Stand-up Comedian Jak Knight passed away on the evening of July 14 at the devastatingly young age of 28. Knight’s family has affirmed his passing but did not provide any details regarding the cause of death.
Knight was a comedian, but he was also known as an actor and writer with production credits on both cable networks and streaming services. He was probably best known for his work on the well-known animated television show Big Mouth, in which he worked as a consulting producer and writer as well as voiced the character DeVon.
In addition to working in Netflix’s Big Mouth, Knight also toured the world doing stand-up and in 2018 had a comedy special released on Netflix.
More recently the comedian’s schedule had been packed with upcoming projects, Knight co-created and even starred in a Peacock original series called Bust Down. The series starred big names such as SNL veteran Chris Redd. Knight is also credited as a co-executive producer for Pause with Sam Jay on HBO. As for his work on screen, he just wrapped First Time Female Director, which is Chelsea Peretti’s directorial debut project.
No details about a memorial for Jak Knight have been announced at this time.