The Comedy Store announced the death of Jeff Scott, a comedian, and famous piano player, on Twitter. Several fans rushed to pay special tributes to him.
The news came as a shock to everyone who had known Jeff. The comedian had been a part of the business for many years. Several people and television personalities were quick to express their condolences after hearing the news.
Who was The Comedy Store’s Jeff Scott?
For anyone who had visited The Comedy Store, it was hard to forget Jeff. In fact, Mayer Hawthorne also spoke about Jeff in one of his interviews. In a series of tweets, The Comedy Store announced the passing of Jeff. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved house pianist-archivist, Jeff Scott. Jeff was a master of musical and comedic timing. He would riff with the seasoned comics on stage, often playing along to their sets,” they wrote.
The tweet continued, “He always made the newer comics feel like they belonged to the Comedy Store family and provided a soundtrack for many’s journeys in comedy. He acted as a mentor to many and would rightfully scold newer comics who left the stage bitterly because they didn’t quite understand the energy of the room yet. It was never out of hate, only love – love for the Store, love for comedy, and love for the comics.”
“He told countless ghost stories, had a large collection of Ciro’s memorabilia, and kept a wonderful archive of photos and videos,” they wrote while thanking him for his 25 years of service.
Tributes pour in on Twitter for Jeff Scott:
Several people flood social media with tributes after the news of Jeff’s death was confirmed. “Jeff Scott was such a part of the Comedy Store. Like, foundational. He’s part of the air there. Always will be. So sweet and silly and kind. And that smile. I’m sorry you’re gone,” one user wrote.
Another added, “I wish it wasn’t true! long time pianist and fixture of the comedy store jeff Scott is no longer with us. thank you for playing me up to “everything’s coming up roses” every set for the last decade. thank you for the music.”
“The Comedy Store and all of us who have been lucky to perform there just lost a great friend. The house pianist and Comedy Store historian, Jeff Scott. He was always there. Always smiling. He leaves such a void in our comedy community,” read another comment.