Comedian Ian Cognito – real name Paul Barbieri – died onstage in the UK on Thursday. Jimmy Carr and Matt Lucas were among those who paid homage to him. Photo: Handout

UK stand-up comedian Ian Cognito dies onstage during show, prompting eulogies from Jimmy Carr and Matt Lucas

  • The 60-year-old, real name Paul Barbieri, had joked about having a stroke before sitting down onstage and dying
  • Jimmy Carr called his death ‘commitment to comedy’ and recalled how Cognito’s ‘kindness’ in helping him when he started out as a stand-up
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Comedian Ian Cognito – real name Paul Barbieri – died onstage in the UK on Thursday. Jimmy Carr and Matt Lucas were among those who paid homage to him. Photo: Handout
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