Brody Stevens, Stand-Up Comedian and Actor, Dies at 48

Comedian was best known for roles in films like “The Hangover” and numerous television appearances

Brody Stevens, the stand-up comedian and actor, was found dead on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles. He was 48.

The cause of death has not been made public at this time.

“Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community. He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious,” Stevens’ representatives said in a statement. “He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”

Rising to popularity with his appearances on late night programs including “Late Night with Conan O’Brien, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Comedy Bang Bang!,” Stevens built a following with his “The Brody Stevens Experiment” podcast, which included interviews with his friends and commentary on his own life, and “Brode & Esther” that he co-hosted with Esther Povitsky and Brian Redban. He was also a frequent podcast guest, including on “The Adam Carolla Show,” “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Doug Benson’s “Doug Loves Sports” and “WTF With Marc Maron.”

Stevens also appeared in films such as “The Hangover,” “The Hangover Part 2,” and “Due Date.”

In 2011, Stevens starred in and produced a documentary comedy series for HBO called “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” which was executive produced by Zach Galifianakis.

Born Steven James Brody on May 22, 1970 in the San Fernando Valley, the comedian used “818,” the area code associated with the Valley, as a part of his routine, in particular, his phrase “818 for life.”

On Thursday, Stevens tweeted that he was ready to get back on the festival circuit. On Wednesday, Stevens performed with a slew of comedians at the Comedy Store as part of the Best of the Store show.

The comedian was remembered by his peers on Twitter when news of his death broke.