Stand-up comedian and actor Brody Stevens, known for his fearless routines and roles in “The Hangover” series, died Friday. He was 48.
Representatives for Stevens confirmed the death in a statement to The Washington Post, adding that the comedian “was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community.”
“He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious,” they said. “He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”
They did not provide details about the circumstances of his death.
Stevens, who was born in San Fernando and lived in Los Angeles, was a stand-up comic also known for his roles in “The Hangover” and “The Hangover Part II.” He also starred in an HBO documentary series called “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” One of his friends, the actor Zach Galifianakis, served as an executive producer for the show, which was later picked up by Comedy Central.
He also appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “Attack of the show!” and “Tosh. 0,” as well as numerous cameos and appearances.
As news of his death broke Friday, comedians and fans eulogized Stevens, shared stories and expressed condolences. Among them were Patton Oswalt, Nick Kroll and Bob Saget.
The Comedy Store, a famous comedy club in West Hollywood, posted a clip of one of Stevens’s acts, writing: “Thank you Brody for sharing your Comedy and positive energy with us for so many years. You made late nights so much fun, pushing boundaries, being different and never doing the same show twice. Joke writing, crowd work, drums, baseball. We love you forever Brody.”