On Thursday evening, comedians shared their remembrances on Twitter and retweeted some of their favorite Wittels tweets.
Putting together a top ten "Who mourned him best" list. Get your votes in now!— Harris Wittels (@twittels) August 14, 2014
HARRIS: sweet guy; no BS; straight up honest guy, type you'd want to gravitate to at a party; amazing how open he was w/ us about his pain.— Matt Besser (@MattBesser) February 20, 2015
"we're all trying to avoid thinking about death, that's why we get excited about these stupid, human interactions." – Harris last night— Steve Agee (@steveagee) February 20, 2015
I met Harris in 2002 & sought his approval ever since. He was the most effortlessly funny person I've ever known. He'd hate all these tweets— joe mande (@JoeMande) February 20, 2015
Wittels appeared on Parks and Recreation quite a few times, often as one of two highly stoned Pawnee animal control employees. He also coined the term “humblebrag” and started the Twitter account @humblebrag to collect the Internet’s finest moments of narcissism.
Before Parks and Recreation, he was a writer for Eastbound & Down and The Sarah Silverman Show. Silverman’s tweets were particularly heartbreaking.
He was my baby. I just keep thinking of superman flying backwards around the earth. I wish I could do that. I'm so mad at you Harris— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 20, 2015
You should know that Harris was brilliant beyond compare. That his imagination was without limit. That he loved comedy more than anything.— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 20, 2015
Last year, Wittels appeared on Pete Holmes’ podcast You Made It Weird and spoke openly and honestly about addiction. Variety reports that Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler mentioned Wittels during an event Thursday evening.