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Comedian Jay Leggett gets public memorial at Hollywood comedy theater

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Los Angeles comedian Jay Leggett died Saturday at 50 years old, collapsing after deer hunting in Wisconsin. A well-loved member of the L.A. comedy community, local comedy theater iO West is holding a memorial for him Monday on their main stage.

The announcement on the theater's website calls Leggett a "brother, fellow improviser, teacher and friend."

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Leggett started his career training in Chicago with Del Close, considered by many to be the father of improv comedy. He appeared in the '90s on Fox's "In Living Color" and appeared in numerous other TV shows and movies, writing films including "Employee of the Month" and "Without A Paddle."

Among Leggett's current projects, he directed iO West female sketch comedy group the Ladies' Room, whose next show is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12.

The memorial is Monday from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at iO West in Hollywood.

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