David Brenner

David Brenner, Remembered

03/18/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

David Brenner, a proud Jew, was honored at an Israel Bonds dinner in 1992. He told how he grew up in a tough, changing neighborhood of Philadelphia where he’d run into someone’s fist every day. “Why do you hate me?” he’d ask.

David Brenner receives Israel Cultural Award from Ron Silver at an Israel Bonds dinner in 1992. Courtesy of Israel Bonds

David Brenner, Jewish Comedy Royalty, Dies At 78

03/16/2014 - 20:00

David Brenner, a longtime standup comedian whose observational humor is credited with inspiring many top comics, has died.

Brenner, a Philadelphia native, died at his home in New York City on Saturday after battling cancer. He was 78.

David Brenner
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