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 July 03, 2017
“Everything’s funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh”

"Everything’s funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh” is a saying that’s appropriate in many situations (such as government, business and schools) and that has been printed on many images. “Things always seem funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh” was printed in a 1953 book, but the expression became popular by about 2009.

“Everything’s so much funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh” was posted on Twitter on January 13, 2010. “Everything’s funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh” was posted on Twitter on January 18, 2010.


Google Books
What To Do When
By Jennifer Colton
New York, NY: Harper
1953
Pg. 52:
Or you can speculate yourself to the point of interior convulsions. (Things always seem funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh.)

Google Books
Shiner’s Return
By Nolan Carlson
Ladson, SC: Vintage Impressions
2009
Pg. 14:
It’s strange how everything is always funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh. It’s like in church when you’re sitting there watching a bee crawl up someone’s neck sitting in front of you. You know you shouldn’t laugh, but it always seems that much funnier just because it’s happening in church, and that’s the one place you’re not supposed to laugh.

Twitter
Marcus K Bye‏
@MarcusKBye
Why is everything so much funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh?
3:01 PM - 14 May 2009

Twitter
Jessica‏
@jejoj
Everything’s so much funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh.
8:11 AM - 13 Jan 2010

Twitter
Ozlem Yalbirdak‏
@ozlemyalbirdak
Everything is so much funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh.
5:44 PM - 13 Jan 2010

Twitter
Peyton Johnson‏
@peyton_michelle
Oh so true. RT @OMGsamehere: 69th tweet, Everything’s funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh. #samehere
4:31 PM - 18 Jan 2010

Twitter
Betsy Ochoa‏
@mydarlingbetsy
I love silent library. (: Everything’s funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh.
8:01 PM - 8 Feb 2010

Funny Status
Everything’s funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh.
May 27, 2013 Misc. Status Updates
Everything’s funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh.

Twitter
Men’s Humor‏
@MensHumor
Everything’s funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh.
7:20 PM - 27 May 2013

SlogansHub
34 Funny School Slogans
December 27, 2015
(...)
Everything is funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh

Me.Me
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Twitter
Bill Murray‏
@BiIIMurray
Everything’s funnier when you’re not allowed to laugh.
6:23 PM - 3 Jul 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, July 03, 2017 • Permalink