Trigger warning for those struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, the following post involves both.
Brody Stevens has died at the age of 48. The Blast reports the stand-up comedian, who had been public about his struggle with depression, was found dead Friday afternoon of an apparent suicide.
Stevens was a beloved member of Los Angeles’s comedy community. The news of his passing inspired many comedians to take to Twitter to remember their friend and colleague.
#RIPBrodyStevens he was so funny and weird and vulnerable and wild and kind. Every time he was onstage it was an adventure. Here’s some comics talking about what made him so special. https://t.co/wbUNaZgJ2f— nick kroll (@nickkroll) February 22, 2019
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. #brodystevens pic.twitter.com/IYvo0wmWrt— The Comedy Store (@TheComedyStore) February 22, 2019
RIP to truly one of the best stand-ups, Steven Brody Stevens. You might not know of Brody, but he likely had an influence on your favorite comic. This was my favorite thing he did: https://t.co/2Ffiq3fD12— Nikki Glaser (@NikkiGlaser) February 22, 2019
I love this clip of Brody testing out bits on people in the green room. He did warm up for all three seasons of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail and did a set on the first season. I’m sad for him, anyone who knew him, and anyone who didn’t. https://t.co/jmbkmMW04H— Emily V Gordon (@emilyvgordon) February 23, 2019
2. Industry crowds are notoriously bad anyway. They watch comedy all day and they’re numb to it. Also these people were here by force and it was a week night. Six amazing comics who you have heard of bombed hard one after the other…— John Roy (@JohnRoycomic) February 22, 2019
4. Brody goes up to a mix of silence and perfunctory weak claps. He plants his feet, makes direct eye contact with the most bored looking agent in the front row. He starts fierce, “you think I’m intimidated by an industry crowd?”— John Roy (@JohnRoycomic) February 22, 2019
Right to the guy he goes “I hip pocket YOU”
6. The comics upstairs are fidgeting now. So sure they had been that this was a cold room where laughter is impossible and there’s Brody downstairs absolutely KILLING. Everything they had said before was a comforting lie. And not only did Brody kill…— John Roy (@JohnRoycomic) February 22, 2019
8. He gave that gift to every comic that came after him that night. That’s why he was such a master at warming up TV shows. He simply refused to accept that audience could not be made to laugh and he threw every thought and instinct he had at that problem until it was solved..— John Roy (@JohnRoycomic) February 22, 2019
9. And after he had cracked it, it stayed solved until the show was over. He hit the funny bone like he was doing accupuncture. He was a true master. He will be greatly missed. /end— John Roy (@JohnRoycomic) 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. This is so heartbreaking. The first time I saw him perform I was laughing so hard tears were streaming down my face. Very few comedians have surprised me and delighted me the way he did.— Sara Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) February 22, 2019
It feels so pathetic to do this on twitter but i don't know where else to. This is so sad , a real loss of a strange and genuine talent and sweet man. fuck im knocked for a loop. Brody Stevens was one of a kind.— Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher) February 22, 2019
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
Fuuuuuuck. Brody Stevens was a good soul.— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) February 22, 2019
Brody Stevens was a force of fucking nature. This is so fucking stupid.— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) February 22, 2019
Brody Stevens was singular. Nobody else like him.— Jonah Ray Rodrigues (@jonahray) February 22, 2019
Always sweet and kind.
Always super hilarious.
He said to me last year: “I heard there’s a gif of us fist-bumping. You know computers, link it to me!”.
I searched for it and here it is. #RipBrodyStevens #818 pic.twitter.com/hMGCMvoeD7
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
Everyone loved Brody Stevens.— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) February 22, 2019
Brody you brilliant weirdo. You complicated hilarious person. I will always love you and I hope you’re in less pain now. ❤️ RIP— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) 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
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
To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255.
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