Remembering Comedian David Brenner (1936 - 2014)

By Jason Leung Jul 10, 2014

Comedian David Brenner, who guest starred in the Valentine's Day episode from Season 1 of Modern Family, passed away on March 15, 2014. Take a look back at how David Brenner made Jay and Gloria laugh just like he did for thousands of fans throughout his long career as a comic.

Comedian David Brenner played himself in "My Funky Valentine" from Season 1 of Modern Family.


In the episode "My Funky Valentine," Jay takes Gloria out to a comedy show headlined by comic legend David Brenner. Gloria would have preferred to go salsa dancing, but she soons finds herself loving the comedian's routine. It's Jay who eventually wants to dance his way out of there when he becomes the butt of the joke as David starts making fun of the old guy in the audience with the hot, young wife.

David Brenner found some new fans (including Gloria) in Modern Family's first Valentine's Day episode, which also introduced Phil Dunphy's romantic alterego, Clive Bixby.