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David Brenner

My Appreciation

Paul Reiser | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Paul Reiser

Dave Brenner was in our living room with remarkable regularity, a saturation level I've never seen equaled since. He was a guest on the Tonight Show, he hosted the Tonight Show, he was on Merv Griffin, he was on Mike Douglas (for weeks at a time), he was on game shows... and, it seemed to me, always with new material. That kind of prolific consistency takes a lot of hard work and dedication -- something I sensed would hit home with my dad.

How David Brenner Helped Launch the Success of the Legendary Club Catch a Rising Star

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy
Jeryl Brunner

The moment that David Brenner went on stage, the audience went nuts. As the comedians would say, he killed. His act was flawless, and Brenner soon became a regular performer at the club.

'Tonight Show' Legend Dies At 78

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.15.2014 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Brenner, the lanky, toothy-grinned "Tonight Show" favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a staple for other st...

5 Comedy Career Lessons for College Graduates

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 06.06.2012 | Comedy
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Given commencement is right down the road, it seemed only fitting to share these comedy life lessons with parents and their graduates....

Brad Garrett: Gambling on His Own Club in Las Vegas

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Garrett's view of the world is firmly rooted in his own experience and his ardent belief in the generally DNA-dictated, preordained roles of men and women. And that is what his comedy is about.

David Brenner at Zanies: "This is What Comedy Was Meant to Do"

Donald Liebenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Donald Liebenson

Name a comedy personage, and Brenner likely has a story about him. Steve Martin credits Brenner with advising him how to make the transition from opening act to headliner.