Jak Knight, known for his stand-up comedy as well as his writing and acting, passed away at the age of 28.
Who is Jak Knight?
Stand-up comedian Jak Knight was a contributor to television sitcoms such as Big Mouth and Black-ish, and he was one of the co-creators of the show Bust Down.
Knight also made an appearance on The Meltdown when he and Jonah and Kumail performed one of the show’s classic interstitial stand-up pieces.
In 2015, Knight transitioned from stand-up and online comedy to television by taking a job as a writer for the animated sitcom Lucas Bros Moving Co., produced by the comedians Keith and Kenneth Lucas. The Lucas brothers hired Knight.
How did jack knight die?
Jak Knight, a talented TV and streaming writer and comedian, passed away on July 14 in Los Angeles. He was 28. His relatives broke the tragic news to everyone that he had passed away recently. Jak Knight is best known for his work as a writer on the award-winning Netflix comedy “Big Mouth” and ABC’s “Black-ish.” He recently co-created the Peacock sitcom “Bust Down,” which he also executive produced
The announcement of Jak Knight’s passing comes several months after the death of the iconic actor and comic Louie Anderson on January 21. After discovering he had cancer, he was admitted to the hospital a few days earlier; nevertheless, he did not survive his illness.
Another iconic figure in the world of comedy who passed away on January 9 was Bob Saget. Regarding the passing of famous people, on December 31, 2021, Betty White passed away due to natural causes at the age of 99. Chick Vennera, DMX, Jay Black, and Jeanette Maus are some other well-known people who departed away in the past year, leaving behind heartbroken legions of devoted followers.
Although Jak Knight had his home in Los Angeles, he was born and raised in Seattle. The production of “First Time Female Director,” Chelsea Peretti’s first feature film as director, was recently brought to a successful conclusion by him. Knight, who also provided the voice for the character of Devon on ‘Big Mouth,’ went on several tours in support of his Netflix special, which was a part of the series ‘The Comedy Lineup’ and was shown in 2018.
What was his cause of death?
The cause of his death is not known yet. The Knight family did not discuss the incident publicly in any detail. However, a representative for Jak Knight did comment on his untimely passing, saying, “Knight’s loved ones ask that their privacy please be respected during this tough time,” as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Knight’s death came as a shock to the entertainment industry. When he turned 20, the outstanding actor, comedian, and writer landed his first job in the entertainment sector. Earlier in his career, Jak Knight served as an opening act for the legendary stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle. Jak Knight has also collaborated with other talented performers such as Joel McHale, Eric Andre, Moshe Kasher, and Aziz
Tribute to jack knight death ?
I remember being on a show with Jak Knight back when I was just starting out – I was so nervous and he was so encouraging and kind. I’ve always remembered that. Thinking of his friends and family tonight.— blaire erskine (@blaireerskine) July 16, 2022
Jak Knight was a hysterical and honest comedian. We will miss him tremendously. pic.twitter.com/F1dQEjT5GV— comedycentral (@ComedyCentral) July 15, 2022
I don’t know what to say about Jak Knight that he wouldn’t make fun of me for. But you were so incredibly loved and respected. There will never be anyone quite like you 💔— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) July 16, 2022
What the fuck. I can’t believe it. I don’t know what to say. Jak was a tremendous comic and human being. Absolutely devastating. https://t.co/ZeUNiFSQA3— Adam Conover (@adamconover) July 16, 2022
I don’t know what to say. I met Jak Knight when he was a teenager. I’ll never forget the weekend me, him and Mo Welch did a casino show for a bunch of Trump voters. One crowd was especially hateful and he didn’t hold back a single punch.— Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) July 16, 2022
Jak Knight is such a loss. So talented never a dull moment hanging out with him. The comedy world, his friends and family lost a really good one.— Travon Free (@Travon) July 16, 2022
Rest In Peace Jak Knight. Hilarious comedian and a great guy. I can’t believe it.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) July 16, 2022
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