Trevor Moore, a comic and co-founder of the favored sketch comedy present “The Whitest Youngsters U’Know,” which appeared on the Unbiased Movie Channel, died on Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 41.
His loss of life was confirmed by the Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner, who stated that Mr. Moore had died in a yard on a residential block within the Franklin Hills part of town, the identical block the place public data confirmed that he had lived.
Mr. Moore was killed in an accident, based on an announcement from his spouse, Aimee Carlson, that was launched by his supervisor, Kara Welker. The assertion didn’t present particulars of the accident, and Ms. Welker stated that she didn’t have extra info. The health worker’s workplace stated a reason for loss of life could be decided after an post-mortem.
Mr. Moore launched a solo comedy album, “Drunk Texts to Myself”; hosted a one-hour particular on Comedy Central; and co-directed, co-wrote and starred within the movies “Miss March” (2009) and “The Civil Battle on Medicine” (2011).
However he’s greatest identified for his work on “Whitest Youngsters U’Know,” which ran for 5 seasons beginning in 2007. Zany and wry, it at instances sought to wring laughs out of thorny points like police brutality, the warfare on medicine and pupil debt.
One author on the web site Salon final yr stated the present “eerily foresaw the Trump period.” Different instances, the present veered into the absurd. After going off the air, it developed a following on-line, and its YouTube channel has greater than 100 million whole views.
Mr. Moore usually rooted his comedy in terrain his audiences might acknowledge — a park with an outdated good friend, a modern-day White Home information convention — and injected every situation with dizzying quantities of lunacy and humor.
In a single memorable sketch, a White Home press secretary reveals an increasing number of particulars about an unlikely flip of occasions on a secret United States area station on the moon that has been taken over by bears.
“We consider they could be concerned in some form of intergallatic drug cartel, maybe affiliated with one of many interstellar wizard alliances,” the press secretary deadpans. Surprised reporters attempt to take in the stunning information when one lastly asks, “You wouldn’t occur to be invading Iran as we speak, would we?” The press secretary pauses, then smiles wryly and says, “You bought me.”
In 2019, Mr. Moore introduced his idiosyncratic sensibilities to the discuss present format, and commenced internet hosting “The Trevor Moore Present” on Comedy Central. Its early episodes had titles like “Attaining World Peace with Flat Earth Idea” and “Why is Everybody So Attractive All of the Time?”
“See, the worst half about dying,” Mr. Moore stated on the present in June, “is that you simply don’t get to listen to all the good issues stated about you after you’re gone.”
Born on April 4, 1980, in Montclair, N.J., Mr. Moore was raised in Charlottesville, Va., by his dad and mom, Mickey and Becki Moore, fashionable Christian rock singers, based on Self-importance Truthful and the web site IMDb.
At 16, Mr. Moore started creating weekly cartoons for native newspapers in Virginia, and by 19 he had written and produced a weekly sketch comedy program, “The Trevor Moore Present,” for native tv stations, based on IMDb.
Mr. Moore graduated with a level in movie from the Faculty of Visible Arts in New York Metropolis. In 2010, he married Ms. Carlson. Along with his spouse and fogeys, Mr. Moore is survived by a 3-year-old son, August. He’s additionally survived by a sister, Lila Haile.
Information of Mr. Moore’s loss of life drew an outpouring of reward for the comic from collaborators and admirers.
On Instagram, the comic James Adomian of IFC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!” stated Mr. Moore “was a magnetic good friend to all, who thought all the things was unstoppably hilarious regardless of how scary or hopeless — this sardonic gallows humor was a beacon and a information to me and plenty of others in darkish instances.”
Referring to 2 sketch comedy reveals with sturdy cult followings, David Gallaher, who has written for Marvel and DC Comics, stated on Twitter that Mr. Moore “blended the BEST of The State and Youngsters In The Corridor to create one thing lovely, subversive, and up to date.”
Neil Vigdor contributed reporting and Kitty Bennett contributed analysis.