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Comedian David Brenner dies at 78
FoxNews ^ | 3/15/2014

Posted on 03/15/2014 3:47:28 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

A spokesman for the family of comedian David Brenner says the "Tonight Show" favorite has died. He was 78.

Brenner died Saturday afternoon at his home in New York City, said Jeff Abraham, who was Brenner's publicist.

The gangly, toothy Brenner made more than 150 appearances as a guest and substitute host on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," starting in the 1970s.

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1 posted on 03/15/2014 3:47:28 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

I had no idea he was that old.

RIP


2 posted on 03/15/2014 3:48:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: RoosterRedux
Hard to believe he was 78.

RIP

3 posted on 03/15/2014 3:48:30 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

For a while he was great entertainment. RIP.


4 posted on 03/15/2014 3:50:50 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to Crimea.)
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To: smokingfrog

>> I had no idea he was that old.

Me neither.


5 posted on 03/15/2014 3:51:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: RoosterRedux

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=david+brenner+comedian&FORM=VIRE5#view=detail&mid=5B0E1E9A96E6F85D43DF5B0E1E9A96E6F85D43DF


6 posted on 03/15/2014 3:52:55 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: RoosterRedux

This is crazy. It’s like everybody out there is dying.


7 posted on 03/15/2014 3:52:59 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: RoosterRedux

Nothing on what he died from.


8 posted on 03/15/2014 3:53:35 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RoosterRedux

One of my favorite lines of his - The first time I went to LA, I saw a NY steak on the menu. In NY, there is no such thing as a NY steak so I asked the waiter, “What’s a NY steak? A piece of meat with dirt on it?!!”

Thanks for the laughs, David. Many laughs.


9 posted on 03/15/2014 3:53:49 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: SamAdams76
serially !
10 posted on 03/15/2014 3:54:30 PM PDT by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: SamAdams76
Its weird. Everywhere I look people are dying.

So I just stopped looking at people.

11 posted on 03/15/2014 3:55:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: llevrok

I remember in the 70s, he was all over the place, hadn’t heard from him in years.


12 posted on 03/15/2014 3:57:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nikos1121

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=david+brenner+comedian&FORM=VIRE5#view=detail&mid=5B0E1E9A96E6F85D43DF5B0E1E9A96E6F85D43DF

More recently....


13 posted on 03/15/2014 3:57:48 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: All
David Brenner's debut on Tonight Show (video)
14 posted on 03/15/2014 3:58:02 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: dfwgator

Remember he all over Tonight show with Johnny Carson for while then you didn’t hear from him for long time he came back


15 posted on 03/15/2014 3:59:03 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Ann Archy
From a link further down on the source page:

Some form of cancer

Had no idea he was that much older .. in the 70s, he seemed like one of the guys who'd just graduated a year or two ahead of me.

16 posted on 03/15/2014 3:59:36 PM PDT by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: nikos1121

And this was his debut on the Tonight Show.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=david+brenner+comedian&FORM=VIRE5#view=detail&mid=67676B70BF803EADF4F767676B70BF803EADF4F7


17 posted on 03/15/2014 4:01:07 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: RoosterRedux

He was a goof and I liked him.

May he rest in peace.


18 posted on 03/15/2014 4:01:36 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Ann Archy

Cancer, per TMZ, but no indication of what type:

http://www.tmz.com/2014/03/15/tonight-show-david-brenner-dead-dies-cancer/


19 posted on 03/15/2014 4:01:54 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Jvette

Served two years in the 101st Airborne.


20 posted on 03/15/2014 4:02:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I didn’t know, makes me like him even more.

He’s was not a mean comedian which is one of the reasons I liked him. Haven’t seen him in a long time though.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 4:04:48 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: RoosterRedux

Booga-Booga!, where ever you are.


22 posted on 03/15/2014 4:05:18 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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Here's a great video where David discusses how he got into comedy (that's not what he thought he would do)...Video
23 posted on 03/15/2014 4:05:39 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Huskrrrr
Whoops, sorry....wrong comedian.
24 posted on 03/15/2014 4:06:33 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: RoosterRedux

I just saw this and came right here to say RIP David Brenner.

I still remember the first time I saw him on TV. He did a great routine about how to commit the perfect murder. Just do it in NYC and throw the body into the morning rush hour crowds. The corpse eventually ends up on a school trip to the Bronx Zoo!


25 posted on 03/15/2014 4:07:12 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: RoosterRedux

A very funny man ... although I don’t think I’ve seen him since the last time he was on the Carson show. I stopped watching that when Johnny retired.


26 posted on 03/15/2014 4:09:09 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: RoosterRedux

He was probably the first comedian I remember seeing as a kid. I remember he was always on the Mike Douglas Show which was in Philly and Brenner was a Philly guy. Didn’t hear much from him lately but he seemed like a funny guy back then.


27 posted on 03/15/2014 4:10:26 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: RoosterRedux

Sweet funny guy, out of that Jewish story teller tradition.


28 posted on 03/15/2014 4:12:47 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: RoosterRedux

I know. Seems he was just entertaining us yesterday, doesn’t it?


29 posted on 03/15/2014 4:13:49 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Lazamataz

Well don’t look at me!


30 posted on 03/15/2014 4:16:04 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: RoosterRedux

My first leisure suit was based on something he used to wear - RIP David.....


31 posted on 03/15/2014 4:16:16 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: SamAdams76

No kidding. I guess that’s what it’s like when we get older- which I hate. David Brenner was one my favorite guest hosts on Johnny Carson. Just damn.


32 posted on 03/15/2014 4:16:59 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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33 posted on 03/15/2014 4:17:47 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Reading all these comments makes me think there are a lot of baby booomer freepers. Am I right?


34 posted on 03/15/2014 4:20:29 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: RoosterRedux

I thought he was 10 years younger than that. RIP.


35 posted on 03/15/2014 4:21:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: smokingfrog

I didn’t think he was that old either. You know, I don’t like seeing the good folks from the back end of the 20th Century check out.

Frankly, there were many folks from the front end of the 20th Century I didn’t like seeing check out either.

Entertainment has become so crass.

If you can think of a way to talk about a private part that would turn the stomach of our parents, you’re a shoe-in these days.

That’s why I don’t follow comedians any longer.

Why do these folks think it takes a ball bat to knock people over, when it can be done so much better with a feather?


36 posted on 03/15/2014 4:21:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: LS

Yes, and this year it will have been 22 years since Carson left the Tonight show. Those were the days...


37 posted on 03/15/2014 4:24:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Likable guy, 78 hard to believe


38 posted on 03/15/2014 4:30:27 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Zippy the a##clown sez..............)
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To: RoosterRedux

I remember he was a favorite on the Mike Douglas Show also.


39 posted on 03/15/2014 4:32:10 PM PDT by TruthFactor (Tag-free, for now.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I didn’t think he was that old, then I looked at my drivers license and said OMG.


40 posted on 03/15/2014 4:35:01 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Oh my! He was sooooo funny!


41 posted on 03/15/2014 4:39:25 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: SamAdams76
Because WE are PART of that everybody ... we think everybody is dying ... indicating our own mortality.

Everybody out there IS dying

What scares me is ... there doesn't seem to be anyone replacing OUR everybody.

I keep hoping for Norman Rockwell to be re-incarnated ....

42 posted on 03/15/2014 4:41:10 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I always liked him. He was a funny, nice man. RIP, David.


43 posted on 03/15/2014 4:42:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I always thought that he should have been one of the finalist to take over for Johnny Carson. Too bad his humor has been absent these past few years. RIP


44 posted on 03/15/2014 4:42:34 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Fungi

Well, I’m a baby boomer. Remember David Brenner and all the older comedians who made the rounds of Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson and all the other talk and variety shows. Those were the days when television was actually entertaining and comedians were really funny.


45 posted on 03/15/2014 4:42:48 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: RoosterRedux

RIP


46 posted on 03/15/2014 4:43:12 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: smokingfrog

I remember him when I was a kid yet I was also shocked that he was 78.


47 posted on 03/15/2014 4:48:19 PM PDT by angcat
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To: SamAdams76
This is crazy. It’s like everybody out there is dying.

How do you think the oldest person on this planet feels? I'm sure the 2nd oldest is praying for his longevity.......

48 posted on 03/15/2014 4:50:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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Actually .. you're the only kid here ... and we barely tolerate you

/8^)

Yup ... there's a lot of us ... but there's a lot of young'n's too.

49 posted on 03/15/2014 4:52:49 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: nikos1121
Sweet funny guy, out of that Jewish story teller tradition.

He paved the way for Seinfeld. RIP.

50 posted on 03/15/2014 4:53:33 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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