Prominent Los Angeles comedian Brody Stevens died Friday in Los Angeles, Variety has confirmed. He was 48.
“Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” Stevens’ reps said in a statement. “He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”
According to TMZ, Stevens was found in his L.A. home in an apparent suicide.
A regular at Los Angeles comedy clubs like the Comedy Store, Stevens was known for sets with a positive spin. In 2013, he was featured in his own Comedy Central special called “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” and was frequently a warm-up act on comedy TV shows like “Why? With Hannibal Buress,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Who Gets The Last Laugh?,” and “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.”
Stevens was also an actor in both film and television. His film credits include “The Hangover,” “The Hangover Part II,” “Due Date,” “Blind Ambition,” “I’ll Believe You,” and “R2PC: Road to Park City.”
His TV credits include “Brody Stevens: Live From the Main Room,” “American Dad!,” “Adventure Time,” “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “Kroll Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” “Tosh.0,” “Tim and Eric Nite Live,” “The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn,” “Funny or Die Presents…,” “Do You Want to See A Dead Body?,” “Mad,” “Couchers,” “The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman,” “Coffee Shop Squatters,” “Tom Green Live,” “Tiny Commando,” “Cubed,” “Children’s Hospital,” “Gay Town,” “The Guest List,” “All-Stars,” “Those Who Can’t,” “The Night Time Show with Stephen Kramer Glickman,” “Comedy Gumbo!,” “Stupidface,” “That’s My Daughter,” and “Meet My Folks.” He was also a writer on an episode of “Laugh Factory.”
Fellow comedians and celebrities have tweeted their reactions to Stevens’ death.
“Such a funny man. Such a good man,” Bob Saget tweeted. “We need you and your comedy.”
Brody Stevens ~ Such a funny man. Such a good man. We need you and your comedy. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Loved Brody. Rest In Peace kind soul. @BrodyismeFriend
— bob saget (@bobsaget) February 22, 2019
“RIP Brody Stevens. Nobody else was like him, on or off stage,” said Kumail Nanjiani. “Whenever I saw him, I’d end up talking like him for three days. It’s sadder and sadder,” he said in a reply to his first tweet.
Patton Oswalt reached out to Twitter followers with a message of mental health awareness. “If you are depressed or feeling suicidal please please please please please reach out to ANYONE,” he tweeted. “I never get to see Brody Stevens again I can’t stand this.”
If you are depressed or feeling suicidal please please please please please reach out to ANYONE. I never get to see Brody Stevens again I can’t stand this. #RIPBrodyStevens #818ForLife pic.twitter.com/n1jQhXdOIz
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 22, 2019
“Vice” director Adam McKay also had a message for those “in a hopeless place” — “please, please reach out for help.”
So sad. I met Brody Stevens a few times and he was hilarious, original and genuine.
Anyone who feels themselves caught or in a hopeless place please, please reach out for help. Things can and will change. #RIPBrodyStevens
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) February 22, 2019
See other tweets mourning the late comedian below.
Thank you for sharing this story. Brody Stevens doing what he did so well. RIP. https://t.co/ifTqe32mrX
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) February 22, 2019
If people don’t understand what Comedy is you need to look no further then Brody Stevens. Brilliant mind, beautiful soul, empathetic heart. A comedian in every sense of the word. He jus couldn’t conquer his demons. Mental illness is no joke. #sorrybuddy #hugeloss #rip ❤️❤️😞😒
— Jamie Kennedy (@JamieKennedy) February 23, 2019
I love you so much Brody Stevens. Nobody has been nicer in comedy than you. My heart is shattered. pic.twitter.com/sOl9PLpxsd
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) February 22, 2019
Just heard awful news about Brody Stevens. Ran into him at a Cubs game last season. Such a nice guy. REACH OUT if you need help and if you can #RIPBrodyStevens
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) February 22, 2019
Heart broken at the loss of my friend Brody Stevens. I remember meeting him at an open mic in NY. Unique voice. We lost another great. #RIPBrodyStevens ❤️ he brought me on stage one time and said “Nick Swardson, alternative comic, alternative lifestyle” pic.twitter.com/pBlPF47bE0
— Nick Swardson (@NickSwardson) February 22, 2019
Brody Stevens was and always will be comedy legend. RIP.
"But I could have told you, Vincent/This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you" Don Mclean
— Doug Stanhope (@DougStanhope) February 22, 2019
Fucking fuck. Brody Stevens. Ugh. What a unique talent he was. Just so sad. So so sad. I feel terrible.
— david cross✍ (@davidcrosss) February 22, 2019
Brody Stevens was such a kind, hilarious, fucking weird dude. So, so funny. What a shame. Just awful.
— Adam Scott (@mradamscott) February 22, 2019
I’m stunned to hear that Brody Stevens has died. This guy was always so funny & friendly.
This is a huge loss for the comedy world.
If you are feeling depressed or really down please tell someone and get the help you need.
— DC (@DaneCook) February 23, 2019
I’m so sad to learn that @BrodyismeFriend has died. An incredibly kind person and an exquisite comedian.
— Maria Bamford (@mariabamfoo) February 22, 2019
Another singular force of nature gone. RIP Brody Stevens.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) February 22, 2019