The comedy world was recently rocked with the news that 30 year old comedian Harris Wittels was found dead in his house. Many comedic performers who had worked with Wittels paid tribute to him in the ensuing days, with fans also feeling his loss. Wittels was a notable presence both in front of and behind the camera, having made his mark as a guest in numerous podcast appearances, as well as a host of the Earwolf podcast Analyze Phish. Wittels was also famous for his work on twitter, and was an established writer as well, with his book Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty getting published in 2012.
In addition to his solo accomplishments, Wittels was also known for his writing contributions to numerous comedies, most notably Parks and Recreation, whose final frame famously said “We love you, Harris”. Among the other shows he was a member of the writing staff for was The Sarah Silverman Program, where he worked for four years. Following his demise, the members of the program put together a tribute to the comedian, reflecting back on his presence both in front of the camera and backstage, as well as skits he’d worked on. The tribute video can be seen below.
Warning: The video does have some NSFW language and images.