David Brenner is one of the greats to ever play the Comedy Game! After making his national television debut on the The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson (The launching ground for every great comedian) he became the show’s most frequent guest with 158 appearances, has co-hosted in place of Johnny Carson many times, and has appeared more often on major TV Talk Shows than any other entertainer in television history. Comedy Central ranked him as one of the greatest stand-ups ever, and he is widely credited by many of comedy’s current giants as being one of the great influencers of the genre. David helped entertainers like Howard Stern gain prominence early in their careers by being one of the first “A-List” guests to appear on their shows, and he has become a noted political pundit because his act is based on “very” current events and he frequently appears on news oriented shows including, MSNBC, CNN and The Fox Network. He has had 4 highly rated HBO specials (including one performed line called “David Brenner Back With A Vengeance”), and before stepping in front of the TV camera and stage, he enjoyed a successful career as the writer/producer/director of 115 television documentaries and headed the distinguished documentary departments of both Westinghouse Broadcasting and Metromedia Broadcasting. Brenner’s documentary work earned him a total of nearly thirty awards and citations including an Emmy Award. A True Entertainment and Comedy Icon.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down for a private and intimate look into the life and genius mind of one of Comedy’s greatest voices, David Brenner, to talk about his iconic career, his first appearance on The Tonight Show, stepping in and hosting for the greatest to ever do it Johnny Carson, his relationship with the late Helen Gurley Brown of Cosmopolitan Magazine, when he realized he was funny, how the comedy genre has changed over the years, and what lies ahead for the great legend. What a pleasure to share the afternoon with someone who has made millions of people laugh over the years, and David couldn’t be a more humble, sweet, and amazing man with stories that truly remind you how blessed and rich a life he has lived! Enjoy Kade Nation!!
Here are some of David’s great moments including his first night on The Tonight Show (Yes it’s in black and white!), hosting The Tonight Show in place of Johnny Carson, and David hosting his own talk show with Farrah Fawcett as guest..