Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48
Brody Stevens, a well-known comic in the Los Angeles comedy community, died on Friday at the age of 48, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Stevens was known for his positive and high-energy sets, and warm-up acts for shows around the city, including Chelsea Lately and Chris Hardwick’s @midnight. As an actor, he appeared in The Hangover, Due Date and Nick Kroll’s Kroll Show. He also toplined a Comedy Central series in 2013 called Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
Fellow comedians tweeted their love for their fellow comic on Friday. Director Adam McKay, Whitney Cummings, Kumail Nanjiani, Ike Barinholtz, Nick Swardson, Doug Stanhope, David Cross, Adam Scott, Dane Cook, Kathy Griffin, Maria Bamford and Marc Maron all paid tribute to the “comedy legend.”
Stevens’ reps issued a statement on Friday afternoon calling the late comic “an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community.” The statement continued: “He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”
Bob Saget tweeted, “Brody Stevens ~ Such a funny man. Such a good man. We need you and your comedy. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Loved Brody. Rest In Peace kind soul.”
Patton Oswalt tweeted a message of concern for individuals suffering from depression. “If you are depressed or feeling suicidal please please please please please reach out to ANYONE. I never get to see Brody Stevens again I can’t stand this.”
Jamie Kennedy tweeted, “If people don’t understand what comedy is, look no further than Brody Stevens. Brilliant mind, beautiful soul, emphathetic heart. A comedian in every sense of the word. He just couldn’t conquer his demons. Mental illness is no joke.”
On Instagram, Joe Rogan wrote, “The comedy community has lost one of its funniest, kindest people today. @brodyismyfriend, I will miss you terribly.”
Stevens was a regular at L.A. comedy clubs, including The Comedy Store, which posted a tribute to the late comedian online.
This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.