Death of Comedian Kevin Meaney Best known for ‘Uncle Buck’

Death of Comedian Kevin Meaney Best known for ‘Uncle Buck’

Tributes poured colleagues and friends tonight after the news that Kevin Meaney comedian has died.

Veteran standup comedian whose acting credits include numerous television series and animated film Tom Hanks largest among others, and also made dozens of appearances on late-night television, was 60.

He was found at his home today in Forestburgh, New York.

“So kind. So funny. So sorry for your loved ones for their loss,” said Bob Saget on Meaney on Twitter.

Saget’s tribute was one of many fellow comedians who made special mention of how well a person was Meaney.

“I always thought that Kevin Meaney was a brilliant comedian,” said Patton Oswalt. “Then we hung in Ireland and I realized that he was also an amazing person.”

Born in 1956, Meaney began his comedy career in 1980 and saw his break come 6 years later with his first HBO comedy special, followed by his debut on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson the next year.

In the decades since he made dozens of appearances on late night television, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Oprah, Regis and Kathy Lee, and Conan among many others.

Known for his catch phrase “That’s not right!”, said while imitating his mother, Meaney’s material mined his family as well as the more mundane aspects of his life as a comedian for material.

He was also known for ending his shows with a bit of meta humor at his own expense, often telling deliberately unfunny jokes followed by a song declaring it doesn’t matter if the audience liked them.

Meaney’s most notable film credit is in 1988’s Big, starring Tom Hanks, but he was a prolific comedic voice actor who appeared on several classic animated series, among them Dr. Katz, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Garfield and Friends, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Duckman. Meaney appeared on the NBC series Ned & Stacey, and in 2010 lent his voice to the animated sequel The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue.

Read on for some of the tributes from friends and colleagues.

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