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 February 02, 2018
“What is the difference between a saxophone and a chainsaw?"/"It’s all in the grip.”

A saxophone riddle is:

Q: What is the difference between a saxophone and a chainsaw?
A: It’s all in the grip.


That is, there is no difference musically. The saxophone joke was posted on the newsgroup rec.humor on March 9, 1992.

“What’s the difference between a saxophone and a chainsaw?"/"You can tune the chainsaw” is a related chainsaw joke.


Google Groups: rec.humor
musician humor
David Taylor
3/9/92
What is the difference between…
(...)
A saxophone and a chainsaw?
The grip.

Google Groups: rec.humor
Jokes - Music
Rich Ormerod
7/8/92
(...)
Q: What is the difference between A saxophone and a chainsaw?
A: The grip.

Google Groups: rec.humor
Saxophone Jokes
David Geiser
6/8/93
What’s the difference between a saxophone and a chainsaw?
The grip.

Twitter
Mick_Shrimpton‏
@Mick_Shrimpton
What is the difference between a saxophone and a chainsaw? .....It’s all in the grip.
2:06 PM - 16 Jan 2009

Google Books
The Musician’s Joke Book
By Jim Green
London, UK: Omnibus Press
2010
Pg. ?:
Q: What is the difference between a saxophone and a chainsaw?
A: It’s all in the grip.

Google Books
Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
Humour Pack Series

By Frank Paul
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?:
Q: What is the difference between a saxophone and a chainsaw?
A: It’s all in the grip.

Twitter
lorraine Jo King‏
@LahLahBean
#badjokefriday
What is the difference between a saxophone and a chainsaw?
It’s all in the grip.🤪😀
8:18 AM - 19 Jan 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Friday, February 02, 2018 • Permalink