David Brenner, who delivered his observational style of stand-up comedy on
television and on stage for over four decades, died at his home in Manhattan on
Saturday. He was 78.
His longtime publicist, Jeff Abraham, said the cause was cancer.
Mr. Brenner was perhaps best known for his regular appearances on “The
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” He was one of its most frequent guests,
performing more than 150 times.
He gained fame by telling anecdotes about daily life, or as he said, “the
dumb things that we say and do.” Over the years, as he continued to perform
stand-up and began appearing on Fox News TV shows, his comedy focused more
on current events.
I never saw him on Fox so I don't know if he went the way of Dennis Miller who ceased being funny. I just remember laughing a lot while watching him during his Tonight Show appearances. It's just another reminder that my youth has long since slipped away,