• RIP Kevin Barnett: Comedians pay tribute to rising stand-up

    We regret to report that stand-up comedian Kevin Barnett passed away. The news rocked the New York City stand-up scene Tuesday morning, though comedians nationwide have expressed their sorrow.

    Details around his death are limited, but Deadline reports that he “died suddenly” vacationing in Mexico. He was 32-years-old.

    Barnett is probably most known for his truTV sketch comedy series Friends of the People, though the writer-performer has also shown up on shows like Luca Bros Moving Co, Comedy Knockout, and Guy Code. He also appeared in the Oscar-nominated Chris Rock film Top Five.

    Fox’s Rel was co-created by Barnett and he wrote on several shows including Broad City and The Eric Andre Show.

    Comedians pay their respects to Kevin Barnett

    Gone tragically too soon, many will miss his humor that tied together the funny, the nerdy, and the intelligent all while maintaining a charming sense of cool. However, what they will miss most, is a talented, caring friend lost before his comedic potential could be reached.

    Comedians have taken to social media to pay their respects. We at Laughspin extend our condolences to Kevin’s family.

    Billy Procida

    Laughspin editor-in-chief Billy Procida is a stand-up comedian in New York City. He hosts The Manwhore Podcast where he talks to women he's hooked up with about sex, dating, and why they didn't work out. Reach him on Twitter.

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