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.

Recent entries:
“If I had a dollar for every time someone over 40 told me my generation sucks…” (joke) (5/24)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (5/24)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (5/24)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (5/24)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (5/24)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from May 17, 2016
“The cannibal had a wife and ate kids”

A popular cannibal pun is:

“The cannibal had a wife and ate (eight) kids.”
American author and English teacher Richard Lederer wrote in Get Thee to a Punnery (1988):

“Have you heard about the cannibal who had a wife and ate children?”


Google News Archive
18 March 1990, The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR), “Flavorful foibles, punny games for word lovers” by Lee Crawley Kirk, pg. 6F, cols. 4-5:
You can learn about homophones (Have you heard about the cannibal who had a wife and ate children?), homographics, and double sounds (the typical knock-knock Joke.)
(Review of Get Thee to a Punnery by Richard Lederer.—ed.)

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
A Page of One-Liners
Girdle Popper
4/5/98
(...)
•How do you describe the average cannibal?
A guy with a wife and ate children.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak: 12/07/01
Stan Kegel
12/7/01
(...)
The cannibal’s cookbook titled ‘How to Better Serve Your Fellow Man’ was written by a guy who had a wife and ate kids.  (Bree Schultz)

Twitter
Evan Brechtel
‏@EvanBrechtel
Did you hear about the cannibal who had a wife and ate kids? Gotta love english class.
11:18 AM - 25 Sep 2009

Google Books
A Man Walks Into a Bar 3
By Jonathan Swan
London: Ebury Press
2010
Pg. 182:
I went on safari last year and there was a cannibal there who had a wife and ate kids

The Amazingly Lame Joke of the Day
Friday, August 12, 2011
And then there was the joke about Bill the cannibal.
He was a relatively ordinary guy; had a house, a wife, and ate children.
Posted by Tim Wycislak at 2:26 AM

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Did you hear about the cannibal who had a wife and ate kids?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 • Permalink