Trevor Moore, Co-founder Of ‘The Whitest Kids U Know,’ Tragically Died

After spending most of their adult lives on the road, performing live comedy shows across the country, traveling back-to-back filming TV shows, standup specials, and everything in between. The Whitest Kids U’ Know co-founders Trevor Moore and Sam Brown have announced they are leaving the business behind to focus on other passions in their lives: art and music. In November 2018, after being on the road for nearly 20 years as a professional comedian, Trevor Moore announced he was retiring from stand-up comedy to focus on his art and music (check out his website here). read more

What happened?

Trevor Moore, co-founder of The Whitest Kids U’ Know, died on May 22, 2019. A coroner ruled he died of “natural causes.” It’s unclear what the cause of death was, but the co-founder of The Whitest Kids U’ Know, Trevor Moore, died at the age of 39. He was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles home and was pronounced dead at the hospital. His death was reported by his manager, Trevor’s brother, Tim Moore, said that the comedian died from natural causes and had been ill for a long time. He also said he had been hospitalized for a long time. The Whitest Kids U’ Know was a sketch comedy group that formed at the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1999. The group also included Sam Brown, Zach Kaelen, Scott Caan, and Timmy Brown. They disbanded in 2010, but reunited in 2017 and had been touring since then.

Trevor Moore’s cause of death

As with all celebrity deaths, many fans were quick to assume Moore’s sudden passing was the result of substance abuse. However, while the cause of death has not been released, it appears there are no drug-related implications to Moore’s passing.

Sam Brown’s Announcement

Sam Brown, co-founder of The Whitest Kids U’ Know, also announced he was leaving the business behind to focus on other passions in his life: art and music. Brown says that he’s “been drawing since [he] could hold a pencil,” and that he’s “been writing songs since [he] could pick up a guitar.” His goal since college, he says, has been to “make a living from the things that [he] loves the most.” To achieve that, Brown says he’s shifted his focus away from comedy, which has been his main source of income over the past 16 years. He plans to “create more music, and more art.”

TKU Co-Founder Timmy Brown Has Retired, Too

Timmy Brown, co-founder of The Whitest Kids U’ Know, also retired from stand-up comedy. He’s been a regular on the comedy scene since the early 2000’s. Timmy’s stage presence is among the best in the business, and he was known for his impersonations of such celebrities as Michael Jackson, Chuck Norris, and even the cartoon character, Mr. Bill.

Co-founder Zach Kaelen Is In The Dark (No Pun Intended)

Zach Kaelen, co-founder of The Whitest Kids U’ Know, also retired from stand-up comedy. Zach is a very talented writer and sketch comedian, who was the co-creator, executive producer, and co-host of the TV series, Trip Slam. After TWK U’ Know disbanded, Zach, along with his partner, Craig Rowin, went on to create a TV series, Celebrity Slam, in which celebs compete against each other in an extreme game of basketball.

Co-founder Scott Caan Is Writing And Producing TV Shows

Scott Caan, co-founder of The Whitest Kids U’ Know, also left the business behind to focus on other passions in his life. After spending many years on the road, performing standup comedy, and traveling back-to-back filming TV shows, Scott launched his own production company in 2017, called The Company, with the goal of making “comedy, drama and everything in between.” As of the end of 2018, the company has produced a feature-length film, “Go Big,” starring Academy Award winner, John Lithgow and “Superior Donuts,” a semi-autobiographical sitcom for CBS starring Jermaine Fowler, Judd Hirsch, and Katey Sagal.

Conclusion

After spending much of their adult lives on the road, performing live comedy shows across the country, traveling back-to-back filming TV shows, standup specials, and everything in between. The Whitest Kids U’ Know co-founders Trevor Moore and Sam Brown have announced they are leaving the business behind to focus on other passions in their lives: art and music. While we don’t know what the future holds, one thing is certain: there will never be another group like TKU.