David Norris Brenner (February 4, https://hendersonvilleonline.com936 – March https://hendersonvilleonline.com5, 20https://hendersonvilleonline.com4) was an American comedian, actor and author.
Brenner was born in https://hendersonvilleonline.com936 and raised in poor areas of Philadelphia. At school, Brenner was elected class president every year. After high school, he largely hung out on the street corners for two years, followed by two years in the army, serving in the https://hendersonvilleonline.com0https://hendersonvilleonline.comst Airborne and as a cryptographer of the 595th Signal Corp in Boblingen, Germany. After being discharged, he attended Temple University, where he majored in mass communication and graduated with honors.
After making his national television debut, on the The Tonight Show, he became the show’s most frequent guest, with https://hendersonvilleonline.com58 appearances. He guest-hosted for Johnny Carson 75 times between https://hendersonvilleonline.com975 and https://hendersonvilleonline.com984, putting him fifth on the list of most frequent guest hosts for Carson. Brenner was ranked No. 53 on Comedy Central Presents: https://hendersonvilleonline.com00 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.” At one point, he had appeared more often on major TV talk shows than any other entertainer. He also wrote five books.
Comedian David Brenner dies at age 78