Comedian David Brenner Passes Away At 78

Sat, March 15, 2014 8:41pm EDT by 13 Comments
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Comedian David Brenner, who made millions of people laugh during his many appearances on the ‘Tonight Show’ with Johnny Carson, has passed away.

David Brenner, 78, passed away on March 15, after a long battle with cancer. The comedian was routinely a guest on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, having appeared over 100 times during the show’s run in the 1970’s.

David Brenner Passes Away On March 15

David was a Tonight Show favorite whose brand of comedy became a staple for other standup comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser. Sadly he passed away on March 15 at the age of 78.

David had been fighting cancer, but ultimately succumbed to the disease at his home in New York City with his family at his side, reports The Washington Post.

“David was one of the most respected and liked comedians by his peers. He was always there helping a bright young comedian, whether it be Richard Lewis, Freddie Prinze or Jimmie Walker, and he was still doing it until the very end,” said David’s friend and publicist, Jeff Abraham.

He made 150-plus Tonight Show appearances either hosting or doing standup acts. David was also a regular on other TV talk shows, and starred in four HBO comedy specials.

David was still working steadily through 2013 as a standup comedian. He eventually received a four-day job in December 2013, which was a New Year’s Eve show at a King of Prussia, Pa., casino-resort. His job also included him showcasing other young comedians.

The old comedian was still trying to pass on his legacy to the next generation.

HollywoodLifers, let us know what you think or feel about the passing of this great entertainer.

Watch David Brenner Host The ‘Tonight Show’

– Bryant Perkins

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iamtrue2bill

Posted at 6:04 PM on March 18, 2014  

I always liked David Brenner. His super dry humor was terrific. I have admired him also for fighting his illness so bravely for so long. Quite a guy!

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shanedimitrio

Posted at 1:03 PM on March 17, 2014  

beware the ides of march!!

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Pete Maylath

Posted at 2:11 AM on March 17, 2014  

Rest. in peace DAVID…… THERE ARE POKER GAMES IN HEAVEN!!…. YOU WILL BE MISSED!!

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Loopy

Posted at 1:18 AM on March 17, 2014  

Loved the dude, RIP

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Posted at 3:21 PM on March 16, 2014  

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lisa

Posted at 2:52 PM on March 16, 2014  

I remember him so well as a young child. He was one of the best. So sad to see him go. I hope he rests in peace. Made many people laugh and paved the way for others. God bless him. I’m heartbroken. Younger generation should look him up. He was A COMEDIAN! A REAL ONE! RIP DAVID!

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Mister Baja

Posted at 12:18 AM on March 16, 2014  

I thought 78 was the new sixteen?

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lisa

Posted at 5:25 PM on March 16, 2014  

You have a brain disorder, don’t you. Every comment, on every sight, shows that you’re mentally ill. Who is taking care of you? Honestly, I really think you need MENTAL HELP! You say some sick things in the wrong places. I’m afraid.

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shanedimitrio

Posted at 1:04 PM on March 17, 2014  

i totally agree with you lisa ….

 
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Posted at 10:52 PM on March 15, 2014  

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lisa

Posted at 2:59 PM on March 16, 2014  

How disrespectful. Grow the hell up. This generation has no idea what talent is. You kids are IDIOTS! WHAT IS TALENT? Twerking? DRESSING UP IN A MEAT DRESS? DUMB JERKS. ASK YOUR MOMMY AND DADDY, OR ARE THEY 10 YEARS OLDER AND HAVE no idea????????????????? WHAT A GENERATION wasted!

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shanedimitrio

Posted at 12:50 PM on March 17, 2014  

listen he is at least a superstar. so either you respect him or don’t put up your dumb comments.

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