Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser

BoredPanda Add post form topAdd Post
Tooltip close

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

“Am I Trending Yet?”: Ex-SNL Comedian Kevin Brennan Posts Heartless Jokes About Matthew Perry
270

“Am I Trending Yet?”: Ex-SNL Comedian Kevin Brennan Posts Heartless Jokes About Matthew Perry

ADVERTISEMENT

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the tragic news of the death of Friends star Matthew Perry broke online. Perry, who passed away at the age of 54, famously played the sarcastic Chandler Bing in the successful ‘90s sitcom.

He was found unresponsive inside his Los Angeles home after apparently drowning in his hot tub. Still, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office has yet to confirm the official causes of his death. While an autopsy has been completed, toxicology results are still pending, and tests could take months.

Ex-SNL comedian Kevin Brennan faced a wave of criticism after taking to X to mock Matthew Perry’s recent death

Image credits: MLC Podcast

Amid the heartbreaking news, an ex-Saturday Night Live writer, Kevin Brennan, decided to mock Perry’s passing on social media.

Reposting a TMZ article of the news, the comedian wrote: “DROWNED IN A HOT TUB. HAHAHAHA.”

People didn’t take long to respond, calling Brennan out for his heartless behavior.

“DROWNED IN A HOT TUB. HAHAHAHA,” the podcaster wrote online

Image credits: mlcpodcast

But the 63-year-old, who hosts a podcast called Misery Loves Company, didn’t flinch at the negative comments he received for his despicable remarks.

Replying to a new TMZ article about his recent comments, titled “Ex-SNL Writer-Comedian Kevin Brennan Mocks Matthew Perry’s Death,” Brennan wrote. “I didn’t mock it. I just thought it was funny. But I do love it when junkies die.”

ADVERTISEMENT

When a disgusted social media user asked him, “Why is drowning in a hot tub funny?” he replied: “Because it’s not very deep.”

After facing public backlash for his heartless behavior, Brennan asked, “Am I trending yet?”

Image credits: mlcpodcast

Perry spoke candidly about his decades-long struggles with alcoholism and opioid abuse on several occasions. In his memoir— titled Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing—he revealed that he went to rehab 15 times, and, at the lowest point in his battle with addiction, he was taking “55 Vicodin a day”, and a cocktail of “Methadone, Xanax, a full quart of vodka”.

Matthew Perry was found dead at his Los Angeles residence last Saturday after apparently drowning in his hot tub

Image credits: mattyperry4

In 2018, the 17 Again actor almost died due to a gastrointestinal perforation and spent two weeks in a coma with a “two percent chance to live,” the late star revealed.

The string of insensitive comments angered more and more people, who ran out of negative adjectives to describe Brennan’s conduct.

Brennan made fun of Perry’s decades-long struggle with substance addiction, calling him a “junkie”

ADVERTISEMENT

Image credits: mlcpodcast

A furious person wrote on X: “It’s not at all anything to laugh about!!! You’re gross for thinking otherwise. You realize people can go into cardiac arrest and die in any surrounding, don’t you?”

“Comedy is supposed to be funny. Who told you that you are a comedian? Self appointed?” another fan slammed Brennan.

His vile remarks angered more and more fans, but the ex-SNL writer didn’t flinch

Image credits: mlcpodcast

Image credits: mlcpodcast

“Jealous you won’t be mourned when your time comes, eh?” a fan criticized the podcaster, while another called Brennan “a really sad, sad human being.”

Faced with a wave of criticism, Brennan asked this Monday on X, a platform where he has 6,000 followers: “Am I trending yet?”

In his memoir, the Friends star revealed that he had gone to rehab 15 times as a result of his addiction

ADVERTISEMENT

Image credits: mattyperry4

This, once again, intensified the public backlash.

“Not in a good way,” someone warned him, while another appalled user wrote “Ending. Not trending.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Kevin Brennan’s brother, who co-wrote Comedy Central’s successful Chappelle’s Show, revealed that the two are estranged

Image credits: kevinbrennan666

In 2013, Matthew Perry established a men’s sober living facility at his former Malibu home

Image credits: mattyperry4

Brennan was one of the writers and correspondents on SNL’s Weekend Update between 1999 and 2000. His younger sibling is comedian Neal Brennan, who co-created and wrote Comedy Central’s successful Chappelle’s Show with Dave Chappelle. Though both brothers have written sitcom episodes together, they’re now estranged, as Neal revealed last year during an interview.

People were quick to call out Brennan for his merciless remarks

ADVERTISEMENT
Share on Facebook
Marina Urman

Marina Urman

Writer, BoredPanda staff

Read more »

Marina is a journalist at Bored Panda. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she holds a Bachelor of Social Science. In her spare time, you can find her baking sweet treats, reading, or binge-watching a docuseries on Netflix. Her main areas of interest are pop culture, literature, and education.

Read less »
Marina Urman

Marina Urman

Writer, BoredPanda staff

Marina is a journalist at Bored Panda. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she holds a Bachelor of Social Science. In her spare time, you can find her baking sweet treats, reading, or binge-watching a docuseries on Netflix. Her main areas of interest are pop culture, literature, and education.

Karina Babenok

Karina Babenok

Author, BoredPanda staff

Read more »

As a visual editor in the News team, I look for the most interesting pictures and comments to make each post interesting and informative through images, so that you aren't reading only blocks of text. I joined Bored Panda not that long ago, but in this short amount of time I have covered a wide range of topics: from true crime to Taylor Swift memes (my search history is very questionable because of that). In my freetime, I enjoy spending time at the gym, gaming, binging Great British Bake Off and adding yet another tattoo artist that I would love to get a tattoo from to my pinterest board.

Read less »

Karina Babenok

Karina Babenok

Author, BoredPanda staff

As a visual editor in the News team, I look for the most interesting pictures and comments to make each post interesting and informative through images, so that you aren't reading only blocks of text. I joined Bored Panda not that long ago, but in this short amount of time I have covered a wide range of topics: from true crime to Taylor Swift memes (my search history is very questionable because of that). In my freetime, I enjoy spending time at the gym, gaming, binging Great British Bake Off and adding yet another tattoo artist that I would love to get a tattoo from to my pinterest board.

What do you think?
Add photo comments
POST
beab_ avatar
Ample Aardvark
Community Member
8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not a "comedian", he's an attention seeking idiot that looks like a half melted Humpty Dumpty wax figure

cali-tabby-katz avatar
LakotaWolf (she/her)
Community Member
8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I REALLY hope it someday comes to light that this Kevin Brennan fellow struggled with addiction and/or tried drugs or alcohol at some point in his life. Because to mock addicts' struggles with "always love it when a junkie dies"... I just cannot even. I hope he gets outed as a massive hypocrite on top of the d-bag we now all know he is.

Load More Replies...
honoc96688 avatar
Honcho Chorcoran
Community Member
8 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stop making stupid people famous. He doesn't even deserve an article, mention, or even a passing thought. Let this sad pathetic troll toil in obscurity and die alone and unnoticed.

jillh70 avatar
Jilly
Community Member
8 months ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Not dumb. Edgy and guarantee he's as sad as we are about his passing. You and your ilk are way too sensitive and your cancel culture would have killed any comic back in the day.

Load More Replies...
melissawohlgemuth avatar
Powerful Musk Ox
Community Member
8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is just an example of the stigma so many considering sobriety face, every day. Horrific.

cali-tabby-katz avatar
LakotaWolf (she/her)
Community Member
8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a currently-sober addict myself (one year clean). I know that I will forever walk the razor's edge every day and I will FOREVER be an addict... but it is up to me whether I am a "currently using" addict or a "currently clean" addict. I think even if it comes out later after the full autopsy that Perry had relapsed, he should NOT be vilified for it. None of us knows the struggle that someone ELSE is going through. Personally, I'm a terrible enough of a person to hope that someone finds out that Brennan struggled with addiction/tried drugs/alcohol himself at some point in his past, just so we can all loathe him a little bit more for being a hypocrite on top of everything else. But, I wish that because I'm a horrible person; I don't wish the struggle of addiction upon anyone else.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
beab_ avatar
Ample Aardvark
Community Member
8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not a "comedian", he's an attention seeking idiot that looks like a half melted Humpty Dumpty wax figure

cali-tabby-katz avatar
LakotaWolf (she/her)
Community Member
8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I REALLY hope it someday comes to light that this Kevin Brennan fellow struggled with addiction and/or tried drugs or alcohol at some point in his life. Because to mock addicts' struggles with "always love it when a junkie dies"... I just cannot even. I hope he gets outed as a massive hypocrite on top of the d-bag we now all know he is.

Load More Replies...
honoc96688 avatar
Honcho Chorcoran
Community Member
8 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stop making stupid people famous. He doesn't even deserve an article, mention, or even a passing thought. Let this sad pathetic troll toil in obscurity and die alone and unnoticed.

jillh70 avatar
Jilly
Community Member
8 months ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Not dumb. Edgy and guarantee he's as sad as we are about his passing. You and your ilk are way too sensitive and your cancel culture would have killed any comic back in the day.

Load More Replies...
melissawohlgemuth avatar
Powerful Musk Ox
Community Member
8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is just an example of the stigma so many considering sobriety face, every day. Horrific.

cali-tabby-katz avatar
LakotaWolf (she/her)
Community Member
8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a currently-sober addict myself (one year clean). I know that I will forever walk the razor's edge every day and I will FOREVER be an addict... but it is up to me whether I am a "currently using" addict or a "currently clean" addict. I think even if it comes out later after the full autopsy that Perry had relapsed, he should NOT be vilified for it. None of us knows the struggle that someone ELSE is going through. Personally, I'm a terrible enough of a person to hope that someone finds out that Brennan struggled with addiction/tried drugs/alcohol himself at some point in his past, just so we can all loathe him a little bit more for being a hypocrite on top of everything else. But, I wish that because I'm a horrible person; I don't wish the struggle of addiction upon anyone else.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
You May Like
Related on Bored Panda
Related on Bored Panda
Trending on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda