A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 01, 2016
“A lollipop is a cross between hard candy and garbage”

Not everyone likes lollipops. American comedian Mitch Hedberg (1968-2005) said:

“A lollipop is a cross between hard candy and garbage.”

It’s not known when Hedberg first used the joke, but it became popular after his death.


Wikipedia: Mitch Hedberg
Mitchell Lee “Mitch” Hedberg (February 24, 1968 – March 30, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian known for his surreal humor and unconventional comedic delivery. His comedy typically featured short, sometimes one-line jokes mixed with absurd elements and non sequiturs.

Hedberg’s comedy and onstage persona gained him a cult following, with audience members sometimes shouting out the punchlines to his jokes before he could finish them.

Mitch Hedberg Quotes
MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2006
Mitch Hedberg Quotes
Mitch Hedberg quotes from Wikiquotes.org:
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A lollipop is a cross between hard candy and garbage.

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“A lollipop is a cross between hard candy and garbage.”

Twitter
Mitch Hedberg
‏@hedberg
A lollipop is a cross between hard candy and garbage.
2:18 AM - 15 May 2008

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
I Like Hedberg
Demitri Martin steals jokes from Mitch Hedberg. Here is the original joke, told by Hedberg.

Mitch Hedberg: A lollipop is a cross between hard candy and garbage.

Now here it is, told by Martin.

Demetri Martin: I don’t like lollipops because to me a lollipop is hard candy plus garbage.

Twitter
Steven Cadman
‏@cadman_steven
@Murph_Andy #mitchhedberg “A lollipop is a cross between candy and garbage.”
3:36 PM - 28 Aug 2015
Des Moines, IA

Posted by Barry Popik
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