Kevin Meaney, veteran comedian and actor, has died at the age of 60. Fellow comedians, including Patton Oswalt, Judd Apatow, Paul Provenza, Michael McKean and others, have been expressing their grief through Twitter. Laughspin confirmed the news. “It is true as confirmed to me by his family. It is a tremendous loss to the comedy community as well. He was loved and will be missed,” Meaney’s agent Tom Ingegno tells Laughspin. Meaney was scheduled to perform stand-up comedy at B. Pinelli’s in East Providence, Rhode Island tomorrow night. No cause of death as been determined but it appears to have been unexpected. He was found unresponsive in his home in Forestburgh, New York today.
Meaney, perhaps best known for his catch phrase “That’s Not Right!” (an imitation of his mother) rose to fame in the 1980s with the help of his parody rendition of “We Are The World” as well as his song “I Don’t Care.” In addition to his work in stand-up comedy, Meaney was a go-to character actor in movies and television. Most recently, Meaney appeared on a June episode of Hidden America with Jonah Ray on Seeso.
Always thought Kevin Meaney was a brilliant comedian. Then we hung out in Ireland and I found out he was also a terrific person. RIP.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 22, 2016
— Paul Provenza (@PaulProvenza) October 22, 2016
Kevin Meaney was a great standup, a terrifically funny actor and a very nice man. RIP
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) October 22, 2016