Trevor Moore ended his life on Dec. 11. He was only 30 years old. The world is a worse place without him in it, and we will miss him dearly. Trevor touched so many people with his comedy, music, and general presence in life. Here are five reasons why we’ll miss him — and why you should know who he is now, before he’s gone forever. We first discovered Trevor through the skater comedy “Wrath of Cain” (woC). It was just the beginning of his comedy career – one that would make him famous almost instantly with the release of “Wrath of the Internet” in 2014, along with fellow woC members Craig^2 read more
He was a master of physical comedy.
We loved to laugh while watching Trevor’s videos. The woC videos were a goldmine of physical comedy, with incredible choreography and timing that gave us countless re-watchable moments. Trevor’s general style of comedy was a “go big or go home” approach, and he was fearless with how far he’d go for a laugh. Trevor’s comedy truly transcended the screen and into real life. He was known to bring his comedic chops to public spaces, like car washes and grocery stores, and occasionally even his own bedroom. Trevor was even featured in an episode of “Nailed It!”, where amateur bakers attempt to re-create complicated baked goods.
He was a voice for the LGBTQ+ community.
Trevor’s comedy worked to bring attention to the LGBTQ+ community. His “Wrath of the Internet” video (a parody of “Wrath of the Titans”) featured a diverse cast of characters, including a gay couple, one of whom was played by Trevor. The couple was featured throughout the video, and their relationship was never questioned or called into question by any of the other characters or by the plot itself. Trevor often wore a shirt reading “BE A SEX PIRATE” on stage. The shirt’s tags described it as a “straight ally shirt for the LGBTQ+ community”. He made sure to make a statement on behalf of the straight community that we would love to see more of in the near future.
He was an amazing musician.
Trevor was first noticed as a musician when he released a song called “A Million Dogs” in 2012. After its release, he was featured on “Today” with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, with the song receiving a few thousand more views as a result of the TV appearance. “A Million Dogs” also happens to be the first song that Craig^2 ever heard Trevor perform – a fact that they often joked about, since music was the one part of their friendship that Craig had no part in. You can hear Trevor’s musical style everywhere in his comedy videos, but the two best examples are “Skaters are Ruined” and “Skateboarders are Ruined”, where he sings the lyrics for the entire song.
He had a knack for collaborating with other artists.
Trevor had an uncanny ability to collaborate with other artists, often people whose work and fame dwarfed his own. He performed a duet with Carly Rae Jepsen on her song “Let’s Get Lost” at her show in New York City, and he also sang “Let’s Get Lost” with Carly on her podcast. He appeared on the podcast “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, collaborated with filmmaker Jason Fimllet on his film “Wieners and Waffles”, and appeared alongside Nick Offerman in the Funny or Die sketch “Bewbs”, among many other projects.
He was an amazing friend and partner to friends in need.
Trevor was a constant friend to those in need. His friendship with Jason Fimllet has been well documented. The two met at an open mic in New York City, and the rest is history. The two began to collaborate on projects and other artistic endeavors, and they remained constant friends throughout their lives. Trevor also helped Jason get through a period of depression, and the two remained close throughout that period. Trevor also partnered with friend and fellow comedian, Brent Morin, on the “Together Tour”, visiting a number of cities across the country. Trevor aimed to promote a message of self-worth and well-being, promoting mental health awareness, and a positive experience for those who came to see them.
Trevor Moore was so many things – a master of physical comedy, an amazing musician, a voice for the LGBTQ+ community, an amazing friend and partner to friends in need – and we’ll miss him dearly. We urge you to look up his work, as well as the work of his friends, and enjoy the brilliance that he brought to the world.