Fans and comedy lovers are mourning Harris Wittels, who was found dead in his L.A. home on Thursday.
Wittels, who was just 30 years old, accomplished much during his comedy career. He was a writer and later executive producer on Parks and Recreation, a regular on hit podcast Comedy Bang! Bang!, and popularized the term “humblebrag” on Twitter.
Wittels left a small goldmine of comedy online. Here are some of his best-loved bits and appearances.
1) Parks and Recreation
Wittels appeared on Parks and Recreation as Harris, a 33-year-old animal control worker and avid Phish fan who was always “down to clown.”
2) Comedy Bang! Bang!
Fans of Comedy Bang! Bang! will remember him best for Harris’s Phone Corner, also known as Harris’s Foam Corner, a segment that featured Wittels reading jokes he’d written in his phone. You can check out a full catalog of Wittels’ appearances here.
Wittels also appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang! as a character named Jack Sjunior.
3) The humblebrag
Wittels cultivated a huge following on Twitter through his @Humblebrag account, which astutely zeroed in on self-adulating tweets thinly veiled as accounts of adversity.
it was right around this date in November when I was 27 years old that i remember looking at a 0 dollar bank balance at the ATM…
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) November 5, 2012
Emmys tonight. Send good viiiiiibes.
(that my tux fits.)
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) September 23, 2012
I just called Randy Jackson "dawg", making me officially the lamest man in America :-(
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) September 10, 2012
September 6th 2012. AKA the day someone stole my yogurt snack off of my director's chair while I was otherwise engaged. Never forget.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 7, 2012
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