Jak Knight, Comedian and Writer for black-ish, Dead at 28

Actor and comedian Jak Knight, who spoke with DeVon on Netflix's Big Mouth, wrote for Black and co-created Peacock's Bust Down, has died at the age of 28.

Knight's family confirmed the news to our sister site Deadline, but did not provide details on the cause of death.

"Knight's loved ones are asked to respect their privacy during this difficult time," a family representative told The Hollywood Reporter.

First making his name in Hollywood as a stand-up comic, Knight served as a staff writer and later story editor for Netflix's hormone-charged animated comedy Big Mouth.

He also portrays DeVon, the famous black nerdy classmate of the main characters Nick and Andrew, who appears in 28 episodes.

Knight later served as executive story editor on season 6 of the ABC sitcom black-ish. In 2019, he wrote the episode "University of Dre".

Earlier this year, Knight co-produced and co-produced the Peacock comedy Bust Down with SNL's Chris Redd, Sam Jay and Langston Kerman.

Following a tight-knit group of casino employees with big dreams, Bust Down debuted on the streamer in March with a six-episode first season; Lorne Michaels serves as executive producer.


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