David A. Arnold, a comic and showrunner referred to for his standup work and as the maker and showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “That Young lady Lay,” passed on out of the blue on Wednesday. He was 54 years of age.
David A. Arnold’s family said in a proclamation, “It is with extraordinary bitterness that we affirm the unfavorable passing of our significant other, father, sibling and companion. David passed away today at his home and doctors have confirmed a Definite natural cause confirmed. Cause of death Please keep our family in prayer and respect our privacy at this time as we are all shocked and devastated by this loss.
Arnold’s passing shocked industry insiders. He was affiliated with Kevin Hart, who produced Arnold’s second Netflix standup special It Ain’t for the Week, which debuted in July. The exceptional spins around Arnold’s day to day life as well as a normal zeroing in on conjugal life and entitled kids.
Comedian Chris Spencer, a close friend of Arnold, said the comedy community mourns the loss of one of the greatest people of all time. Spencer said that Cleveland native Arnold was respected by his peers, other veterans and budding comedians. He will miss me a lot from his comedy fraternity, especially his comedy fraternity.
Arnold was also the creator, showrunner and executive producer of Nickelodeon’s live-action comedy That Girl Le Lay, which is about an avatar who comes to life to help a teenage girl and her friends navigate their lives.
The series, created through Will Packer Media, debuted in September 2021 and was restored for Season 2 in January. Arnold Paes was in the middle of the Yes Self Standup Tour. He will be in New Brunswick NJ later this month. Also run standup dates in Atlanta and Nashville in early October.
Arnold’s other credits include writing episodes of TV One’s The Ricky Smiley Show BET’s The Real Husbands of Hollywood and the Tyler Perry TBS comedy Meet the Browns and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. He also recently co-wrote installments of Beta Plus’s Bigger and Netflix’s Fuller House.