comedian Neel Nanda passes away at the age of 32
Comedian Neel Nanda passed away shortly after celebrating his 32nd birthday, as conveyed by his manager, Greg Weiss, to the media. The details regarding the date and cause of Mr. Nanda’s demise were intentionally withheld at the request of his family and girlfriend.
Speaking to USA Today, Weiss said: “My client of over 11 years has passed. Neel was not (only a) great comic (but) a good friend and a fantastic human being.”
The announcement of his passing came as a shock as Nanda had recently marked his birthday by headlining a comedy club in Toronto.
On Instagram, the comedian had also promoted his show at Jokers Theatre and Comedy Club in Toronto as part of his “birthday weekend.” On December 8 he had posted, “I’m Spending my Birthday in Canada this year… This is a Tru Story… See you Soon Toronto @jokers905club Dec 15 & 16.”
The Jokers Theatre and Comedy Club mourned “the loss of a brilliantly funny soul”. “On behalf of our entire Jokers team, please accept our deepest sympathies as we mourn the loss of a brilliantly funny soul. We send love and condolences to Neel Nanda’s family, friends, and fans. May he rest in peace,” the club said in a post.
Born to Indian immigrant parents in Atlanta, Neel Nanda rose to prominence through his appearances on
Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party.