Rest in peace Neil Mahoney.
Funny Or Die mourns the loss of our friend and former colleague Neil Mahoney. We join the chorus of comedians and creators who loved Neil.
Simply put, he was a great guy, always ready with a smile, a hearty laugh, and amazing creative instincts. Thank you Neil, we were honored to work with you and call you a friend.
In remembrance of Neil, we share a collection of some of his work with us over the years, as well as the comments and stories many others in the community are sharing.
Yesterday my friend Neil Mahoney suddenly passed away. He was a wonderful person & I am proud to have been his friend. I am stunned and sad and angry.— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) January 10, 2021
Drunk History vol. 6 w/ John C. Reilly & Crispin Glover
Rest In Peace Neil Mahoney. A talented and lovely dude with a big heart that edited my first videos when I moved to LA. We worked on many of the same shows throughout the years, and I always loved seeing him around. ??— Jon Daly (@jondaly) January 10, 2021
Our friend Neil Mahoney died this week. He edited your favorite TV stuff & was the most loyal friend. I couldn't sleep last night because I was so sad. Making jokes here helped distract me, but I felt like angry garbage. This wasn't public then but now it is. We love you, Neil. pic.twitter.com/v1bGEjDDNx— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) January 10, 2021
Mummy! w/ Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott & Martin Starr
Neil Mahoney was one of my favorite editors. (thread) pic.twitter.com/AVWKpDCgYh— Andy Young (@AndyYoungFilm) January 10, 2021
Absolutely gutted by the loss of Neil Mahoney. Such a warm, funny, and good-hearted weirdo who I wish so badly was still around. We love you, Neil. https://t.co/INiT6iebLv— Allie Goertz (@AllieGoertz) January 10, 2021
Funny or Die’s Presidential Reunion
Neil Mahoney is as sweet as they come. Legitimately funny and amazingly talented. A friend to everyone. What a kind soul.— scharpling (@scharpling) January 10, 2021
I finally got to work with him last year and came away knowing he was the funniest editor I've ever worked with. Grateful for his presence in my life. RIP.
RIP Neil Mahoney. He was as funny as he was kind, and more talented than most of us. I mainly knew Neil through doing podcasts and seeing him at shows, but every time I had an interaction with him I’d walk away saying “I like that guy”. The world is worse off now that he’s gone.— kurt braunohler (@kurtbraunohler) January 10, 2021
Neil Mahoney passed away yesterday. Way too young, way too talented, and way too nice to die so young. Fantaseez forever my friend. pic.twitter.com/UyMC9auv3t— Matt Besser (@MattBesser) January 10, 2021
Death Bed Subtext w/ Topher Grace & Kate Bosworth
Really, really sad to hear of the passing of @NEILMAHONEY. I remember always being glad if he was at a party because it meant there’d be a guy to stand in the corner with and just talk and laugh. Heartbreaking.— Matt Gourley (@MattGourley) January 10, 2021
I miss you @NEILMAHONEY. Memories of all the backstage, tour bus, airplane, crappy van, shitty bar laughs with the Mr. Show and Comedians of Comedy tours. Drinking for free twelve nights in a row and giggling like hammered idiots. You were the fucking best. Love you, man.— Brian Posehn (@thebrianposehn) January 10, 2021
Intervention Intervention with Fred Armisen
i always enjoyed my time with Neil Mahoney, he was smart and fun and funny. all my love to his loved ones and his devastated friends RIP— blaine capatch (@blainecapatch) January 10, 2021
Devastated to hear about the loss of @NEILMAHONEY. One of my favorite people to talk music and comedy with. Rest In Peace, friend.— Jensen Karp (@JensenKarp) January 10, 2021
Zac Efron’s Pool Party
Rest well, @NEILMAHONEY. He was such a funny and talented director & editor —and during the pandemic, a whittler. We shared whittling advice, which he did not take, & subsequently he posted intricately-carved wooden figurines dampened in blood. Neil, the world misses you. RIP.— Alie Ward (@alieward) January 10, 2021
I adored @NEILMAHONEY the moment I met him. In a sea of LOOK AT ME'S, he was quietly the funniest, smartest person in the room. I could talk to him about anything, he always made me feel comfortable and safe, which is rare. RIP to a perfect man. I hope he knew how loved he was.— tammy golden (@tammygolden) January 10, 2021
Still sorting through the last godawful week, which came to some sort of terrible nadir with the passing of @NEILMAHONEY, my friend. We worked together a lot (he was a great editor) and I loved every minute. He deserves a better tweet but it's all I have right now. RIP, Neil.— Jay Martel (@mrjaymartel) January 10, 2021
I’m caught by complete surprise hearing that our friend @NEILMAHONEY passed. He was one of the funniest, kindest, and most supportive people I met while living and working in LA. Always a smile on his face and ready to make you laugh. We lost a friend and true talent. Bye, Neil.— Har Mar Super Far (@HarMarSuperstar) January 10, 2021
Raaaaaaaandy Declares War on Justin Bieber
I treasure the memory of @NEILMAHONEY conspiring to pull a fun prank on @jonahray’s podcast last year. Neil was a gifted comedy editor. As the news of his sudden passing is now on social media this is just one of many tweets you’ll see. My heart goes out to everyone. RIP Neil.— Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) January 10, 2021
I didn’t know Neil Mahoney well other than having mutual friends & both being Funny Or Die alums. I mainly knew he was one of the best comedy editors on earth, I’d always wanted to work with him & finally got a chance for the first time just 3 months ago. So tragic he’s gone.— Rob Hatch-Miller (@robhatchmiller) January 10, 2021
RIP @NEILMAHONEY a sweet and funny person who made every project and person around him better. I will miss his beautiful spirit.— Owen Burke (@owenburke) January 10, 2021
Tiffani Thiessen is Busy
Sad to hear Neil Mahoney passed away. I only spent a short time with him making an insane movie, but he was passionate and kind, and I'll always remember being at the bottom of this empty pool in the Valley during rare insanely cold LA weather. Rest in peace. #FantaseezForever pic.twitter.com/VvRKVa36m1— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) January 10, 2021
Neil Mahoney was always hilarious and salty and smart and probably the coolest person I knew, even though he would never ever admit to being cool which ended up just making him even cooler. You could talk to him about anything without judgement.— Peter Atencio (@Atencio) January 10, 2021
“American Contestant” with Bob Odenkirk: Episode 1
The Bankers Box
Havin’ a Summah w/ Zooey Deschanel
The Therapist with Adam Scott, Brett Gelman & Lindsay Sloane
You can read more comments and stories about Neil by visiting the hashtag #neiledit on twitter.