‘Original, kind and so funny’: Montreal comedian Nick Nemeroff dies aged 32

Nick Nemeroff, a Montreal comedian who graced the stages of Conan and Just For Laughs, has died aged 32.

His sudden death was confirmed in an obituary on Monday. The rising comedy star leaves behind his beloved family and a “large group of devoted friends” in all the locations he has lived, from his hometown all the way to Australia.

“Love at last, supportive of others, humble of his many skills and achievements, Nick Nemeroff lived his life doing what he loved, and this is how he will be remembered,” reads the obituary.

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

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“He performed in Conan before he was 30 and was featured in multiple TV recordings, most recently, CTV’s Roast Battle Canada,” reads the obituary.

Along with the pursuit of fans, Nemeroff’s debut comedy album, called The Pursuit of Comedy ruined my life, was nominated for a Juno Award in 2021.

“Acclaimed in Canada and the US, he became both a ‘comic strip’ and a hit with audiences charmed by his unique cadence, labyrinthine deadpan and fresh take on deceptive comedy,” reads the obituary.

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

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

“This is a truly devastating loss to the comedy communities in Toronto and Montreal, where he developed and perfected his unique performance and delivery style,” the company said. “Nick will be sorely missed and remembered fondly.”

Nemeroff’s sudden passing comes as a shock to his peers and fans in the community. Comedian Matt O’Brien described him as “so original, kind and so funny.”

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

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

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