Posted BY: Jim Hoft

Rising star Jak Knight, a 28-year-old stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, died Thursday night in Los Angeles, according to his family.

TODAY reported that the cause of his death has not been released, and his family has requested privacy going forward.

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“Knight was best known for co-creating and starring in the Peacock comedy series “Bust Down.” Variety reported he had also recently finished filming “First Time Female Director,” the feature directorial debut of Chelsea Peretti. The project was to be his first film credit,” the outlet reported.

“Knight also played Devon on the hit animated Netflix series “Big Mouth” and was previously a writer on the show for five seasons. He also was a renowned stand-up comic and toured worldwide. He was featured in a 2018 Netflix special as part of “The Comedy Lineup” series,” the outlet added.

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