Late night comedian David Brenner dies at 78

By Tom Boggioni
Saturday, March 15, 2014 21:03 EDT
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CNN has reported that comedian David Brenner, a frequent guest on Johnny Carson’s Tonight  Show has died at the age of 78.

According to family spokesperson, the comedian who appeared on the Tonight Show a record 158 times, passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Besides being a late night fixture, Brenner was also was the author of five books, his last one published in 2003 titled: ‘I Think There’s a Terrorist in My Soup.’

According to family spokesman Jeff Abraham, Brenner’s last request was to have $100 in small bills tucked in his sock, “just in case tipping is recommended where I’m going.”

His gravestone is to read: “If this is supposed to be a joke — then I don’t get it!,” according to Abraham.

Brenner is survived by his wife, three sons and a grandson.

Watch below for a performance By Brenner on Burt Sugarman’s Midnight Special, found on YouTube:

Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing at the horizon waiting for the end of the world, or the sun to go down. Whichever comes first.
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