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Trevor Moore, co-founder of The Whitest Kids U' Know, dead.

Started by H-O-W-L, August 08, 2021, 12:53:00 AM

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H-O-W-L


thundarrshirt

The Whitest Kid U Knew

Surprisingly gutted by this, having rinsed their sketch show as a teen and enjoyed some of his absurdist DIY talkshow during fuckdown one.

Mister Six

Fuck me! Hadn't even heard of him until a couple of years ago, when "My Computer Just Became Self-Aware" cropped up on my YouTube recommendations somehow, and I started hoovering up his comedy songs. A real talent - that song in particular scratches my esoteric itches while indulging in some brilliantly absurd escalation.

Dead at 41, though. No cause given in the reports I've read, which makes it sound like it could be suicide. I hope not...

McChesney Duntz

They said it was the result of an "accident," which could be a whole host of things. Probably not suicide, then. Unless dude was into the ol' autoerotic asphyxiation and that.


Zero Gravitas

Quote from: McChesney Duntz on August 08, 2021, 08:27:47 PM
They said it was the result of an "accident," which could be a whole host of things. Probably not suicide, then. Unless dude was into the ol' autoerotic asphyxiation and that.


up_the_hampipe

Was shocked to hear this. Loved WKUK. Getting some gems I'd not seen before through Twitter, such as this https://twitter.com/ericmoneypenny/status/1424217797563875329


H-O-W-L

Quote from: McChesney Duntz on August 08, 2021, 08:27:47 PM
They said it was the result of an "accident," which could be a whole host of things. Probably not suicide, then. Unless dude was into the ol' autoerotic asphyxiation and that.

There was a joke exactly about that in one WKUK episode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96Pzjt4-SJA
Me and a friend both noted that Trevor joked about this sketch in the commentary (or a Twitch stream?). One of the other WKUK said it would be "way less funny when he actually dies" and Trevor replied pretty simply with "No, it'll be funnier!". :(

He was apparently found in his garden so god knows.


Retinend

He was a very talented comedian. Sad news. Hopefully it leads to more appreciation for TWKUK.

The Lurker

I'll always remember him as that comedian who posted on 4chan.

Very talented and funny guy though, it has to be said. RIP.

Shoulders?-Stomach!


H-O-W-L

Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 09, 2021, 09:43:45 PM
Up there on the strong production values:lowest laughs ratio.

Aye, probably my favorite example of that is this sketch, the twist of which is entirely because they couldn't afford to shoot the obvious punchline. Turned a simple gag into a unique and hilarious one.

Mister Six

Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 09, 2021, 09:43:45 PM
Up there on the strong production values:lowest laughs ratio.

A worthwhile and appropriate contribution to the thread, as always.

touchingcloth

The whitest kid I know is that George one, who as yet remains infuriatingly not dead.

Blumf


H-O-W-L

Quote from: Blumf on August 12, 2021, 09:24:00 AM
Is that the OJ Simpson chase on the TV at the end of the sketch?

Yeah. They used it for another sketch (the news chopper cheating one.)

Retinend


Jerzy Bondov

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALhvjQ2x_ik This sketch has stuck with me ever since I saw it like 15 years ago or whatever it is.

Retinend


a peepee tipi

Quote from: up_the_hampipe on August 08, 2021, 09:19:11 PM
Was shocked to hear this. Loved WKUK. Getting some gems I'd not seen before through Twitter, such as this https://twitter.com/ericmoneypenny/status/1424217797563875329
That was so fucking funny, thanks

This has really gotten to me, part of my weekly routine for two summers in a row while the show was airing was getting together with my friends with whatever stolen cigarettes or bad weed we had and throwing on the new WKUK. Out here it aired on IFC along with, for a short time, reruns of Mr. Show and Larry Sanders. Stacked lineup for offbeat comedy nerd kids to lose their shit over, some of my fondest memories. It's been a while but I remember really enjoying his first special High in Church too

Some of my favorite solo-Trevor bits from WKUK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEAKPbg65Is (great payoff)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg3_kUaYFJA

Not solo but a brilliant idea that, according to the top comment here, came directly from TM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDy_talQk6Q

H-O-W-L


Twonty Gostelow

Bumped in case anyone isn't aware that the cause of death is officially blunt force head trauma after a fall from his second floor balcony.
Blood-alcohol count was 0.27% which is very high and where loss of consciousness can be expected, which on balance of probabilities makes suicide less likely than an accident.

Note to self: Insert joke here later to lighten mood before posting

bgmnts

Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on January 12, 2022, 11:41:45 PMBlood-alcohol count was 0.27%.

Jesus christ.

Obviously I'm a teetotal and I know to absolutely stop once I've vommed but I never get how people can keep going after that and get THAT fucked.