Canadian Comedian Nick Nemeroff Has Died
"We have been so proud to watch Nick grow in to one of Canada's most popular and respected comedians," Grand Wave wrote of Nemeroff in a statement. "Truly a devastating loss to the Toronto and Montreal comedy communities, where he developed and perfected his unique performance and delivery style. Nick will be sorely missed, and fondly remembered."
A Montreal native, Nemeroff attended the city's Royal West Academy and went on to graduate from the Radio and Television program at Toronto Metropolitan University (f.k.a. Ryerson University). An obituary for the comedian also points to time living and performing in Los Angeles and Australia.
Nemeroff released his debut standup album The Pursuit of Comedy Has Ruined My Life in 2020, which featured material recorded over two evenings in December 2019 at now-shuttered Toronto bar the Ossington. The album, which you can hear in its entirety below, would go on to be nominated for Comedy Album of the Year at the 2021 Juno Awards.
In 2018, Nemeroff made his late-night debut on Conan before the long-running show went off the air. You can revisit that performance below, along with appearances at Just for Laughs' 2018 Homegrown Comics special and the 2020 Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Nemeroff also appeared on CBC's The New Wave of Standup and CTV's Roast Battle Canada.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved brother Nick Nemeroff. pic.twitter.com/JY4jSErfi9— Nick Nemeroff (@nicknemeroff) June 27, 2022
Nick's dedication to standup was formidable, and produced amazing results. He drew acclaim in Canada and the US, becoming both a 'comic's comic' and a hit with crowds who were enamoured by his unique cadence, labyrinthine deadpan, and fresh take on misdirection-driven comedy. pic.twitter.com/3TiG3eOGHM— Nick Nemeroff (@nicknemeroff) June 27, 2022
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. pic.twitter.com/jXHfl0OMRo— Nick Nemeroff (@nicknemeroff) June 27, 2022
Endlessly sweet, supportive of others, humble about his many skills and achievements, Nick lived his life doing what he loved, and that is how he will be remembered. RIP Nick. We love you. pic.twitter.com/vc2Rmu3ypA— Nick Nemeroff (@nicknemeroff) June 27, 2022
We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Nick Nemeroff. pic.twitter.com/PdpVzWACNB— Grand Wave Ent. (@GrandWaveEnt) June 27, 2022