Netflix comedian and ‘Bust Down’ actor Jak Knight dies aged 28


Jak Knight, a comedian, writer and actor who appeared on the show “Bust Down”, has deceased. He was 28 years old.

A representative for Knight confirmed in a statement that Knight died Thursday evening at his home in Los Angeles. The representative said Knight’s family has announced his death and will not be releasing further details at this time.

In 2022, Knight appeared on the Peacock original series “Bust Down” alongside Chris Red, Sam Jay and Langston Kerman. He also voiced the character Devon in the Netflix animated series “Big mouth” from 2017 to 2021 and co-executive producer of HBO’s “Pause with Sam Jay.”

Knight has also performed live stand-up comedy around the world, with his half-hour Netflix special airing as part of “The Comedy Lineup” series in 2018.

Following news of Knight’s death, comedians and actors took to Twitter to mourn the loss and share fond memories.

“Rest in Peace Jack Knight” wrote actor Kumail Nanjiani. “Hilarious comedian and a great guy. I can’t believe it.”

“Every time I was part of a line-up with Jak Knight, I knew it was going to be a wildly funny night,” wrote comedian James Adomian. “Always loved watching him over the past decade. He was winning big, all well deserved, so witty and memorable every moment on and off stage. A painful loss for comedy.”

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“I don’t know what to say about Jak Knight that he wouldn’t laugh at me for,” wrote writer and actor Dani Fernandez. “But you were so incredibly loved and respected. There will never be someone like you.”

“RIP to Jak Knight,” wrote comedian Tim Dillon. “We recorded Netflix specials together years ago. He was an incredibly funny original voice in comedy and a great guy who will be sorely missed.”

“I used to see him with his backpack at every gig in LA when he was literally just a kid,” wrote Mo Mandel. “He was funny from the start and always had an amazing smile. Very sad to read of his passing. Pray for his family and go see his comedy.


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