This has knocked me for six. What a legend in the comedy circuit. His work on 8 out of 10 Cats and its late night Countdown collab were side ripping. The Carrot In A Box segment is absolutely hilarious. May he rest in peace.
Very funny guy and seemed like a nice guy to boot... going by the tributes from his peers, colleagues and friends he must well have been.
Saw this earlier, very sad and only 58... far too young
He was by far the best panelist on 8 out of 10 Cats. Rest in Peace.
RIP. Fantastic comedian and loved watching him on shows like QI and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.
holly horse sh1t Batman - thats unreal. Shocked and saddened. RIP
A great sense of humour, very funny guy. RIP.
That's a shock, has been a Channel 4 staple for years. Was it known he was ill?
He was absent from 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown for a while. When he came back he was noticeably hoarse. Think that was last year when he was absent for a good few episodes.
That's a challenging wank.
Knocked me for six also, had no idea he was unwell albeit I'd noticed his absence generally for the past year or so. Always found him funny and entertaining. VERY, Very sad news, RIP
Is maith an scáthán súil charad.
He was such a naturally funny man. He had that rare gift which makes his basic conversation hilarious. True comic, and tragically early death.
A truly funny man who always made me chuckle.
Genuinely upset by this. Such a funny man.
had tickets to go see him in the olympia a few years ago but the show was cancelled and never rescheduled, so when he reappeared on 8 out of 10 cats looking gaunt it was hopeful that he was on the mend. big, big loss though. the first 25 seconds of this clip are still the funniest i've heard in stand up for a long time.
Terribly sad news, leaves behind a young family too. I met him a couple years ago in Amsterdam and he was a total gent. As already said, he was just a very naturally funny man.
Exactly the quote I was going to post. :D
Saw him live once, great show. His general arseholeishness to some guests on the panel shows was great. He's been in my town a couple of times over the years apparently on Christmas Holidays, was going to keep an eye out for him.
Don't worry Sean, we'll get used to life without you!
It wasn't talked about much openly but I do think a lot of his fans knew something was up because his voice had weakened significantly over the past few years and he lost a lot of weight. I think there was a thread on here or reddit about a year ago which raised it. I'm a big fan of the panel shows and definitely noticed it. But I don't think anyone knew it was this serious or advancing so fast.
I can't imagine 8 out of 9 cats without him.
Thought he looked very shook in that clip when I saw it. Very funny man, naturally funny as many said.
Shocked to hear this today - can only mirror the sentiments here. Will be missed
Awh man, that hits hard, he was bloody hilarious and seemed like a lovely chap as well.
Big loss, RIP.
He really was excellent on 8 out of 10 cats and quite enjoyed his stand up
refering to Paloma Faith as.. “ a poundshop Bjork”... that’s funny as fûck 😂
Seemed to have aged in his last few outings on TV... but who’d have known... cancer is just a cûnt...so long Sean..thanks for the laughs.
Just fking shocking. Sean Lock got me through some times when I was a bit under pressure. I would listen to his best of in the mornings, particularly in 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, and just laugh with his quick wit and total irreverence. Very, very sad news.
Amongst many, many things, Carrot in a Box, not to mention “Here comes Jimmy the feeder”, and his unique bedtime routine where he unscrews all of the lightbulbs. He was a comedy genius.
First time I saw that clip I was around in a friend's gaff, where we passed around a cigarette, so to speak, as it were. Then watched that episode. Error in judgement. He had us going in a big way but then that part came up; I sank to my knees and took a position on the floor like I was praying towards Mecca, very nearly feckin expired from the laughing and the muscles on the back of my neck weren't right for a month. Funny man. Sad news. RIP
Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.
Yeah, it's a bit of a shocking one alright. It's not like he was a megastar or you ever saw any huge fuss around him, but it seems like he was always just a comedy staple. You turn on a UK comedy show, there he is. 7 nights a week at this stage, flick around, you'll find something that he's in. Almost taken for granted, now that he's gone it feels like a massive loss.
And you could always tell by the way the other comedians reacted to him that they all had the utmost respect for him.
his sitcom 15 Storeys High is very good if you can track it down (maybe the BBC will repeat it now) - co-starred Benedict Wong who's gone on to do a lot of big movies.
I loved Sean's sense of humour, he was brilliant on the early series of QI (hadn't been on it for a long time, probably because he was doing so many panel shows for C4) and his stand up was always excellent - RIP.
Anyone could make Jimmy Carr do his annoying seal-laugh. Sean Lock was one of the only people who could almost consistently make him laugh so hard that no noise would come out. Just so quick off the draw with absolutely killer lines out of nowhere.
That’s sad news. He had a brilliant sense of humour and he’s left very fond memories for anyone who’s a fan of the panel shows.
It’s often comedians who get us through tough times, they can hold power to account with comedy and satire in a way nobody else can. It cuts though a lot of noise and nonsense.