It’s a sad day for the Hollywood industry as BIG MOUTH” ACTOR AND COMEDIAN JAK KNIGHT DIED AT 28. We learned that his agency representative announced his death on Thursday night of undisclosed causes.
Jak was born on November 8, 1993, in Seattle, Washington, USA.
“Knight’s loved ones ask that their privacy be respected during this tough time,” the representative said.
Knight’s career was on the rise. He has written for shows like Netflix’s Big Mouth. He co-created and starred in the new series Peacock Bust Down, which centres on a group of friends working low-paying jobs in Gary, Indiana.
From 2017-21, he was a writer and producer on the hit animated sitcom “Big Mouth” and voiced the character of Devon.
Knight worked as a writer for the ABC comedy “Black-ish” in 2019-20. His 30-minute stand-up Netflix special aired in 2018 as part of “The Comedy Line-up” series.
In 2018, he was named a Comedy Central Comic to Watch, a New Face at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival in 2015, and an L.A. Comic. to watch from Timeout in 2018.
He has opened for various stand-up comedians, including Dave Chappelle, Joel McHale, Eric Andre, Moshe Kasher and Hannibal Buress.
Knight finished her first and last film role in Chelsea Peretti’s First Time Female Director. Knight recently completed filming as an actor in “First Time Female Director,” written and directed by Chelsea Peretti.
Since March, Knight with Chris Redd, Sam Jay and Langston Kerman in the Peacock series “Bust Down”, which he also helped create.
The short but impressive career of comedian and writer Jake Knight started just 20 years ago, writing for the Lucas Bros. animated series. Moving Co.,
He cited Dave Chapelle as an inspiration for his comedy career, to whom he eventually opened up. The company A.V. Club says Knight gained more recognition when he was chosen to create a scene for Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup.
In addition to writing for Big Mouth, Knight provided the voice for the character DeVon. Knight said about the experience: “Being a writer is amazing and just being in a room with countless accomplished people in the world and I get to sit at a table with people like Jordan Peele and Maya Rudolph. It’s surreal, but it’s a lot of work.”
Tributes are pouring in for Jak Knight.
Fans are paying their tribute to Knight following the comedian’s death. Kumail Nanjiani called Knight a “hilarious comedian and a great guy” on Twitter. Comedy Central tweeted: “How Knight was a hysterical and honest comedian. He will be sorely missed.”
A joint statement from Peacock and Universal Television read: “We are devastated by the death of Jake Knight. He was a great comedian, visionary and artist, and we were lucky to experience his greatness. Our hearts go out to Jake’s family at this heart-breaking time. friends and community.”
2022 saw many notable losses from James Caan to Ray Liotta. But at such a young age and with what appeared to be a brilliant comedy career ahead of him, Jake Knight’s death is specifically tragic. Nerd Stash honours the comedian and provides condolences to his family.
Knight executive produced “Pause with Sam Jay” for HBO and was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for his work on various shows.
It’s a shame that such a brilliant young soul is lost from our world forever, and the industry lost one of its most significant.