Brody Stevens, a longtime stand up comedian and actor who frequently appeared on various comedy podcasts, died on Friday. Reports indicated the 48-year-old comedian died in an apparent suicide.
Stevens was beloved in the comedy world, appearing in The Hangover and the smash hit’s sequel film. Here’s a stand up clip where he talked about the day he filmed his role in one of the biggest R-rated movies in cinema history.
He also appeared as himself on various clip shows over the years, but his stand up was revered by those in the industry. Along with Zach Galifianakis, he co-created a Comedy Central show starring himself called Brody Stevens: Try It!
In Try It!, Stevens had spoke openly about his struggles with depression.
Stevens’ death sparked an outpouring of support and cries for those dealing with mental health issues to seek help, as the comedy world had tragically seen another life cut short. Patton Oswalt was among those who pleaded with those following to take mental health seriously.
Others echoed similar sentiments, including Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll.
A lot of comedians were good friends with Brody, and there was a lot of emotion speaking about his sudden passing.
Here’s more of Stephens’ stand up.