Jak Knight, comedian and writer, died at 28

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: Comedian Jak Knight attends the 2017 TBS Comedy Festival – TBS + NYCF Presents: The Official NYCF2017 Talent Party on November 9, 2017 in New York City. 27441_001 (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for TBS)

Humorist and writer Jak Knight has died aged 28.

The Hollywood Reporter shared that Knight died in Los Angeles on Thursday. A cause of death has not been shared for the comedian.

“Knight’s loved ones ask that their privacy be respected during this extremely difficult time,” a representative for Knight told the outlet.

Knight’s career was taking off as his recent production for Peacock, “Bust Down,” debuted in March. Knight co-created, produced and starred in the series.

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He has also written for hit shows including by Netflix ABC’s “Big Mouth” and “Black-ish.”

His peers shared their condolences after the tragic news of his death.

Comedy Central took to Twitter on Friday and wrote, “Jak Knight was a hysterical, honest comedian. He will be sorely missed.”

Peacock’s “Bust Down” and Universal Television shared a joint statement with The Hollywood Reporter that read, “We are devastated by the passing of Jak Knight.”

“He was a brilliant comedian, visionary and artist and we were all blessed to experience his greatness. Our hearts are with Jak’s family, friends and community during this heartbreaking time.”

Peacock’s “Bust Down” and Universal Television shared a joint statement with The Hollywood Reporter that read, “We are devastated by the passing of Jak Knight.”

“He was a brilliant comedian, visionary and artist and we were all blessed to experience his greatness. Our hearts are with Jak’s family, friends and community during this heartbreaking time.”

Knight would eventually open for Chappelle as one of the comedians to join him on stage while touring.

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During that same interview, Knight detailed DeVon’s songwriting and voice acting on the hit series “Big Mouth.”

“Being a writer is amazing and just being in the room with some of the brightest people in the world, and I get to sit across the table with people like Jordan Peele and Maya Rudolph,” he said. he shares. “It’s surreal but it’s a lot of work, work.”

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