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David Brenner, Comedy Legend, Dead at 78

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By Michael Lewittes

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David Brenner, the legendary comedian who appeared on the “Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” more than 150 times, passed away on Saturday in New York.

The comic had reportedly been battling an aggressive form of cancer.

Brenner was a regular on talk shows and games shows, and briefly hosted his own late night show in 1987.

Younger audiences knew him from his frequent appearances on Howard Stern’s radio show.

Brenner was 78.

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