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: