In a tragic turn of events, Neil Nanda, a 32-year-old Los Angeles-based comedian, has died. Neil has received recognition for his performances on Comedy Central's Jimmy Kimmel Live and Adam Devine's House Party. The news was confirmed by his longtime manager, Greg Weiss, who has known Nanda since he was 19, according to Variety.
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Comedian Neil Nanda dies at the age of 32
Neil Nanda's cause of death is still unknown. After his death, many fellow comedians paid tribute to his memory. Nanda's love for comedy started in his early years. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Indian immigrants. Various comedy clubs and colleagues in the comedy community expressed their condolences on social media on Saturday to commemorate Nanda and his artwork.
“At this point, all I can do is confirm that, yes, unfortunately, my client passed away over 11 years ago,” the manager, Greg Weiss, said in a conversation with The Times on Sunday. “Nanda was a great comedian, friend and a wonderful person,” he added.
Neil Nanda recently celebrated his 32nd birthday
The news of the comedian's death was particularly surprising because he had just celebrated his birthday. According to the Los Angeles Times, just nine days before his death, Neil Nanda, known as a “positive force” for comedy, headlined a comedy club in Toronto for the first time. He stunned the audience with his amazing performance which won the hearts of many. He even encouraged fans to join him in celebrating his birthday this weekend downtown after the show.
Dave Curran, owner of Jokers Theater & Comedy Club, spoke about Neil and expressed his disbelief and deep dismay over the incident. “It made our audience smile and very happy,” he said. “I only met him six months ago, but after a day or two he has the ability to make you feel like you've known him for years,” Curran added. Revealing why Nanda was hired in the first place.
John Roy, who was devastated by the news, wrote on
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