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 December 13, 2015
“Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian; someone who makes you think, then laugh is a humorist”

Entry in progress—B.P.

30 September 1978, The Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), pg. 4, col. 2:
Subtle Difference
Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian, George Burns said. Someone who makes you think and then laugh is a humorist.

28 April 1979, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), “Vivant” by Liz Smith (New York News), sec. 3, pg. 2, col. 6:
ENQUOTE: On the set of “Just You And Me, Kid,” here’s George Burns: “Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian. Someone who make you think and THEN laugh, is a humorist.”

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George Burns: Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian. Someone who makes you think & then laugh is a humorist.
1:23 PM - 13 Dec 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Sunday, December 13, 2015 • Permalink