David Brenner Dead: Hollywood Pays Tribute to the Comedian
"He was such a huge part of why so many of us became comics," Paul Reiser tweeted of Brenner, who died Saturday at age 78.
Hollywood is mourning the death of comedian David Brenner.
Brenner, who was a favorite of Johnny Carson and appeared more times on The Tonight Show than any other guest, died Saturday of cancer. He was 78.
After news of his death broke, many in Hollywood -- including several of his fellow comedians -- hit Twitter to express their grief over his death. Read some of the reactions below.
Just heard about David Brenner's passing. He was such a huge part of why so many of us became comics. This makes me very sad. RIP David.— Paul Reiser (@PaulReiser) March 15, 2014
David Brenner was a great friend and always there for me when I needed advice. My condolences to his family. RIP pal.— Bobby Slayton (@PitbullofComedy) March 15, 2014
Brenner was a star .The king of "hip, observational comedy." mentored me He was family.This leaves an irreplaceable hole.— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) March 15, 2014
David Brenner #2 YouTube my pal's ist Tonight Show in 1971 and see what"killing" means in stand up comedy.— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) March 15, 2014
RIP to my Philly hometown hero, comedian David Brenner. I hope he is having prerzels with mustard in heaven. http://t.co/VSp8IBX8lE— Jay Samit (@jaysamit) March 15, 2014
We morn the loss of Comedian David Brenner our condolences go out to the Brenner family. He was always kind to me... http://t.co/lExOc5GkHU— KC Sunshine band (@kcandsunshineb) March 15, 2014
R.I.P. David Brenner (1936-2014), comedian and Carson-era Tonight Show mainstay.— Doug Jones (@DougJones100) March 15, 2014
Sad to hear of the passing of David Brenner today. He was a brilliant comedian who I thoroughly enjoyed through the years. RIP..,— Howard Finkel (@howardfinkel) March 15, 2014
When I think of David Brenner, I think of my parents laughing hysterically, so he'll always have a warm spot in my heart. #RIP— Josh Weinstein (@JElvisWeinstein) March 15, 2014
David Brenner was very kind to me. I'll miss him. http://t.co/MFd9RCT0lh— Fred Stoller (@Fred_Stoller) March 15, 2014
R.I.P. David Brenner. I will always remember the laughs and your incredibly generous spirit. It was an honor to have you in my life.— Alan Zweibel (@AlanZweibel) March 15, 2014
Hollywood PR honcho Michael Levine talks David Brenner. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Brenner family. pic.twitter.com/MQ1eNtYqdo— Martha Quinn (@MarthaQuinn) March 15, 2014