Comedian and Comedy Central character Chris Cotton has died. He was solely 32 years previous.
On Thursday (Dec. 12), Comedy Central confirmed through a tweet that the up-and-comedian had unexpectedly handed away. A explanation for dying has not been publicly revealed.
We’re devastated by the lack of Chris Cotton – a hilarious comic, a beloved member of the Comedy Central household and a pleasure to be round. He might be missed. pic.twitter.com/b7DU4AeGsE
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) December 11, 2019
The loss is particularly devastating to his spouse of eight years, Ericalynn, who’s anticipating their first baby collectively in February. The couple had been reportedly childhood sweethearts.
A Philadelphia native, Cotton was a daily on the Philly and New York comedy scene. He carried out at NYC’s Caroline’s on Broadway comedy membership simply final week.
Cotton was finest identified for his work on Comedy Central, serving as a number of the community’s weekday on-line speak present, Every Damn Day.
He joined the present as a author by Comedy Central’s Creators Program and was then promoted to host. He has additionally appeared on different CC exhibits and was a purple carpet correspondent for among the community’s occasions.
He additionally launched a memoir final 12 months titled What My Dad Did: My Theory on Joke Writing.
The comedy group is mourning over his sudden loss. Comedians like Hannibal Buress and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon author Nate Dern shared their recollections and condolences on social media.
Just a few weeks in the past Chris Cotton randomly hit me up to thank me for a gig I acquired him YEARS in the past that led to another work for him.
I used to be in the course of reserving Isola Fest and booked him throughout the name. I used to be psyched to see him this weekend. RIP. https://t.co/Ge5SdSIb8O pic.twitter.com/1bkO1SKFil
— Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) December 12, 2019
Chris Cotton was a wonderful individual with a lot love to give. Everyone cherished him immediately. He repeatedly made me snicker so onerous that I cried. I’m honored that I acquired to work with him and know him. Love you, Chris. Rest In Peace. https://t.co/kxLq8iE5Oa
— nate dern (@natedern) December 12, 2019
What a complete shit 12 months. Philly misplaced a fantastic comedian and a very nice individual. My coronary heart goes out to the household of Chris Cotton and all these shut to him. Chris was additionally about to be a dad. Here’s a hyperlink to he and his spouse’s Amazon registry:https://t.co/Pf4xk5klfE#ripchriscotton pic.twitter.com/pLszIzePB0
— Michelle Biloon (@biloon) December 11, 2019
An official GoFundMe web page has been arrange in Cotton’s honor, elevating over $40,000 to date. Proceeds might be donated Ericalynm and their unborn child and Cotton’s household.
The web page additionally introduced memorial/comedy exhibits to rejoice his life in each Philly and NYC. The dates have but to be decided.
Philadelphia restaurant The Loft at City Winery has already introduced a memorial for Cotton to be held on January sixth.
Our ideas exit to Ericlynn and the Cotton household.