Trevor Paul Moore is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, producer and musician, best known as the founding member of the New York City-based comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U' Know, who had their own sketch comedy series on IFC which ran for five seasons.
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If you missed the special you can download the Extended Version with 15 extra minutes of material here: http://trevormoore.comedydirect.com/
And you can pre-order my new album here: http://on.cc.com/HICAlbum
Here are some previews!
Ballad of Billy John: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMbLImbrjgQ
Gays Got Married: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7YW045deBY
Kitty History: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Lvv1f5Qu4
High In Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h8-SBO-RKo
Also, a lot of cool people did cameos in it! Like: Dave Foley, Reggie Watts, James Adomian, Jonah Ray, Johnny Pemberton and a bunch of the other WKUK guys!
Ok, now that that is out of the way, I'm gonna hang out here for a while (maybe till the thing airs) so let's talk about a bunch of everything and whatever!
EDIT: FUCK IT. I'm staying in here till they kick me out!
EDIT 2: I have been in this AMA for 8 hours now. Think I can make it till midnight?
EDIT 3: Half hour to go!!!
EDIT 4: IT'S ON EAST COAST! GO WATCH IT! WE DID IT!!!
EDIT 5: Thanks for watching EASt Coast! I've been in here for 12 hours straight. Don't know if I can hang that much longer. I'll try to make it to the PST airing though. But might not...
EDIT 6: OK! THAT's it for me. 13 and a half hours!!!!!! Thanks for everyone who watched the Special and stuck around to talk with me today! You guys are the best! I love you! Hope ya liked the special!!
How does one acquire a gallon of PCP? I'm asking for a friend.
You go to the grocery store and buy a milk gallon and dump it out and then write PCP on the side!
I read somewhere that you were originally cast as Sawyer on lost but left to direct First Daughter, do you ever regret this decision?
I thought you were Forest Whitaker.
Edit: obligatory thanks for the gold, stranger!
Nice! I was confused at first. You got me!
Were you guys nervous about getting any backlash for the grapist sketch? Side note that's one of my all time favorite comedy sketches.
Not really. We, stupidly, didn't think it was that controversial. We just thought it was silly
How did the WKUK decide who was going to be the girl in each sketch?
If it was supposed to be an attractive girl: Darren.
If it was supposed to be a monster: Sam
If it was supposed to be a middle aged housewife: Timmy
Space Potatoes is one of WKUK's most underrated sketches in my opinion. It walks the line of clever and stupid so well. Who's idea was this sketch and what was the initial reaction?
Also, do you have any advice for young aspiring comedians/actors?
I think it was mine. We used to do it live and it was just a mess. When we went to Fuse, they built us this awesome rocket ship set where we were all suspended 10 feet in the air to get the effect. it was a crazy way to shoot a sketch. We only had 1 take to do it in because it would ruin the set.
Hey Trevor! I've been wondering this for a while. How much backlash (if any) did WKUK receive for the "I want to kill the POTUS" sketch?
A good amount. I had to talk to the ACLU to see if it was technically legal before we put it on the air. There's actually a huge Supreme Court Case involving it right now. Where a guy copied the words from it but substituted his ex-gf for the president and he got arrested. It's crazy
Where did you guys get the theme song for WKUK from? My husband and I used it instead of the typical wedding march because it was a lot more fun!
No way!!! That's crazy!! We used to always open our live shows with the 'Beach Boys' Little Pad. So we wanted soemthing that had that sort of vibe and feel to it.
Where can I get the Civil War on Drugs?
Soon. We get the rights to all of our stuff next year. So we'll probably put it out then!
Hey, Trevor. Big fan. Did I leave my phone charger in your car? I can't find it and it's not at Sam's.
Just checked. Not in the car. call sam
We were free-style rapping on the subway and one of our friends said that we were the 'whitest kids he knew'. And it stuck. The first sketch we wrote together was about the TV show Survivor. And it was terrible.
Sorry I didn't understand your post. Can you say that with your mouth more open and wider and with a higher pitch?
Aiiiiiiieeeeeeee yaaaahhheeeeieiiiiiieieieeeeeeee aiiiiieaAIiIIIIIEEEEEEEE YAAHAHHHIEIIEEEE!
Hey Trevor, my question is how can any of you guys keep a straight face while looking at Timmy?
Because we're so annoyed.
Is Timmy still alive?
As of a couple days ago.
I went to one of your shows in Cleveland and at the end, we all sang Wonderwall. Zach walked around and filmed it. Did you guys ever make a video compilation of the audience singing Wonderwall?
I have all the footage but I never edited it. Youjust reminded me. i have to do that
Hi Trevor! Big time fan. Just a couple of questions for you.
What would you say is your favorite skit from WKUK? Funniest, most fun to make, or one that you can’t believe made it on the show?
I see your tweets sometimes about you and some of the gang doing a show together. How often do all 5 of you get together?
My roommate does not think you’re material is funny. What do you have to say to Collin?
Favorite would be Hippo In The City or Clint Webb or Poop Office Meeting.
Zach, Sam and I hang out regularly because we live in the same city. We write all the time and are developing some things.
Darren goes on tour with me a lot. Timmy lives in South Dakota so I dont see him much. But every now and then we'll do a WKUK show somewhere and I'll see him then.
Eat shit Collin.
I wore my "FUCK THIS JOB AND FUCK BRIAN" shirt to work yesterday. Brian wasn't there and it wasn't casual Friday. Since I'm supposed to ask a question, what do you think about that?
I think that's awesome. I was over at Zach's the other day and he found the original old shirt. He'd kept it.
How hot would it be if a chick had balls? Not a dick, but just balls?
Me and my younger sister have memorized the "Joining The Army" sketch. We recreate it every time we hear words like "Crowbar" or "Air Force". Who came up with that sketch and why was it your best one?
hahahaha! Not sure who came up with it. Probably either Zach or I since we were in it. That was a fun one to shoot!
Any chance of getting commentary for season 4 and 5?
We'll do that when we release them
Hey Trevor! Longtime fan.
Your stand-up bit on This is Not Happening was awesome. High in Church seems to be more musical comedy though. Will you be doing more stand-up in the future or is High in Church a hybrid between music and stand-up?
Either way, can't wait for later tonight!
P.S. If you decide to tour, please come to the Southeast, preferably around Knoxville, TN. We aren't all bad, promise.
I'd love to play Knoxville! The special has me telling some stories between the songs, at least the extended cut does. When I tour it's a mix of stand up-ish kind of things, sketches and music
During your experiment, how much whiskey did you consume, and how great is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road?
SO GREAT! one of best songs ever! I drank too much during the filming of that and the rest of the guys made me switch to ice tea for the rest of the shoot because I was getting snippy
Hi Trevor, thanks for doing this!
I remember watching WKUK all through high school with my best friend. Our favorite bit was always "People like YOU I think that the devil..." It just seemed so much more out there than anything else. So with that out of the way I have 2 questions.
How did you guys come up with that skit?
And can we expect anything from WKUK in the near future?
Thanks! That sketch was this really weird, long thing that we used to do live. And it would change. At one point the devil and Buddah got into a fight on stilts in the middle of the club. I don't remember where the elements that ended up being on the show came from though
Which sketch did you face the most resistance for (by executives or producers) in putting it on air?
Also do squirrels frequently enter the car when you are blazing with friends?
Hippo In the City was supposed to have 2 or 3 more minutes of trumpet solo at the end and it was a big fight. i lost :(
I heard you got pretty sick on a ramen diet a while back. Do you still eat ramen?
Yeah, I literally almost died. I ate nothing but ramen for a year and my triglycerides (sp?) went through the roof!
Hi Trevor! "Songs from Olden Times" is one of my favorite skits of all time. What was the catalyst to coming up with that? Which one of those songs was your favorite?
We were shooting in a house that had a framed picture of a little girl in a wedding dress and i thought it was the funniest thing. So I made up that song and was singing it all day annoying the crew and everyone. But it stuck in my head so i pitched it as a sketch the next season
Can't believe noone's mentioned the "Slow Jerk" skit yet. How did the idea for this skit realize itself? It's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen.
We used to do this sketch live and it was never anything special. We were really surprised when the show aired and that was the first one to take off. In fact, the first time I got recognized from the show was a day or two after it aired, some guy at the end of the bar just started doing the 'slow jerk motion' and pointing at me. And I was confused - because I really didn't think much of that sketch at all. it took me a while to realize that that was in the episode that had just aired and he was referencing it - and not asking if I wanted to go to the bathroom with him or something.
Hi Trevor! Big fan of the show, and I have practically seen every sketch you and the crew made! I have a question for you.. if I'm making a TV show that aired during the day, can one of my actors or crew members say "you're gay" on live TV?
Sure, you can say that.
Is there any WKUK sketch that you think is really underrated--one that really cracked you up, that you were surprised didn't become one of your big, well-known bits? Also, sic semper tyrannis.
Barf Museum always made me laugh because of how dark the ending is. Same with 'Hunting Accident'
How was it playing severus snape as a child?
Super cool. Good craft service
Hey Trevor, first of all let me say I'm really excited for the special. How often do you keep in touch with the other members of WKUK?
P.s. when are you and Nelly Frutado finally going to tie the knot?
She has blocked me i think. She never responds to my tweets. I see the WKUK guys often. Sam, Zach and Darren all the time. Timmy a little less because he lives in South Dakota!
A movie that I'm fairly sure never existed used to show up on your IMDB filmography called "Pilot Season" it said it was written and directed by you and Kevin Smith... do you have any idea what the hell that's about? It's been driving me nuts for years.
No idea. Internet is lies
Did Timmy actually create that one cowboy sketch, or do you guys just like to fuck with him that much?
No, we just like to fuck with him
I’m a huge fan and I’m really excited about this AMA!
I know that you are a fan of Monty Python. On that note, which sketch (or sketches) would you say is your favourite? Which was most influential for you?
Thank you in advance!
P.S. Any thoughts on touring in Canada?
The architect sketch was always my favorite. And all of 'Life Of Brian' Architect Sketch was probably most influential
Hi Trevor I'm a huge fan and I've already bugged you about civil war on drugs, which is the best thing I've seen over 100 times in my life. I was just wondering if you have any idea when it will be available other than soon?
We get the rights to all of our stuff next year. So we'll probably put out an entire collection!
Kitty History is one of my favorite songs of yours! Do you prefer making songs or do you like skits better?
I like both. But lately I've been favoring music. SOme of the most fun ones are the ones that start as music and then break into a sketch. There are a couple like that on the new album/special
What was it like working with Abraham Lincoln?
He was a total dick to us
Hey Trevor been watching your videos for years.
Do you stand up to wipe your butt after a deuce or stay in a crouched position? I've been trying to develop a consensus.
Don't stand. That makes zero sense.
Hi Trevor, I'm a huge fan. What's it like working with the people in the cameos? Any funny stories to tell?
Well I was super nervous to meet Dave Foley because he was a hero of mine. He was super nice. Then when he was leaving I went to give him a hug instead of a handshake and I felt stupid. He was awesome though!
What was it like being an NBC page? Would you recommend it for someone who wants to work in entertainment?
More pressing question: What do you need in terms of resources or logistical support to make "Cat Congress" a reality?
It was great! A lot of fun and you learn a lot! My friend group is still a lot of people that I met there. It's also where I met my wife.
How many blunts do you smoke in a day?
Sup, Trevor. I've always wondered why you guys were filming this particular smoke sesh? Don't tell me if it ruins the magic 
We film ourselves 24/7
Can we pretty pretty please get high together?
Ehhhhhhhhhhhh .... ok. Meet me in the CVS parking lot at Sunset and Beaudry in 5 min.
Thank you and your friends for Whitest Kids You Know and Miss March. Hosedick.mpeg is the greatest character name ever!
You know how people get excited when they meet a celebrity? Did you ever have a moment when a celebrity got excited meeting you?
Not that I can think of. Celebrities dont care about me :)
Do you still have copies of The Trevor Moore show? I've caught skits here and there but I've never seen the whole thing up anywhere..
I do. I'm embarrassed by them. I'm 16 and my sketches are kind of weak
What was your favorite sketch to film?
I got to smash a guitar in 'God Wants You To Wear A Hat' which was fun. I also got to film all day with a monkey in a sketch from tongihts special. 'Submarine Sandwich' was fun too
Is your hair real?
Hey Trevor, I've been a fan for years. Thanks for all the laughs.
What's it like transitioning from sketch comedy, with several other comedians, to working primarily by yourself? How have the WKUK guys influenced your writing?
It's fun. But it's also scary because you're kind of out there by yourself. If something bombs in a group - you can kind of be like 'Well, that sucks that people didn't like US' with solo stuff it's like 'It sucks that people dont like ME' I still use Sam as a sounding board for a lot of my solo stuff.
Hey trevor buddy sir, I don't know how hiring comedians works but the casino I work at wants to book you how would they go about doing that? Also you're awesome and stay golden.
They'd have to call my agent at CAA. And thankss !!!
For the John Cleese sketch was that an actual letter you received back from him or was it all A BIG FAT LIE!!??
It was a big fat lie. It was just a sketch we wrote. We never sent a letter. I'm sorry to have deceived you.
If you had to make out with one of your cast members from Whitest Kids You Know, who would it be?
Scratch that. SuperDog.
Trevor! Thanks for doing the AMA. I took a piss next to you in a bar in Seattle after a show at the Neptune and purposely called Darren "Derek" to fuck with him... Thanks for the memories!
Are you guys looking to do any kind of skit comedy where the content is available on the web either for free or as a package with some content service (HBO Go or Netflix)?
When are you coming back to the Pacific northwest?
We've talked a little bit about releasing sketches that way. We're thinking about it. I'm going to be up in the northwest in early april for a couple shows. I'll put tour dates up soon!
What do your parents and the Covenant crowd think of High in Church considering your upbringing?
Full disclosure: lived in C-ville for 9 years, watched the public access show, made a terrible rip off as a 10 year old.
My parents don't like most of my stuff. ALthough they did call me last night to tell me they did like Billy John. That's awesome that you did a c-vill public access show too!!
What is your favorite food?
Sour Patch Kids. But the ones that are shaped like watermelons. Not the ones shaped like the kids
Any advice for comics that are trying to "break into the business" (as a writer or stand up)?
Just write as much as you can. If you want to be a stand up - go to every open mic you can find. If you want to do sketch, put up a video every week if you can. It's impossible to predict what will be a hit so just try as much stuff as you can
Hey Trevor! Big fan since I stumbled across WKUK on IFC way back when. What do you think makes for a more interesting experience, getting high in church? Or getting high with dinosaurs?
Getting high with dinosaurs is way more pleasant. Although, in retrospect, they were total dicks in that situation
What was the hardest skit to film in wkuk?
The Little Rascals bit where I had to be on Sam's shoulders for the whole sketch
Hi Trevor, long time fan. My question is what would the first thing you would do if you were the Pope?
Open the books and see if aliens are real.
Dear Trevor, why is Tar Toast the most amazing sketch of all time?
Hahahah! People don't usually talk about that one! Glad you liked it! In the group we've discussed who we think is the asshole in that situation. I think my guy is in the right
How many times have you masturbated since this AMA started?
I've done it every time we've gotten an upvote
Hey Trevor! Huge fan. I have a couple questions:
How'd you get your start in comedy? Was it an improv troupe, writing, stand-up, or what?
Any advice for someone looking to get into comedy?
And finally, do you and the WKUK guys have anything that you're working on together currently? I loved the show and was really bummed when it ended.
Anyways, thanks for doing this! Have a nice day!
Thanks!! I had a public access show when I was a kid. That kind of got me started writing sketches and stuff. My advice would be just do as much of it as you can as often as you can. WKUK used to do a brand new hour long show eery week for 2 years at a bar and having that kind of deadline is what made us kind of figure out what we 'sounded like' as a troupe
Are you still doing this AMA?
Yeah. I'm going crazy. but fuck it. im going to try and stay in here till the special airs. maybe ill break a record or something. You guys want to talk about space? Or are we even real? What if this is all just in your head and you're just projecting us?
Street Peter! Street Peter! Would I get into heaven if I killed a guy? But what if that guy was about to kill someone? And what if the guy he was gonna kill was bad? But what if THAT guy...saved a wolf?
I go into tears everytime I even think about that sketch so thanks for everything.
Anyway real question, what was the story behind the hotdog Timmy sketch? My friends and I probably quote that daily. "Well it's not good..."
HOLY SHIT! That's an old old sketch! Where did you even see that? I was living in LA and driving around and I just started thinking about Timmy at the doctor and the doctor grilling him on how many hotdogs he eats. It was making me laugh out loud as I was driving around by myself. So I had to call Timmy and figure out a way to gently pitch that idea to him. But he had no problem with it. He knows he's fat.
What was high school like? What crowd did you belong to/hang with?
I went to a really conservative private school I hung out with a bunch of kids that would all sit in the back of class and make fun of everything and get bad grades.
What was your favorite Strip Club Name?
The Farting Whore
Did you ever get a visit from the secret service after making that one sketch where you repeatedly said that one phrase?
Nope. Checked with the ACLU before it aired. But, interstingly enough that sketch is part of a huge Supreme Court Case right now
Read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elonis_v._United_States
Hey Trevor! Hope all is well! What's your favorite color? I loved Miss March. Make more movies damnit! <3
Purple. Thanks man! Ok!!!
Hi Trevor, how are you so goddamn funny on twitter literally all the time? I've favorites more of your tweets than anyone else. Always leavin me laugh so hard I need new intestines
Thanks! My 'Drafts' folder is atrocious though