David Arnold was a comedian on the rise when he sadly passed away in early September 2022. His standup routine consisted of jokes on family life and relationships. Arnold had launched a comedy tour and completed shows in San Francisco, Phoenix, and Charlotte, North Carolina. He was booked to perform in New Brunswick, New Jersey, at the Stress Factory Comedy Club in late September.

Arnold’s unexpected death has sent the comedy world into mourning. Nickelodeon, which worked with Arnold on the show That Girl Lay Laysaid:

“David was an immense talent and gifted storyteller with a wide range of fans, from adults through his standup, to kids and families through the Nickelodeon show he created.”

David’s family said he passed away due to natural causes

David’s family announced that the comedian died unexpectedly due to natural causes. Arnold leaves behind his wife, Julie, and daughters, Ashlyn Elizabeth and Anna Grace. The family’s statement read:

“David passed away peacefully today in his home and doctors have ruled the cause of death due to natural causes. Please keep our family in prayer and respect our privacy at this time as we are all shocked and devastated by this loss.”

Condolences have poured in from the comedy community and from friends. Comedian Chris Spencer, one of David’s closest friends, sent the following statement to Entertainment Weekly:

“Our closely knit comedy community mourns the loss of one of the greatest to ever do it. He was admired by his peers, respected by other veterans, and revered by the burgeoning comedians that he mentored. He will be deeply missed, especially by his comedy fraternity.”

Fans have also sent their tributes to the departed star via social media. @MomOfFerrets tweeted:

“I’m legit sick waking up to the news of the passing of David Arnold. He was absolutely one of my favorites on IG. I followed him for years and feels like I’ve watched his daughters grow up. My heart breaks for his daughters and Julie.”