Director, editor and writer Neil Mahoney, who has worked on Key & Peele, Portlandia, Drunk History and more, died on Friday at age 43. Jonah Ray shared the sad news on Saturday in an Instagram tribute, writing "I’m sorry to announce that one of the all time best people in the world is no longer with us. Sometime yesterday, Neil Daniel Mahoney fell asleep and didn’t wake up. Ask anybody, they will tell you that Neil was the best guy. He cared so much about his friends. He kept up with every friend he’d ever made. He was a legendary comedy editor who worked on your favorite shows. He liked to whittle, watch Molly’s Game and Letterkenny and Hockey. He was mine and Cash’s brother. He was so funny. He was so beautiful. Oh god, I love you neil. I love you so so much."
If you're not familiar with Neil's name you are probably familiar with his work if you've followed comedy over the last 15 years. He was best known as an editor, having worked on episodes of Key & Peele, Portlandia, Drunk History, Another Period, Ghosted, and more, and he directed a number of classic Funny or Die shorts, including Tiffani Thiessen Is Busy and Aziz Ansari's Raaaaaaaandy Declares War on Justin Bieber, and co-directed and edited feature-length UCB musical Freak Dance.