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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
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2014-03-15 10:30:05 PM  
3 votes:
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  
2 votes:

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.
2014-03-16 11:03:31 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2014-03-16 08:57:19 AM  
1 vote:
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 03:25:42 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:59:36 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:52:35 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:09:58 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:09:46 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2014-03-15 10:27:52 PM  
1 vote:
Gonna have a soft pretzel w/ mustard on his honor. RIP David
2014-03-15 10:23:03 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:04:57 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:04:16 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:58:40 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:52:18 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:51:52 PM  
1 vote:
** SNIP **

/before Billy Crystal
//before gay was cool at all
///slasheroonies
 
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