R.I.P. David Brenner (1936-2014)

David Brenner┬ádied today at his New York City home, with his family by his side. Brenner had been battling cancer. The stand-up comedian was 78. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; sons Cole, Wyatt and Slade; and grandson Wesley. Richard Lewis, a longtime friend of Brenner’s, said via Twitter today, “Brenner was a star. The king of ‘hip, observational comedy.’ Mentored me. He was family. This leaves an irreplaceable hole.” Steve Martin offered: “Loved David Brenner. He gave me good advice early in my career (which I wrote about in my autobio). A gentleman, and really, really funny.”...

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