Brenner appeared on "The Tonight Show" more than 150 times. He gained traction through his anecdotes about his daily life and current events.
David began his career in entertainment as a writer of television documentaries. In the early 1970s he started performing stand-up comedy, and in 1986 landed his own late-night syndicated talk show "Nightlife."
Brenner's family said in a statement, “In David’s final request he asked that one hundred dollars in small bills be placed in his left sock ‘just in case tipping is recommended where I’m going.'”