STAND UP TUESDAYS: Trevor Moore

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Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Trevor Moore’s comedy career. If you or your comedy troupe would like to be featured on Stand-Up Tuesdays, please email utgjames@gmail.com.

Trevor Moore‘s debut release, Drunk Texts to Myself, is a wildly absurd and hilarious collection of comedic songs that spawn all music types. From country western gems such as “God Hates the Tips” to the religious subtext of “The Pope Rap”, the Whitest Kids U’Know talent weaves together a catchy menagerie of tunes that not only serves to point out some obvious contradictions in our society, but also serves to entertain.

Moore starts off with an obvious message about marijuana legalization in his “Founding Fathers Rap” before moving on to heavier statements about the economic powerhouse that is the Vatican, why we circumcise boys, and why our country needs to reinstate the use of the guillotine.

It’s not all undertones of social issues, however, as demonstrated in “Tom Hanks is an Asshole”, in which Moore makes up hilarious accusations of douchebaggery on the part of Hanks. While the track is witty and clever, there’s a sound to it that’s reminiscent of The Lonely Island (but, with both being parody-type songs, this is more of a personal hangup).

“My Mom’s a Bitch” paints a deliciously ironic image of a suburban teen heavy metal fan who simply cannot stand his mother: “I want to go live with my dad. I want to go live with my dad…and Glenda.”

The album’s title track, “Drunk Texts to Myself”, showcases Moore’s internal (and inebriated) creative process as he offers up some gems of wisdom he’s found on his iPhone after a night of drinking: “Tell all your friends you’re moving back to Virginia…and then just move across town.”

Moore is currently touring the U.S. with The Whitest Kids U’ Know, whose self-titled show ran for five seasons on IFC and has reached over 100 million views on YouTube. In addition to his work in sketch comedy, Moore is a regular correspondent on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and appeared with Christian Slater in the FOX series “Breaking In”. Moore also co-directed, co-wrote and co-starred in the Fox Searchlight film Miss March. He will eventually release a complimentary DVD with music videos which he stars in and directs, including the video below for the track “Mouthwash”:

Pick up your copy of Trevor Moore’s Drunk Texts to Myself today on iTunes and prepare to get these brilliantly funny and poignant tunes stuck in your head for weeks.

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