Comedian and Netflix star David A. Arnold dead at 54
Comedian David A. Arnold, best known for headlining two Netflix comedy specials, died at the age of 54 on Wednesday.
The stand-up funnyman, who was the showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “That Girl Lay Lay” and served as a producer on the “Fuller House” reboot, died “from natural causes” at his home, his family announced.
He was just three shows into his four-month national comedy tour titled “Pace Ya Self.”
“It is with great sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our husband, father, brother and friend, David A. Arnold,” his family told the LA Times.
“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,” the statement concluded.
Just one week before his death, Arnold spoke to Jalen Rose for his weekly column for The Post about his glittering comedy career, recalling how he first tried an open mic night and bombed. But years later, after a career in the Navy, he was inspired by DL Hughley to try again.
Arnold famously headlined two Netflix comedy specials in the last 3 years.ZAC POPIK/NETFLIX
“And the next thing you know, I was a comedian,” he told Rose. “And that’s when I realized: You gotta bomb. You got to take it in the face and you still got to want to do it.”
Arnold, who hailed from Ohio, kickstarted his writing career at the Montreal Comedy Festival and later appeared on “Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza.”