Comedian Nick Nemeroff’s family announces his death: ‘RIP Nick. We love you’
The family of Canadian comedian Nick Nemeroff announced his tragic death on social media on Monday.
A statement on Nemeroff’s Instagram and Twitter accounts revealed the comic’s untimely demise.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved brother Nick Nemeroff,” the family said in a statement. “Nick’s dedication to stand-up comedy was formidable and delivered astonishing results.”
The latest news: Canadian comedian Nick Nemeroff’s family announced his tragic death on social media on Monday
Nemeroff’s family noted that the comedian “gained acclaim in Canada and the US, becoming both a “comic strip” and a hit with audiences charmed by his unique cadence, labyrinthine deadpan and fresh take on deceptive comedy.
“If Nick was on a comedy show, he was guaranteed to leave with new fans. And he deserved it, because comedy was in many ways his life.’
Nemeroff’s family described him as “endlessly sweet,” “supportive of others,” and “humble about his many skills and achievements,” adding that he “lived his life doing what he loved, and that’s how he will be remembered’.
The statement ended by saying, ‘RIP Nick. We love you.’
A statement on Nemeroff’s Instagram and Twitter accounts revealed the comic’s untimely demise
Grand Wave Entertainment, the company Nemeroff managed, has issued a statement to Canadian music and entertainment Call out! Monday in the wake of Nemeroff’s death.
“We are so proud to see Nick become one of Canada’s most popular and respected comedians,” the company said in a statement. “Truly a devastating loss to the comedy communities in Toronto and Montreal, where he developed and perfected his unique performance and delivery style. Nick will be sorely missed and remembered fondly.”
Nemeroff had appeared on Conan and Just for Laughs in his career; in 2020, he released his first stand-up album, The Pursuit of Comedy Has Ruined My Life, which was nominated for a Juno Award for Comedy Album of the Year last year.
Nemeroff had attended the Royal West Academy in his native Montreal and was a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University, Exclaim! reported.
Chat with Toronto Guardian earlier this month, Nemeroff said he was influenced by comedians including Demetri Martin and Nathan Fielder, as well as late stars Mitch Hedberg and Norm Macdonald.
Nemeroff, pictured in 2018, had appeared in his career on Conan and Just for Laughs
Nemeroff’s 2020 album The Pursuit of Comedy Has Ruined My Life was nominated for a Juno Award for Comedy Album of the Year last year
On social media, some of Nemeroff’s friends and colleagues raised a memorial to the late entertainer
He said his appearance on Conan in 2018 would be “always a major highlight of his life” for him, and that his favorite way of participating in comedy was “watching live stand-up.”
Nemeroff added: “There are lots of great new ways to find comedians, but nothing compares to seeing someone do it live and in the moment. There really are so many hilarious and original stand-ups out there right now, so it’s a great time to see and explore live shows.”
On social media, some of Nemeroff’s comedy colleagues have released a memorial to him in the wake of the sad news.
Amanda Brooke Perrin wrote: ‘Love you friend’, while Debra DiGiovanni said: ‘Very heartbroken to hear that Nick has passed away. Sorry for your loss.’
Caleb Hearon called Nemeroff’s death “damn heartbreaking” and added: “I’m sorry for all the people who loved him.”
He continued: ‘nick and I have only done a few shows together, but I loved running into him and seeing him perform. he was one of a kind.”
Writer Maggie Serota said, “I’m sorry to hear this,” while Sarah Hagi said, “What a tremendous loss. Nick was so loved by everyone.’