‘Original, kind and very funny’: Montreal comedian Nick Nemeroff dies at 32 | The Canadian News

Nick Nemeroff, a Montreal-based comedian who has appeared on the stages of Conan and Just For Laughs, has died at the age of 32.

His sudden passing was confirmed in an obituary on Monday. The rising comedy star leaves behind his loving family and a “huge group of dedicated friends” from everywhere he’s lived, from his hometown to Australia.

Endlessly sweet, supportive of others, humbled by his many abilities and accomplishments, Nick Nemeroff lived his life doing what he loved, and that is how he will be remembered.

The young artist attended the Royal West Academy on Montreal West before heading to Toronto, where he graduated from the Metropolitan University of Toronto’s radio and television program. Nemeroff’s “dedication to stand-up comedy was admirable and produced astonishing results.”

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“He acted in Conan before the age of 30 and appeared on several television tapings, most recently CTV’s Roast Battle Canada,” the obituary reads.

In addition to wowing fans, Nemeroff’s debut comedy album, called The pursuit of comedy has ruined my life, it was nominated for a Juno Award in 2021.

“He was acclaimed in Canada and the United States, becoming both a ‘comedic comic’ and a hit with crowds who were in love with his unique cadence, labyrinthine deadpan and misdirection-driven new take on comedy.” read in the obituary.

In addition to devoting his life to making others laugh, Nemeroff also focused on his family, friends, and the Montreal Canadiens, all of whom were “of great importance to him.”

Grand Wave Entertainment, the agency Nemeroff worked with during his career, said in a statement that it was “deeply saddened” by his sudden passing.

“Truly a devastating loss to the Toronto and Montreal comedy communities, where he developed and honed his unique performance and delivery style,” the company said. “Nick will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.”

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Nemeroff’s sudden passing has come as a shock to his teammates and fans in the community. Comedian Matt O’Brien described him as “so original and lovable and funny”.

“I can’t believe this,” O’Brien wrote on Twitter. “Please look for his clips and listen to his album, there will never be another like him.

Steve Patterson said that Nemeroff was one of his favorite comedians. “The Canadian comedy family has lost another member too soon,” he wrote on social media.

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