Jak Knight, comedian and ‘Bust Down’ star, dead at 28

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Comedian and actor Jak Knight died on Thursday night. He was 28 years old.

Knight’s family confirmed the news to Deadline, saying Knight died in Los Angeles. No cause of death was given.

Knight was best known for co-creating and starring in Peacock’s comedy series “Bust Down” alongside Chris Redd, Langston Kerman, and Sam Jay.

He also starred in the hit Netflix animated series “Big Mouth” where he played middle school student DeVon. Knight served as a writer on the show for five seasons.

Knight’s career-defining achievement was in the world of stand-up. He toured globally and became a well-known comic in Europe. In 2018, Knight was invited to star in Netflix’s special dubbed “The Comedy Lineup.”

Tributes poured in after the sad news of his death came to light, with Comedy Central calling Knight a “hysterical and honest comedian” in a tribute.

“Jak Knight was a hysterical and honest comedian. We will miss him tremendously,” the network tweeted.

Comedian Tim Dillon paid his respects on Twitter, writing, “We taped Netflix specials together years ago. He was an incredibly funny original voice in comedy and a great guy who will be sorely missed.”

Actor Kumail Nanjiani tweeted, “Rest In Peace Jak Knight. Hilarious comedian and a great guy. I can’t believe it.”

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