Comedy world mourns the loss of Neel Nanda at 32

Neel Nanda, the renowned stand-up comedian celebrated for his performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Adam Devine’s House Party, has passed away at the age of 32. The news was confirmed by his longtime manager, Greg Weiss, who described Nanda as a “great comic” and “great human being.” The cause of death has not been disclosed.

Nanda gained recognition with his memorable 5-minute set on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2017 and made appearances on platforms like Comedy Central, Viceland and Hulu. In a 2018 interview, he expressed his pride in performing on Jimmy Kimmel, highlighting it as a significant milestone in his career.

Born in Atlanta to Indian immigrant parents, Nanda’s journey into comedy began in childhood, inspired by watching Comedy Central. His weekly show, Unnecessary Evil, at the Westside Comedy Theater in Los Angeles showcased his comedic prowess.

The news of Nanda’s untimely death has left the comedy community in shock. Tributes poured in on social media from comedy clubs and fellow comedians, expressing sorrow over the loss. The Port Comedy Club, where Nanda performed, described him as a “positive force for comedy” and emphasised the profound impact he had on the community.

Comedian Matt Rife paid homage, remembering Nanda as one of the nicest and hardest-working comedians. Dane Cook shared a poignant message, urging people to seek help and emphasising that support is available for those facing challenges.

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