Comedian Jak Knight is dead. He breathed his last at the age of 28. According to Variety, Jak, best known for co-creating and starring in the Peacock comedy series “Bust Down” and for his work on “Pause With Sam Jay,” died Thursday night in Los Angeles. The cause of his death is not known at this time.
Jak co-created “Bust Down,” which premiered in March, with Jay, Langston Kerman and Chris Redd, all of whom starred on the show. The show’s six-episode first season focused on four low-wage employees at an Indiana casino. Prior to “Bust Down,” Jak worked as a writer on the 2013 Fox animated series “Lucas Bros. Moving Company” and as executive editor on a season of “Black-ish.”
Jak played Devon on the hit Netflix animated series Big Mouth, and was previously a writer on the show for five seasons. Jak had toured as a comedian all over the world and his half-hour Netflix special aired in 2018 as part of The Comedy Lineup series. Additionally, he had recently completed filming “First Time Female Director”, Chelsea Peretti’s feature debut, which was her first film credits. (ANI)
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