I just heard the sad news that we lost comedian David Brenner.
It was just over a year ago that I had the honor to interview him over the phone and then meet him when he performed a few weeks later at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey.
He was a humble, down to earth man. I spent about 35 minutes on the phone with him and off the record I told him I had a childhood crush on him when he was on Hollywood Squares.
Here is the article I wrote about him last year: http://thealternativepress.com/towns/millburn-slash-short-hills/sections/arts-and-entertainment/articles/comic-legend-david-brenner-comes-to-paper-mill-pl
May he rest in peace. My condolences to his loved ones.