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David Brenner dies: Saluting 40 years of memorable TV moments -- VIDEO

Tonight Show David Brenner

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Comedian David Brenner, a familiar face on TV talk shows and stand-up comedy stages since the 1970s, died on March 15 at age 78, according to his publicist. Watch some of the memorable moments from 40+ years of laughs:

Tonight Show debut (1971)
According to Brenner’s official website, the comedian would appear on The Tonight Show a record 158 times.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7-ZF7wiPl8

Standup routine on NBC’s Midnight Special (1974)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haH0ruz0Q0Q

Co-hosting The Morning Show with Kathie Lee Gifford (c. 1980s)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0eeHYq82vI

Howard Stern meets David Brenner on local N.Y. morning TV show’s final broadcast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpNpDJJUciE

Howard Stern accepts bikini underwear challenge on Brenner’s Nightlife (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZMFQ3kowvA

On The Jon Stewart Show (c. 1993-95)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APYhUXfHfWI

Rethinking pregnancy on Late Night With Conan O’Brien
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWzFDwmL9oo

Riffing on the Monica Lewinsky scandal on Late Show With David Letterman (c. 1998)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RENrAj403bg

Talking race stereotypes and reality TV on Politically Incorrect (Jan. 8, 2002)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3OaFvaZcvo

Cracking up the ladies of Chicago’s You & Me This Morning (March 1, 2013)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg9r3m4Id0A

Originally posted March 15 2014 — 8:19 PM EDT

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