Comedian Chris Cotton has suddenly and unexpectedly passed away at the age of 32. Cotton was probably best known as a regular on Comedy Central’s daily streaming talk show, Every Damn Day. Comedy Central shared the unfortunate news on social media stating, “We’re devastated by the loss of Chris Cotton—a hilarious comedian, a beloved member of the Comedy Central family and a joy to be around, he will be missed.” His cause of death has not been made public.
In the time since the news, many comedians in the comedy scene have shared their condolences including Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Artie Lange (Cotton was a regular on his old podcast), Derek Gaines, and Monroe Martin. Many credit Cotton for helping nurture a comedy scene in Philadelphia helping many comics get stage time and make their way north to New York.
Comedy Central was working with Cotton as part of its creators iniative where he not only stared on Every Damn Day, he also wrote it. He was also on the red carpet for the network’s recent roast of Bruce Willis.
As if this news couldn’t be more heartbreaking is Cotton’s his wife is pregnant with a child on the way.
The comedy group, Six Foot Nothing, which features many of Cotton’s pals (including Martin and Gaines) set up a GoFundMe account to provide some financial assistance to Cotton’s wife and future child. If you can spare any amount of money for the cause, it’s a damn good one.
It’s with great sadness we announce the untimely passing of our friend and brother CHRIS COTTON.
We’ve set up this *official fundraiser* with the blessings of his loving wife, Erica.
All monies will go directly to her and their growing family.
If Chris ever made you laugh, enraged or shake your head please pay that forward with a donation.
There will be memorial/comedy shows in both NYC & Philly to celebrate his life. Date TBD.
In the meantime, if you have a funny Chris memory feel free to share it below. You may help make someone smile.
And lastly, tell your people you love them before you don’t have the chance.