Jak Knight is a standup comedian, actor, and writer who recently co-created and also starred in the “Peacock Bust Down”. He died at the age of 28 only.
Jak Knight died in Los Angeles on a Thursday night:
Through an agency rep, Jak Knight’s family announced that he died in Los Angeles on a Thursday night, the cause of death and other information is not released yet. During this difficult time, his family and friends asked that their privacy should be respected.
Jak Knight was at a good place in his career and also his star was rising. After writing for Netflix’s hit comedy shows including “Big Mouth” and “Black-ish”, he co-created and starred in the “Peacock Bust Down” series. He was starring opposite Chris Redd, Sam Jay, and Langston Kerman who were in his team of co-creators. The show was released in March for the first time.
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Jak Knight recently wrapped filming for “First Time Female Director”:
Jak Knight also worked in “Pause” an HBO series along with Sam Jay as an actor, co-executive producer, and writer. He recently wrapped filming for “First Time Female Director” which is a feature directorial debut of Chelsea Peretti. For his stand-up acts, he frequently toured all over the world and also performed on Netflix’s half-hour special in 2018 as a part of “The Comedy Lineup series”.
Jak Knight gave credits to stand-up comedian legend Dave Chappelle and also the animated Boondocks for inspiring him in his comedy career. Jak said “100% the reasons why I do what I do.” He opened his feelings on a tour for Chappelle, and he joined numerous on-stage stand-up comedy acts including Joel McHale, Eric Andre, Moshe Kasher, and Aziz Ansari.
The comedy community expressed sadness and disbelief at Jal Knight’s death:
Many insiders expressed sadness and disbelief on Friday as his death came as a shock for the comedy community. Peacock Bust Down family and Universal Television shared a joint statement saying, “We are devastated by the passing of Jak Knight”. They further said that “He was a brilliant comedian, visionary, and artist and we were all lucky to experience his greatness. Our hearts are with Jak’s family, friends, and community during this heartbreaking time.”
Comedy Central shared a tribute on their official Twitter account, calling him “a hysterical and honest comedian. We will miss him tremendously. “Flying Lotus or FlyLo is a music producer, DJ, and rapper called Jak Knight “unapologetically bold and hilarious.”