Nick Nemeroff, a stand-up comedian from Montreal whose first album was nominated for a Juno award last year, has died at the age of 32. According to an obituary placed on the website of a Montreal funeral house, Nemeroff died on Monday.
In a text message to CBC News, his manager, Morgan Flood of Grand Wave Entertainment, claimed he didn’t know the cause of death but that he “died in his sleep.” Nemeroff was recognized on Instagram as a “comic’s comic” with a “unique cadence, labyrinthine deadpan, and fresh take on misdirection-driven comedy.”
“If Nick was on a comedy show, he was guaranteed to leave with new fans. And he deserved to, because comedy was, in many ways, his life,” the post said. Nemeroff was nominated for comedy album of the year at the 2021 Junos for his first This Pursuit of Comedy Has Ruined My Life.
“I love stand up and jokes more than anything, unfortunately, and this album is the culmination of doing it every night for the past seven years,” he told CBC in 2020, promoting its release. Nick Nemeroff’s new comedy album has ruined his life.
“My biggest hope however is that they leave the album thinking I’m hot.”
When he was 28, he performed a set on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show. He has also performed at Just for Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as on CTV’s Roast Battle Canada’s second season.
“In addition to his craft, Nick’s family, friends, and The Montreal Canadiens were all of great importance to him,” his obituary read. “Endlessly sweet, supportive of others, humble about his many skills and achievements, Nick Nemeroff lived his life doing what he loved, and that is how he will be remembered.”
Funeral arrangements were not made public, but mourners were invited to make a donation in his memory to Planned Parenthood, which was “one of the last things Nick did.”