Comedian, writer and occasional actor Harris Wittels died on Thursday at the tragically young age of 30. I was a fan of his writing and his podcast appearances. I particularly enjoyed his appearances on Parks and Recreation, where along with Coltin Dunne he formed Pawnee's Animal Control division. I always hoped for a spin-off and was actually quite disappointed when the two characters were sacked for gross incompetence and April took over.

His Parks co-star Aziz Ansari wrote an amazing, funny, touching and heartfelt tribute to his pal. It's really one of the best things you'll read all year.

If you want to listen to some of his podcast appearances here's his page on Earwolf.

He also did some great, open and honest interviews on a number of shows. You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, WTF with Marc Maron, Nerdist Writers Panel and Making it with Rikki Lindhome