Kevin Barnett (comedian)

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Born (1986-08-07) August 7, 1986 (age 35)
DiedJanuary 22, 2019
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Actor
  • Stand up comedian

Kevin Barnett (August 7, 1986 – January 22, 2019) was an American actor and stand up comedian. Barnett was the co-creator of “Rel,” a sitcom starring Lil Rel Howery[1] that debuted on Fox in September of 2018. Barnett was also a writer on Comedy Central's Broad City and The Carmichael Show Barnett started his career on MTV's Guy Code before becoming a co-creator of the sketch comedy show Friends of the People.[2] He was also featured in the Mike Birbiglia film Sleepwalk with Me. Barnett died unexpectedly of non-traumatic pancreatitis at the age of 32 while on a vacation.[3] Tributes poured out in his memory across the comedy world.[4]


  1. "Comedian Sinbad Is Recovering After Suffering a Recent Stroke". Us Weekly. 2020-11-16. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  2. "Jim Norton, Rachel Dratch and David Alan Grier Among Upcoming 'Friends of the People' Guest Stars (Exclusive)". TheWrap. 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  3. "Kevin Barnett's Cause of Death Revealed (Report)". TheWrap. 2019-01-25. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  4. "Kevin Barnett: Celebs And Friends React To The Comedian's Death". CINEMABLEND. 2019-01-23. Retrieved 2020-12-28.

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