David Brenner was the most frequent guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and famous for his observational comedy. The stand-up comedian, actor and author passed away on March 15th, 2014 at the age of 78 from cancer.
His national TV debut came in 1971, which followed with 158 appearances on “The Tonight Show.” He broke a record, guest hosting for Carson 75 times from 1975 to 1984. Brenner was ranked No. 53 on Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.
Before he stepped on stage as a joke-maker, Brenner was a writer, director and producer of 115 television documentaries. His position heading up the documentary units of Westinghouse Broadcasting and Metromedia won nearly 30 awards, including an Emmy.
Brenner is survived by his wife, Ruth, his three sons and his grandson, Wesley.