Records special "David Brenner: Back With A Vengeance" (HBO, 2000)
Lands short-lived chat show, "Nightlife" (Syndication, 1986)
Releases comedy album, Excuse Me, Are You Reading That Paper?
Makes national TV debut on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" (CBS, 1962-1992)
Brenner asked to have $100 in small bills placed in his left sock after he died "in case tipping is recommended where I’m going," while his epitaph read, "If this is supposed to be a joke – then I don't get it!"