So a 60-year-old veteran comedian, lan cognito, just slumped on stage while performing on Thursday.
The crowd at the bar kept on laughing thinking it was a joke, not knowing the comedian was dying.
Reports say that cognito was actually not feeling too well before the event but insisted on going onstage.
One Mr Bird who runs the club said that “He was like his old self, his voice was loud. I was thinking ‘he’s having such a good gig’.” ironically, cognito was reported to have even made fun of his health telling the crowd “imagine if i died in front of you lot here.”😒😕
Mr Bird said he was the first person to go on stage to check if his fellow comedian was ok while the crowd were lost in their laughter. Mr Bird said he was even expecting the magician to say “boo”.😆
Another member of the audience said 10 minutes before he sat down he joked about having a stroke when he said “imagine having a stroke and waking up speaking Welsh.”(first it was a joke about death, now stroke. I guess there truly is power kn the tongue).😷
His fellow comedians have taken to socia media to express thier sympathy and pay attribute to him. Mark Steel, a comedian said on a tweet that cognito was a “difficult awkward hilarious troubled brilliant sort, a proper comic.”
Cognito has been known to be a very nice, brillant and provocative comic and that what makes him special and standout from the rest.