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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 11:24:19 PM  
3 votes:
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/starting to really dislike you, Fish.
2014-03-15 09:43:37 PM  
3 votes:
My favorite joke of his:

i58.tinypic.com

RIP Funnyman.
2014-03-16 01:44:04 AM  
2 votes:
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2014-03-15 11:07:52 PM  
2 votes:
anybody else notice it was written by some Evil Twin?

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/rockin that iPatch
2014-03-15 10:44:43 PM  
2 votes:
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RIP David Banner
2014-03-15 10:26:53 PM  
2 votes:
Gonna be a real b*tch to close the casket over THAT nose.

/too soon?
2014-03-15 09:42:30 PM  
2 votes:
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R.I.P, Pharaohman
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 06:31:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:35:54 PM  
1 vote:
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R.I.P.
2014-03-16 09:38:58 AM  
1 vote:

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 07:13:31 AM  
1 vote:

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 02:05:17 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:46:13 AM  
1 vote:
Good night Mr. Bunsen Burner
2014-03-16 12:23:27 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:09:46 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 11:56:06 PM  
1 vote:

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...
2014-03-15 11:35:29 PM  
1 vote:

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


Well.....what do you got?
2014-03-15 11:32:28 PM  
1 vote:

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.


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2014-03-15 11:02:07 PM  
1 vote:
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RIP, Juice Brenner
2014-03-15 10:53:30 PM  
1 vote:
Did Brenner Pass?

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2014-03-15 10:20:14 PM  
1 vote:
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Goodnight, Funnyman!  RIP
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 10:01:47 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:59:20 PM  
1 vote:
RIP Victor David Brenner

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

Rest in peace
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
 
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