Comedian Jak Knight tragically dies at age 28

By | August 21, 2023



death – Obituary News : Tragic Loss: Comedian and Author Jak Knight Passes Away Unexpectedly in Los Angeles

Los Angeles was struck with sadness on Thursday night as news broke of the unexpected passing of comedian and author Jak Knight. The 28-year-old co-creator of Bust Down tragically died, leaving friends, family, and fans devastated. Although the cause of his death remains unknown, tributes have poured in from netizens and celebrities alike, honoring the rising star.

Knight, who was based in LA, was best known for his work on various television programs, including black-ish and Big Mouth. The family’s spokeswoman has requested that fans respect their privacy during this “very trying time.”

Born in Seattle, Knight made the move to Los Angeles to pursue his comedy career. His talent quickly caught the attention of industry professionals, leading to numerous opportunities. In 2013, he contributed to the Fox animated comedy Lucas Bros. Moving Company and was subsequently named a Comic To Watch by Comedy Central the following year. Knight’s star continued to rise, and in 2015, he was selected as the New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. That same year, he had the honor of opening for comedy giants such as Dave Chappelle, Eric Andre, Moshe Kasher, Aziz Ansari, and Joel McHale at the Oddball Comedy Festival.

Knight’s career continued to flourish as he joined the staff of the acclaimed Netflix series Big Mouth in 2017. Not only did he serve as a writer for the show, but he also lent his voice to the character DeVon, appearing in 28 episodes. In 2021, Knight became a regular performer on the late-night program Pause With Sam Jay, showcasing his comedic genius. He even took on the role of producer for the show. Additionally, he made notable appearances on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @MIDNIGHT, and Adam Devin’s House Party.

Adding to his impressive resume, Knight became a writer for Bill Burr’s sketch comedy series Immoral Compass on Roku Channel. His talent extended beyond the comedy world, as he was also known for his prowess in the NBA2K video game, often playing alongside Hannibal Buress and Michael B Jordan, as mentioned on his official website.


The news of Knight’s passing has deeply affected not only his fans but also his Bust Down family. In a statement, they described him as a “wonderful comic, visionary, and artist.” Comedy Central also paid tribute to Knight on Twitter, hailing him as a “hilarious and sincere entertainer.” The loss has reverberated throughout the comedy community, with comedians Kumail Nanjiani, Tom Dillon, and TJ Chambers expressing their shock and grief.

Fans have taken to Twitter to share their sorrow and reminisce about their favorite moments with Knight. Many referred to him as “what the culture needed” and hailed him as a future goat (best of all time). Others described him as “one of the funniest comedians” they had ever seen and expressed their profound sadness at his untimely demise.

Jak Knight’s passing has left a void in the comedy world, robbing us of a talented and promising artist. As we mourn the loss of this brilliant individual, let us remember the joy and laughter he brought to our lives through his extraordinary talent..