Today would have been comedian Harris Wittels’ 33rd birthday. The stand-up, Parks and Rec writer, and Master of None co-creator passed away just over two years ago, and he’s been missed every day since.
This week, The Guardian published a moving piece on Wittels’ short life and prolific career, which included some memorable quotes from his friends.
“He just seemed to be one of those golden boys that everything went right for,” said Scott Aukerman. Amy Poehler explains why, “He was a person who people were drawn to. He had a natural laid-back southern charisma, and when someone’s quick-witted there can be meanness underneath, but Harris was the opposite. He was smart in his comedy but so sweet and gentle as a person.”
We highly recommend reading the tribute.
Another great way to celebrate the day? By watching the compilation of all Wittels’ Vines, which truly captures the comics’ spirit:
And if you happen to be in Houston today, check out Harris Phest, an entire event dedicated to Wittels and hosted by his sister, Stephanie.