Kevin Meaney, a stand-up comedian who made several appearances on late-night shows and was a beloved figure in the comedy scene, died Friday. He was 60.
His agent, Tom Ingegno, confirmed to CNN that Meaney was found at his Forestburgh, New York, home on Friday. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Meaney, with his catchphrase “That’s not right,” was a fixture in the stand-up community for 40 years. His first HBO special launched him into the spotlight in 1986, and the following year, he appeared on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.” He would go on to make more than a dozen appearances on the show.
The comedian had TV credits as well, starring in CBS’ “Uncle Buck,” which ran for one season in 1990. He also appeared on “Saturday Night Live.”
Meaney continued to be involved with the comedy community up until his death. According to his website, he was scheduled for a stand-up set in Rhode Island on Saturday night.
Fellow comedians, including Patton Oswalt, Judd Apatow, and David Cross, were quick to take to Twitter to share their condolences. Oswalt wrote on Friday, “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.”
“Kevin Meaney was sweet, hilarious and courageous,” wrote Bobcat Goldthwait. “A silly, wonderful, man. The best. My heart goes out to his fans, friends and family.”
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