Neil Mahoney, Emmy-Nominated Editor on ‘Key & Peele,’ Dies at 43

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Mike Barnes on January 16, 2021.

Neil Mahoney, an Emmy-nominated editor, director, writer and producer who contributed to such comedies as Key & PeelePortlandia and Drunk History, has died. He was 43.

After returning from a trip to the mountains with a friend, Mahoney fell asleep in his home in Echo Park on January 7 and didn’t wake up, actor-writer Jonah Ray said.

Since 2012, the good-natured Mahoney had partnered with Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return) and producer Cash Hartzell (Talking Dead) on the Jonah Raydio music podcast; he manned the soundboard and often was on the receiving end of Ray and Hartzell’s jokes. …

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