Soft Pretzels With Mustard

SubwayHere’s one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite raconteurs of observational comedy.  “Did you ever notice those people on a subway platform leaning over the edge, peering down the tunnel?  What do they think they’re going to see?  Do they expect to see a guy come rowing out in a gondola?”

Here is David Brenner’s first appearance on The Tonight Show that launched his career.

Johnny Carson introduced Brenner as being “warped”, which may be a prerequisite for a professional comedian, and Brenner’s humor remained warped to the end – if his website is any indication.

Like another famous Jewish comedian, Jackie Mason, Brenner came from a family of distinguished Rabbis though his father was a vaudevillian performer and his comedic influence.  He always associated himself with his Phila’elphia roots, witnessed by the title of his autobiography.

Brenner Pretzels

RIP: Raised in Philly, and a special breed of comedian who will be missed.

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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