Sunday, March 16, 2014

David Brenner Has Died

Comedian David Brenner, a regular on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died after a battle with cancer, a family spokesman said Saturday. He was 78.

Brenner was a staple on Carson's late-night show, appearing more times than any other guest -- 158.

31 comments:

TalksTooMuch said...

RIP

I know this makes me a terrible person, but the first thing I thought was "I wonder if that is the reason there is now a Johnny Carson sex tape in circulation". I blame The Soup

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

Comic-book writer & afficianado, TV producer, animation producer (currently producing "Garfield" cartoons) ludicrously-knowledgable showbiz observer and insightful blogger Mark Evanier has written a terrific little piece memorializing Brenner. It's worth a read.

http://www.newsfromme.com/2014/03/15/david-brenner-r-p/">http://www.newsfromme.com/2014/03/15/david-brenner-r-p/

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

Damn. :( RIP

The kid from Family Ties died, too. Brian Bonsell? OD. RIP

FingerBinger said...

Funny guy. He was a regular on Howard Stern too.

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

*Apparent OD

Anyhoo, sad, sad season in H'wood.

surfer said...

This made me so sad when I heard this yesterday. What really shocked me was learning his age - for some reason, I thought he was younger.

Sprink said...

@Meanie, where do you see the Brian Bonsall news? T'interweb's giving me bupkis...

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

@Sprink, I don't know how to do copy and paste w/ phone (baby steps!!), but it was usmagazine.

Renoblondee said...

How sad. :(

Nolesgirl said...

@TTM holy crap, I didn't make the connection, but excellent call!
I must add, I have no desire to see Johnny humping anything though

Paint Chips said...

He was my favorite guest on the Tonight Show when I was a kid. He did some great interviews on Howard, too. Those suits he wore were almost iconic.

JoElla said...

:(

Seven of Eleven said...

@Paint Chips, the suits! The suits were on fire!

I remember him from when I was just 6 and not quite 7, and gram let me stay up when I visited her.

RIP Mr B.

timebob said...

Great comic was working up until a few months ago. RIP

Sprink said...

Thanks...that was waaaay down in the google results.

auntliddy said...

he was very funny, I enjoyed his work. He seemed to wrestle with some demons- drugs or drink- as time went by. He could be nasty Still, rest in peace. I did not know he was that old either.

auntliddy said...

Found the Brian Bonsall news. Found dead in hotel rom, no signs foul play, prob OD. Rip. Addiction is a bitch, you can never make it happy.

DocP said...

I just read something that said the Bonsall story is a hoax

Leekalicious said...

Hey everyone, Hey TTM!

NOoooooo! One of my first celeb crushes. He had great hair in addition to being funny.

Tina Mallette said...

Yeah David Brenner always struck me as a truly nice guy and didn't have to get nasty to get laughs.

parissucksliterally said...

Loved him.

R.I.P. David

TalksTooMuch said...

Nolesgirl, I am so with you. That tape will stay buried, should there be a Bob. What would the market be?

audrey said...

Thanks for all the laughs Mr Brenner. One of my favorite comedians ever...Rest in Peace.

Count Jerkula said...

You hoovered enough snow to adequately stock a giant slalom course. RIP funnyman.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

I didn't know him, RIP anyway.

Del Riser said...

I met him once in the airport in Reno. Nice guy. Went to see him several times here in Vegas, very funny. He was a good dad, he essentially quit touring to stay home and raise his kids. RIP.

Becca Parker said...

No reason to have Bonsall rest in peace.
By numerous reports, he lost his mind & turned into an actual Nazi.

auntliddy said...

Becks-guess afterworld will deal with him.

auntliddy said...

Oh, and fuck cancer.

packer said...

A class guy, to young to die. I grew up watching him. If more actors and actresses would act more like this we would be better off. To many famous people in Hollywood have died this year. Will say prayer for all of them. May god be with all the families who have lost somebody in the acting business.

CarolMR said...

RIP, David. I saw him years ago in a Manhattan restaurant. Handsome in person!