter
G.V One Liner Jokes
@GeorgeValentin2
The painter said your door looks cold I’ll just give it another coat -------Visit ---------"George Valentine’s One Liners”
1:11 PM - 20 Apr 2013

Reddit—3amjokes
What does a painter do when he gets cold? self.3amjokes
Submitted January 12, 2014 by _SunBro_
He puts on another coat.

Twitter
Martin Becker
@martinbckr
What does a painter do when he gets cold?
He puts on another coat
11:32 AM - 12 Jan 2014

Twitter
Heisenbird
@_Heisenbird_
Did you hear about the cold painter?
He put on another coat.
5:03 PM - 12 Jan 2014

Reddit—Jokes
What does a painter do when he gets cold?
submitted February 4, 2016 by Tumadreee
Puts on another coat.

Reddit—Dad Jokes
What does a painter do when he gets cold? (self.dadjokes)
submitted June 22, 2018 by Mudpucket1969
He puts another coat on.

Twitter
Dixie Belle Paint Company
@dixiebellepaint
Person 1: What does a painter do when he gets cold?
Person 2: What?
Person 1: He puts on another coat.
#DixieBellePaint #BestPaintOnPlanetEarth
3:00 PM - 31 Aug 2018

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