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Stand-Up Comedian And Writer Of Bust Down, Jak Knight, Dies at 28

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Stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Jak Knight, known for his work in the Peacock series Bust Down and several other projects, died at the age of 28 on Thursday night in Los Angeles. The news was confirmed by his family. The reason for his demise has not yet been revealed.

The comedian is acknowledged for his writing comical writing talent in shows spanning from Big Mouth to ABC’s popular series Black-ish. The most recent project he was associated with was co- creating, executing, producing and starring in the Peacock series’ Bust Down. The premise of the series follows a group of friends working low-wage jobs in a casino in Gary, Indiana. The show stars Chris Redd, Sam Jay and Langston Kerman.

Comedy Central paid a tribute to Knight on their Twitter account, describing the comedian as, “a hysterical and honest comedian. We will miss him tremendously.”

The entire team of Bust Down also shared their sincere condolences by expressing, “we are devasted by the passing of Jak Knight. He was a brilliant comedian, visionary and artist and we were all lucky to experience his greatness.”

The Hollywood Reporter noted the statement given by Knight’s family said, “Knight’s loved ones ask that their privacy please be respected during this extremely difficult time.”

The comedian in an interview with Respect had reminisced about the beginning of his comedy career and talked about his inspiration – Dave Chappelle. Jak Knight performed the opening act for several shows and worked with stars like Joel McHale, Eric Andre, Mosher Kasher and Aziz Ansari.

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