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(Las Vegas Review Journal)   Comedian David Brenner, who held the record for most appearances on Carson (and also guesthosted 75 times), dead at 78. Good night, funny man   (reviewjournal.com) divider line 88
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2014-03-15 09:42:30 PM  
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R.I.P, Pharaohman
 
2014-03-15 09:43:37 PM  
My favorite joke of his:

i58.tinypic.com

RIP Funnyman.
 
2014-03-15 09:48:58 PM  
G'nite, Kingie.
 
2014-03-15 09:49:30 PM  

www.waynewilliamsstudio.com


RIP

 
2014-03-15 09:51:52 PM  
** SNIP **

/before Billy Crystal
//before gay was cool at all
///slasheroonies
 
2014-03-15 09:52:18 PM  
Brenner's final request, according to family spokesman Jeff Abraham, was
to have $100 in small bills tucked in his sock -- "just in case tipping
is recommended where I'm going."

well the stupid are funny is my motto, window lickers
 
2014-03-15 09:58:40 PM  
I think you have to be middle aged to get it. Carson was the best, and Brenner was his best guest host (Joan Rivers has been airbrushed out of Tonight Show history).

Carson picked him because he was cool.

RIP
 
2014-03-15 09:58:41 PM  
classiccinemaimages.com

Rest in peace
 
2014-03-15 09:59:20 PM  
RIP Victor David Brenner

www.jewornotjew.com
 
2014-03-15 09:59:54 PM  
well at least now we know what he supposedly did for a living.
 
2014-03-15 10:01:47 PM  

StanTheMan: I think you have to be middle aged to get it. Carson was the best, and Brenner was his best guest host (Joan Rivers has been airbrushed out of Tonight Show history).

Carson picked him because he was cool.

RIP

I see you've bought into the 70 is the new 30 concept.

 
2014-03-15 10:04:16 PM  
From another site >> His family said in a statement on Saturday, "In David's final request he asked that one hundred dollars in small bills be placed in his left sock 'just in case tipping is recommended where I'm going.' "
 
2014-03-15 10:04:57 PM  
He did not die.  Carson merely asked for him to guest host for him on The Tonight Show in the sky.

/suck it Leno
 
2014-03-15 10:05:15 PM  
He was the man. RIP.

And married to Tai Babilonia? Way to go!
 
2014-03-15 10:07:23 PM  

fusillade762: My favorite joke of his:


I know and love that joke - and I've used it to good effect the ~2-3 times in my life when it made sense - but I never knew it was his. I have no idea where I heard it first - it must've been ~3-4 decades ago at least.
So if I use it again, I will again pretend that I'm being just my usual witty self, but this time I'll know deep down that I stole it from him... thanks!
 
2014-03-15 10:12:48 PM  
Loved me the Brenner, Philly's favorite comedic son. A good life, lived well.
 
2014-03-15 10:20:14 PM  
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Goodnight, Funnyman!  RIP
 
2014-03-15 10:20:39 PM  
I have no idea who this man is, but I hear Joan Rivers thought a lot of him, so he must've been something special 40, 60 or more years ago.  Rest in peace, friend of Joan Rivers.
 
2014-03-15 10:23:03 PM  

Altitude5280: From another site >> His family said in a statement on Saturday, "In David's final request he asked that one hundred dollars in small bills be placed in his left sock 'just in case tipping is recommended where I'm going.' "


"Don't forget to pay the ferryman!"
 
2014-03-15 10:26:53 PM  
Gonna be a real b*tch to close the casket over THAT nose.

/too soon?
 
2014-03-15 10:27:52 PM  
Gonna have a soft pretzel w/ mustard on his honor. RIP David
 
2014-03-15 10:28:36 PM  
resources2.news.com.au

RIP
 
2014-03-15 10:30:05 PM  
Born in Philadelphia in the late '30s to a working class family. Grew up in a low-to-middle class Philly neighborhood, went to high school and did a tour in the military before returning to Philly to attend Temple University. Did a number of TV  projects and settled into comedy, including numerous appearances on the Tonight show.

Describes Brenner perfectly, right?

It also describes Bill Cosby.
 
2014-03-15 10:30:57 PM  

K3rmy: He did not die.  Carson merely asked for him to guest host for him on The Tonight Show in the sky.

/suck it Leno


You do realize Leno is off the air, right?    You can stop telling everyone how much you hate him now.  To be honest, hating on Leno makes you look like more of a douchebag than a cool hipster.

Especially now that he doesn't have a TV show.
 
2014-03-15 10:31:41 PM  

MrHappyRotter: I have no idea who this man is, but I hear Joan Rivers thought a lot of him, so he must've been a Jewish Catskill Mountains comedian kind of guy


There, that's better.
 
2014-03-15 10:33:17 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: [classiccinemaimages.com image 498x621]

Rest in peace


Dayum, beat me to it!
 
2014-03-15 10:42:21 PM  
Loved his restaurant chain
 
2014-03-15 10:44:43 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

RIP David Banner
 
2014-03-15 10:48:06 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: [classiccinemaimages.com image 498x621]

Rest in peace


Look, the RIP thing is old and stupid.  But you went with Walter Brennan and that's so wonderfully old school that I applaud it.
 
2014-03-15 10:48:42 PM  

kokomo61: Born in Philadelphia in the late '30s to a working class family. Grew up in a low-to-middle class Philly neighborhood, went to high school and did a tour in the military before returning to Philly to attend Temple University. Did a number of TV  projects and settled into comedy, including numerous appearances on the Tonight show.

Describes Brenner perfectly, right?

It also describes Bill Cosby.




Cosby's Jewish?
 
2014-03-15 10:51:12 PM  
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2014-03-15 10:52:23 PM  
He was excellent.  Bye.
 
Oak
2014-03-15 10:52:30 PM  
Good night, terribly unfunnyman.

/David Steinberg next, please, God
 
2014-03-15 10:53:30 PM  
Did Brenner Pass?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-15 10:56:11 PM  
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RIP Bronners
 
2014-03-15 11:02:07 PM  
www.decidethis.co.uk
RIP, Juice Brenner
 
2014-03-15 11:07:52 PM  
anybody else notice it was written by some Evil Twin?

www.reviewjournal.com


/rockin that iPatch
 
2014-03-15 11:11:12 PM  
Oh, David.
So sorry to see you go.
What you could have done with Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.
Oh...wait....
Sleep well, good sir.
 
2014-03-15 11:13:24 PM  
I remember him talking about riding the subway in New York, and because the seat was sticky, he sat on a newspaper. Another guy got on, looked at him and said, "Hey you readin' that paper?"

He stood up, turned the page, sat back down and replied, "Yup".
 
2014-03-15 11:16:31 PM  
Wow... much RIP... so old... need new meme
 
2014-03-15 11:17:35 PM  
When on Carson, he was the only one who would stand on Johnny's star on stage.
Way to go.
 
2014-03-15 11:22:09 PM  
Cancer is a biatch.
imageshack.com
 
2014-03-15 11:24:19 PM  
www.sitcomsonline.com


/starting to really dislike you, Fish.
 
2014-03-15 11:28:32 PM  
www.scottstander.com

RIP John Byner
 
2014-03-15 11:32:28 PM  

MarcysMan: Oh, David.
So sorry to see you go.
What you could have done with Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.
Oh...wait....
Sleep well, good sir.


www.studiocucuzza.com
 
2014-03-15 11:35:29 PM  

whither_apophis: Wow... much RIP... so old... need new meme


Well.....what do you got?
 
2014-03-15 11:41:05 PM  

Godscrack: whither_apophis: Wow... much RIP... so old... need new meme

Well.....what do you got?


The classics never die.

Classics... RIP.
 
2014-03-15 11:44:07 PM  
I remember him doing "Nightlife" or "Into the NIght" or whatever it was called. He was horrible on that show.
 
2014-03-15 11:56:06 PM  

Godscrack: whither_apophis: Wow... much RIP... so old... need new meme

Well.....what do you got?


I'm working on something involving Bob the Angry Flower and Harold and Maude quotes...
 
2014-03-16 12:05:34 AM  
The reason Carson had him guest host so much is he knew that NBC would never replace him with Brenner. Same story with Joan Rivers which she proved when she took a show opposite his and crashed and burned. Neither of them were ever any good.
 
2014-03-16 12:09:46 AM  
I am a fan of comedians but I regretfully admit that I haven't really listened to his comedy. However I did go to summer camp with his son for several years and I used to be friends on Facebook with him, but only because we were in agreement that yes, we knew each other. We never spoke and aren't connected anymore. I'm inclined to send my best wishes but he was kind of a dick to me all those years ago and I have nothing else to say other than I'm sorry for his loss. I mean nothing to him so I ought to stay quiet.
 
2014-03-16 12:09:58 AM  

kokomo61: Born in Philadelphia in the late '30s to a working class family. Grew up in a low-to-middle class Philly neighborhood, went to high school and did a tour in the military before returning to Philly to attend Temple University. Did a number of TV  projects and settled into comedy, including numerous appearances on the Tonight show.

Describes Brenner perfectly, right?

It also describes Bill Cosby.


You do know that they were close personal friends, right? Go read "Nobody Ever Sees You Eating Tuna Fish" and read about the time Cos called him out *in a blizzard* to come over and have some hot cocoa made with REAL milk! Seriously, some funny shiat in that book.

Good night, funny man.
 
2014-03-16 12:22:01 AM  

fusillade762: MarcysMan: Oh, David.
So sorry to see you go.
What you could have done with Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.
Oh...wait....
Sleep well, good sir.

[www.studiocucuzza.com image 637x356]


(I honestly think David Lynch should have gotten an Emmy nomination for that part.  His miming the acknowledging applause bit was kind of masterful.)
 
2014-03-16 12:23:27 AM  

NeuroticRocker: I am a fan of comedians but I regretfully admit that I haven't really listened to his comedy. However I did go to summer camp with his son for several years and I used to be friends on Facebook with him, but only because we were in agreement that yes, we knew each other. We never spoke and aren't connected anymore. I'm inclined to send my best wishes but he was kind of a dick to me all those years ago and I have nothing else to say other than I'm sorry for his loss. I mean nothing to him so I ought to stay quiet.


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2014-03-16 12:26:46 AM  
I thought he was a funnyman and one of my favorites over the years. Mrs. Flag and I caught his show when we were in Vegas in the 80's. I thought he did a good job then.

RIP
 
2014-03-16 12:28:20 AM  
More and more of the peeps I sat in front of the boob tube in my pj's are dying.  The circle of life sucks when your approaching that gate to get off.

/ just found out AMC cancelled Those Who Kill
// After 2 episodes
/// That show rocked from minute 1.
//// NE1 wanna sponser me a TF account?
 
2014-03-16 12:35:34 AM  

NeuroticRocker: I am a fan of comedians but I regretfully admit that I haven't really listened to his comedy. However I did go to summer camp with his son for several years and I used to be friends on Facebook with him, but only because we were in agreement that yes, we knew each other. We never spoke and aren't connected anymore. I'm inclined to send my best wishes but he was kind of a dick to me all those years ago and I have nothing else to say other than I'm sorry for his loss. I mean nothing to him so I ought to stay quiet.


Here's the test.  If his dad was a retired plumber, would you have heard of his passing?  If you would have, you're probably near enough to the guy to send your wishes.  If his dad would have been in the ground for 20 years before you thought of either of them again, then best to lay low.  Sound about right?
 
2014-03-16 12:37:23 AM  
Had NO farking idea he was that old.

RIP.
 
2014-03-16 12:46:13 AM  
Good night Mr. Bunsen Burner
 
2014-03-16 12:52:35 AM  
I worked in Las Vegas Casinos during the eighties and nineties. David Brenner ALWAYS left tickets for his shows for any cab driver, or tour bus driver at the box office.

That way they could see his show for free, and recommend it to tourists coming to town.
 
2014-03-16 01:01:11 AM  
He was funny when he appeared on "Modern Family". Oddly, the episode he appeared in was on tonight. I wonder if that was a coincidence or by design.
 
2014-03-16 01:07:46 AM  
Now available!
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2014-03-16 01:16:26 AM  
Even though I never laughed at one of your jokes, RIP.
Hope the sock money works out for you.
 
2014-03-16 01:36:13 AM  
David Brenner:

It just irks me when my dates tell me: "Oh you just want to feel my body".

"No I don't, I want to feel your brain".

I learned everything I know about sex from Brenner.  "If you want to pork a woman, don't respect her".

Women want a man who will support them and their kids financially.  Just not to have sex with.

Hey I was married once and when the kid was born I asked for a paternity test behind the wench's back and got a "Get out of Hell free" card,

Stick to porking married women.  Although make sure you have a hand gun handy and your cell phone set to speed dial 911.  Sex starved men are desperate men and they will do anything if they think their actions will warrant some women wanting to have sex with them.
 
2014-03-16 01:44:04 AM  
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2014-03-16 01:55:53 AM  

fusillade762: MarcysMan: Oh, David.
So sorry to see you go.
What you could have done with Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.
Oh...wait....
Sleep well, good sir.

[www.studiocucuzza.com image 637x356]


Thanks for that, pal.
 
2014-03-16 01:59:36 AM  
I was never a fan of his, but my hat is off to anybody who can maintain a showbiz career that long. Pouring out a bottle of Mogen-David tonight.

And my heart goes out to his family and friends.
 
2014-03-16 02:02:08 AM  
I was shocked to hear how old he was. I remember watching him on Carson and thought he was a young guy.
 
2014-03-16 02:05:17 AM  

thespindrifter: kokomo61: Born in Philadelphia in the late '30s to a working class family. Grew up in a low-to-middle class Philly neighborhood, went to high school and did a tour in the military before returning to Philly to attend Temple University. Did a number of TV  projects and settled into comedy, including numerous appearances on the Tonight show.

Describes Brenner perfectly, right?

It also describes Bill Cosby.

You do know that they were close personal friends, right? Go read "Nobody Ever Sees You Eating Tuna Fish" and read about the time Cos called him out *in a blizzard* to come over and have some hot cocoa made with REAL milk! Seriously, some funny shiat in that book.

Good night, funny man.


We had that book when I was a kid. Some of the funniest stories. I think my favorite was when he took a pair of fish eyes, glued them to his forehead and then went around town freaking everyone out.
 
2014-03-16 03:25:42 AM  
He was a really great person in real life. I was dating my better two-thirds and we met Mr. Brenner by accident walking out of the KY state fair. He grabbed the two of us and tried out a couple of routines. Very nice person, he will be missed.
 
2014-03-16 04:19:15 AM  

cautionflag: I thought he was a funnyman and one of my favorites over the years. Mrs. Flag and I caught his show when we were in Vegas in the 80's. I thought he did a good job then.

RIP


"Mrs. Flag". Lol
 
2014-03-16 05:13:33 AM  
Tai Babilonia, wow she was a dumb c*nt .
 
2014-03-16 05:17:21 AM  

boinkingbill: David Brenner:

It just irks me when my dates tell me: "Oh you just want to feel my body".

"No I don't, I want to feel your brain".

I learned everything I know about sex from Brenner.  "If you want to pork a woman, don't respect her".

Women want a man who will support them and their kids financially.  Just not to have sex with.

Hey I was married once and when the kid was born I asked for a paternity test behind the wench's back and got a "Get out of Hell free" card,

Stick to porking married women.  Although make sure you have a hand gun handy and your cell phone set to speed dial 911.  Sex starved men are desperate men and they will do anything if they think their actions will warrant some women wanting to have sex with them.


I am a special kind of doofusss , but you seem to be a  monty python of incest ;    is she permanent?
 
2014-03-16 07:13:31 AM  

janzee: cautionflag: I thought he was a funnyman and one of my favorites over the years. Mrs. Flag and I caught his show when we were in Vegas in the 80's. I thought he did a good job then.

RIP

"Mrs. Flag". Lol


We should introduce her to Mrs. Poo.
 
2014-03-16 08:45:58 AM  
He was great as Mitch in Real Genius. ;)

i77.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-16 08:57:19 AM  
he wasn't at all funny. you just remember him being funny. kind of like Bob Hope, you remember seeing him on T.V. he seemed funny at the time. because at the time you had no concept of what humor is. like buddy Hackett. watch this crap now, and see if you can even crack a smile. he stunk
 
2014-03-16 09:10:47 AM  
Sad. Though I never found him funny.
 
2014-03-16 09:18:00 AM  
www3.pictures.zimbio.com

RIP David Brenner.  You were the only reason I watched Law & Order SUV
 
2014-03-16 09:38:58 AM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: kokomo61: Born in Philadelphia in the late '30s to a working class family. Grew up in a low-to-middle class Philly neighborhood, went to high school and did a tour in the military before returning to Philly to attend Temple University. Did a number of TV  projects and settled into comedy, including numerous appearances on the Tonight show.

Describes Brenner perfectly, right?

It also describes Bill Cosby.

Cosby's Jewish?


No, Brenner was black, silly.
 
2014-03-16 09:39:58 AM  

bwilson27: /starting to really dislike you, Fish.


If he ever does die, it will be an epic day on Fark.
 
2014-03-16 09:47:04 AM  

fusillade762: My favorite joke of his:

[i58.tinypic.com image 498x560]

RIP Funnyman.

how is this even a joke? it's barely an observation. there is no punch line. it's horrible. all that build up (I assume to kill talk show time). i want to think you are trying to be ironic when you say this is your favorite joke. it is less funny then a half full glass of piss warm water.

 
2014-03-16 11:24:36 AM  
He was 78? Guess I really never paid attention to the guy. I did not watch the tonight show when he was on.
 
2014-03-16 02:35:54 PM  
i220.photobucket.com
R.I.P.
 
2014-03-16 05:29:42 PM  

MrHappyRotter: I have no idea who this man is, but I hear Joan Rivers thought a lot of him, so he must've been something special 40, 60 or more years ago.


Yeah. It's kind of odd, but most of my knowledge of American culture comes from fark. Never heard of this dude.



I dunno. Any friend of Joan Rivers may be as much of a bell end as she is.
 
2014-03-16 05:31:05 PM  

iron de havilland: MrHappyRotter: I have no idea who this man is, but I hear Joan Rivers thought a lot of him, so he must've been something special 40, 60 or more years ago.

Yeah. It's kind of odd, but most of my knowledge of American culture comes from fark. Never heard of this dude.

Rest in peace, friend of Joan Rivers.

I dunno. Any friend of Joan Rivers may be as much of a bell end as she is.


FTFM.
 
2014-03-16 06:31:53 PM  

WalMartian: I was shocked to hear how old he was. I remember watching him on Carson and thought he was a young guy.


Compared to Carson, he was. But Carson's been dead longer than Miley Cyrus has had periods.
 
2014-03-16 11:01:57 PM  
Was he the one that Robert Smigel made fun of in Fun with Real Audio (the one where the talk show hosts keep sending him to other shows because he's so boring)?
 
2014-03-16 11:03:31 PM  
My favorite David Brenner story, as told by David Brenner.

"Johnny loved to catch someone NOT watching the "Tonight Show," especially when they were on it. So one night I was on the show and I did my act and I came over and sat on the couch and, if you remember, sometimes the last guest would be the author of a book.

 "And when I would guest host for Johnny and I had to interview an author, I could hear people all over America start snoring. So this author comes on, and I'm at the end of the couch, and I go off into another world. The book is something like "Leadership in America." So I'm doing fine, and Johnny sees me, and he knows what's going on because I've got a great big smile on my face.

"Well, Johnny says, 'Who do you think would make a great leader in America today ... DAVID?' And I snap to and I just start talking and try to talk my way out of it because I have no idea. 'Well, Johnny, no one is qualified or capable of leading a country such as ours, so we must bring back and reincarnate the bravest man who ever lived.' And I'm thinking 'All right! I did it. That worked.'

"And then I hear Johnny say, 'Well, David, who IS that? Who is the bravest man who ever lived?' Now I'm thinking the show is almost over, so it's like school, the bell is about to ring, I can talk my way through this to the end. So I start, 'Well, Johnny, it's hard to say of all the people who have ever lived just which person might have the exact combination...'-and time is dragging on and the show isn't ending and suddenly I get it-'...but actually the bravest man who ever lived was the first man who drank milk.'

"And Johnny says, 'The first man who drank milk?'

And I say, 'Yeah, because can you imagine, they're all sitting around the cave and this guy says, "Look at that animal over there with the balloon under it. I'm going to go over there and squeeze that balloon and whatever comes out of it, I'm going to drink it."

No. No, wait a minute. The bravest man who ever lived was the first man to eat an egg, because he said, "Do you see that bird over there? I'm just going to wait around and the first thing that comes out of that bird's ass, I'm going to eat it."'

"And Johnny by this time is rolling around on the floor and he can't go on and the show just ends. And that is my favorite story about being on Johnny Carson's show." And David Brenner closes to the familiar sound of laughter and applause.
 
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