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Comedian David Brenner, 'Tonight Show' Favorite, Dies

  • Aired: 1/16/2014
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David Brenner, the gangly, toothy-grinned 'Tonight Show' favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a staple for other standup comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser, died Saturday. Comedian Richard Lewis said in a statement, 'To me, historically, he was the godfather of hip, observational comedy, his passing leaves a hole in my life that can never be replaced.' Brenner was a regular on other TV talk shows and game shows and starred in four HBO comedy specials.

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