Jak Knight’s death shocked Hollywood on Friday as word spread of his untimely passing at the age of 28.
Originally from Seattle and based in LA, Knight was a regular on the indie stage and amassed a wide range of fans, friends, and admirers in a brief but bright career that included writing and dubbing. voice for a character Big mouthco-created and starred in the just-released Peacock’s Bust Down contrasted with close friends like Chris Redd and Sam Jay, and opened the door to indie legends like Dave Chappelle.
Here’s a rundown of the tributes and responses in social media rounds.
Rest in peace Jak Knight. Funny comedian and a great guy. I can not believe it.
– Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) July 16, 2022
Jak Knight is such a loss. So talent never a dull moment to hang out with him. The world of humor, his friends and family have lost a really good person.
– Free Travon (@Travon) July 16, 2022
It’s all venomous and hilarious. He was a veteran comic before turning 21. Rest in power, young icon.
– Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) July 16, 2022
What the hell. I can not believe it. I do not know what to say. Jak is a great manga and human being. Absolute destruction. https://t.co/ZeUNiFSQA3
– Adam Conover (@adamconover) July 16, 2022
Every time I go on a show with Jak Knight, it feels like he could easily be “a 21 year old with the heat and know it” but he is always *so nice* to everyone. , on any level, and damn fun. Think of your friends and the humor community today.
– TJ Chambers @ SDCC (@tjchambersLA) July 16, 2022
I don’t know what to say about Jak Knight that he wouldn’t mock me. But you were immensely loved and respected. There will never be anyone like you
– Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) July 16, 2022
Jak Knight is a hysterical and honest comedian. We will miss him very much. pic.twitter.com/F1dQEjT5GV
– funny (@ComedyCentral) July 15, 2022
I remember being on a show with Jak Knight when I first started – I was nervous and he was so encouraging and kind. I always remember that. Thinking of his friends and family tonight.
– blaire erskine (@blaireerskine) July 16, 2022
RIP Jak Knight. One of the most talented and fun guys in the game.
– Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) July 16, 2022
RIP for Jak Knight. We recorded Netflix specials years ago. He’s an incredibly hilarious original voice in comedy and a great guy that people will miss.
– Tim Dillon (@TimJDillon) July 16, 2022
You could tell he was special the first time you saw him. So much talent and even better people. RIP Jak Knight.
– Josh Adam Meyers (@JoshAdamMeyers) July 16, 2022
A few years ago a young man Jak Knight started using our open mic and it was clear from the start he was exceptional. Jak is a brilliant writer and performer, years ahead of his age. He has so much more to say and we are heartbroken that we won’t hear it. We love you forever Jak. pic.twitter.com/NFnCa87eTV
– Hollywood Improvement (@HollywoodImprov) July 16, 2022
Jak Knight is a very funny and kind guy. It’s miserable. Another young comic was born too soon.
– Brabbbssss Graayy (@BabsGray) July 16, 2022
Jak Knight is a great comedian and is only 28 years old. Such an honest voice, great to take.
– Dave Sirus (@DaveSirus) July 16, 2022
RIP for Jak Knight, honestly my favorite comedian these days. Bold and inexplicably funny❤️
– FLYLO (@flyinglotus) July 16, 2022
There are people you meet along the way and you immediately know: they have something special. One of those people is Jak Knight. My deepest condolences to his family and close friends.
– Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) July 16, 2022
Wait- Jak Knight? No https://t.co/S76ywpu3YB
– Mary Lynn Rajskub (@MaryLynnRajskub) July 16, 2022
Crushed by Jak Knight’s departure. Watch Bust Down NOW. I was lucky enough to spend years writing for and for Jak, and we taped our Netflix series on the same night. What a strange, surprising, kind, quirky talent. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
– Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) July 16, 2022
Whenever I’m in the lineup with Jak Knight, I know it’s going to be an insanely funny night. Always enjoyed following him over the past decade. He won big, it was all deserved, was witty and memorable in every moment on stage as well as on stage. A traumatic loss to comedy.
– James Adomian (@JAdomian) July 16, 2022
– bobbyh Hundreds.eth (@bobbyh Hundreds) July 16, 2022
I asked him to do this game with me. He was very excited. Come to work every day, hella is funny and does her thing. Continue to thrive in your career. Hard man… RIP Jak Knight. @ NBA2K https://t.co/rvPIC0BRJT
– guru Cov (@BearCov) July 16, 2022
Oh my gosh, Jak Knight. Always greet me with a big smile and a hug. What a talent, what a sweet kid (he was a teenager when I met him! With a backpack!) Damn, this hurts. Rest in peace, Jack.
– Adrienne Airhart (@craydrienne) July 16, 2022