Stand-up comedian Jak Knight dead at 28

Stand-up comedian Jak Knight dead at 28

Stand-up comedian Jak Knight, who starred in the Netflix animated series “Big Mouth,” has died, his family confirmed to media outlets. He was 28.

Knight died Thursday night in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Reporter and other outlets reported, citing a statement released by Knight’s family through a representative. The statement did not disclose the circumstances of his death.

Knight co-created and starred in Peacock’s “Bust Down,” a comedy series this year about four friends working in dead-end jobs at a casino. He was a co-executive producer on the HBO talk show “Pause With Sam Jay,” was a writer on the show “Black-ish,” and recently finished filming an acting role in “First Time Female Director.”

As a writer and producer on the hit animated show “Big Mouth,” Knight was the voice behind the character Devon. Originally from Seattle, Knight lived in Los Angeles, according to an online biography.

“Jak Knight was a hysterical and honest comedian,” Comedy Central’s Twitter account posted. “We will miss him tremendously.”

The Twitter account for HBO Max called Knight “a comedic force who lit up every room he was ever in.”

News of Knight’s death prompted a flood of tributes to the late comedian.

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