This week’s mixtape comes to you on a somber note. Yesterday, we lost comedian and Parks & Recreation producer Harris Wittels at the age of 30, one of the funniest, most talented human beings on the planet. Harris created the humblebrag, was a frequent guest on the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast, and hosted Analyze Phish with Scott Aukerman. He also was an Emerson College alum.
As if all those writing and producing credits weren’t impressive enough, Harris played with fellow comedians Paul Rust and Michael Cassady as the drummer and backing vocalist for piano-pop trio Don’t Stop or We’ll Die. Gorgeous, released in 2014, was the band’s first full length record. You can find that on the playlist, along with One of the Gang and The Ballad of Bird and Fox EPs.
We’ll miss you, Harris.