Today, the comedy community was dealt with some unexpected news. Comedian Trevor Moore, best known for his work as part of the Whitest Kids U’ Know, is dead at 41 after what is being reported as a currently undisclosed accident.
Moore, who was born in New Jersey and the son of two Christian folk-rock singers, was in school and hosting a public access show – titled The Trevor Moore Show – in Virginia when he transferred to the film program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. While there, in 1999, Moore met fellow students Sam Brown and Zach Creggar. And alongside Timmy Williams, they would eventually go onto form the group The Whitest Kids U Know.
The group would hold shows at the school’s amphitheater, which wound up being a big success. After they left school, Darren Trumeter would also join the group. The group wound up touring and frequenting comedy clubs throughout New York. In 2006, they even won the Best Sketch Group award at the Aspen Comedy Festival.
The group finally got their own show on Fuse in 2007. Despite being an instant success, Fuse started implementing restrictions on certain content. But when the head of programming, Jennifer Caserta, became the general manager over at IFC, she took the boys with her. They wound up doing an additional four seasons there, with the final season airing in 2011. For the fifth season, the team wound up featuring 10 minutes of a story arch in every episode. This was eventually released to Amazon as a movie, The Civil War on Drugs. There had been talks ever since 2017 of a WKUK movie, and in February of this year, it was announced that it would be an animated film titled Mars.
Moore also formed a working relationship with Comedy Central. The comedian did two comedy specials for Comedy Central, titled High In Church and The Story of our Times, as well as the album Drunk Texts to Myself. In 2019, he also premiered The Trevor Moore Show on Comedy Central’s YouTube page. Additionally in 2009, Moore starred in Miss March, which he wrote, directed, and starred in with Zach Creggar. He also created the Disney shows Walk the Prank, which lasted three season, and co-created Just Roll With It, which lasted two seasons.
Moore’s death certainly comes as a shock, and we are sending our wishes with his family and friends. We will update with further information on his death as it is made available.