Moses Storm

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Moses Storm
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Birth nameMoses Jacob Storm
Born (1990-05-06) May 6, 1990 (age 30)
Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film, writing
GenresObservational comedy, sarcasm, satire
Subject(s)Popular culture, current events
Websitemosesstorm.com

Moses Jacob Storm (born May 6, 1990) is an American writer, actor, and comedian, who has appeared in film, radio, and television.

Early life[edit]

Moses Storm was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan as one of six children of missionary parents, in a "food insecure" household. Storm and his siblings were raised by their religious parents on a converted Greyhound Bus after he reached the age of two.[1] Moses was mostly homeschooled by his mother. From a young age, he watched Conan O'Brien by recording the episodes over Christian learning video tapes.[2]

Storm attended one semester of community college for video production but found it was not for him. Upon recognizing he was meant to be a performer, he 'escaped' his bizarre family life and moved to Los Angeles and took a job cleaning vomit. He alleges that he then became a comedian when he realized he was "good at nothing else."[3]

Career[edit]

Comedy[edit]

Storm is an alumnus of the UCB Theatre[4] and currently hosts a live program called Trifecta alongside Ify Nwadiwe and Christian Spicer at the UCB Theatre Sunset venue.[5] Previously, he co-hosted & produced a bi-monthly show on the Nerdist stage at Meltdown Comics called This Show is Your Show!,[6] which LA Weekly listed in their "Best Of" section as "Best Comedy Show."[7]

He has appeared as himself on Last Comic Standing, Conan,[8] and the NPR program Livewire, where he discussed his unorthodox upbringing.

He accompanied Conan O'Brien, as well as Ron Funches, Laurie Kilmartin, and Flula Borg, for select dates on O'Brien's limited "Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips" tour in late 2018.[9]

Storm has also performed alongside Jo Firestone at the Toronto Comedy Festival for SiriusXM's JFL42 program.[10]

In 2018, he headlined a show at The Kennedy Center.[11] He also performed at the 2018 SF Sketchfest in shows with Fred Armisen and Jacqueline Novak.[12]

Storm recited a well-received monologue for The Moth titled "It Pays to Be Poor".[13] For this performance, Storm was awarded the title of The #MothGrandSlam Champion.[14]

Acting[edit]

As an actor, he has portrayed many characters in different projects on television, including The 4 to 9ers, Another Period, Youth and Consequences, About a Boy, This is Us, and Arrested Development. He also appeared in the Comedy Central Originals one-off special Ice To Iceland.[15]

In film, Storm received critical acclaim for his role as Mitch Roussel in the 2014 horror film Unfriended.[16] He played Jason in the TV movie Correcting Christmas, Skyler in The Wedding Party, and Trey in Father of the Year.

In 2014, Storm acted in and wrote a performance piece titled "Terminally Chill Birthday", in which he decided to try and throw himself a birthday party at a Chili's in the Los Angeles International Airport and documented his experience on camera. The video gained media attention from around the world, becoming a viral hit in the process. As a result, he gained some notoriety for this action.[17] His current project is The Modern Millennial, an immersive theater performance piece that was successfully funded on Kickstarter.[18]

Storm also appeared in a commercial for Burger King advertising the Whopper.[19]

Personal life[edit]

In 2014, Storm threw himself a birthday party at a Chili's in an airport and documented his experience. He gained some notoriety for this action.[20]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Great American Comedy Tour John-O Short film
2014 Unfriended Mitch Roussel
2015 Wrestling Isn't Wrestling Friend watching GOT Short documentary film
2016 The Wedding Party Skyler
2018 Father of the Year Trey
2020 The Lovebirds Steve
TBA El Tonto Junior Post-production
TBA Bad Hair Executive "Justin" Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 No Ordinary Family Student #2 Episode: "No Ordinary Friends"
2012 All the Wrong Notes Eddie Episode: "Everybody Haunts"
2012 The 4 to 9ers Seth Television film
2012-2013 Sketchy Dean Guest role; 2 episodes
2013 Stevie TV Stevie's Brother Episode: #2.1
2014-2015 The 4 to 9ers: The Day Crew Seth Main role; 5 episodes
2014 About a Boy CJ Episode: "About a Christmas Card"
2014 Correcting Christmas Jason Television film
2016 Another Period Strom Episode: "Harvard"
2016 Small Victories Scooter Television film
2017 Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Griff Episode: "Hungry for Justice"
2018 Youth & Consequences Hook Television mini-series
2018 Arrested Development Shane Recurring role; 2 episodes
2018 I'm Dying Up Here Brendan Sibler Episode: "Now You See Me, Now You Don't"
2018 The Jim Jefferies Show Correspondent Episode: "Third-Party Debate: The Best of the Rest"
2018 This Is Us Squirrel Watterson Recurring role; 2 episodes
2019 Sunnyside Brady Main role; 11 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moses Storm". City Pages. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Moses Storm Taped Over Christian Homeschool Videos To Record "Late Night" - CONAN on TBS". Team Coco. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Ryberg, Alex. "Moses Storm draws thunderous laughter from his stand-up". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "Moses Storm". UCB. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "TRIFECTA". UCB. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Rooster Feathers". Rooster Feathers. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "BEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW The Meltdown at Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics". LA Weekly. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Moses Storm on Conan!". Conan. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "CONAN O'BRIEN ANNOUNCES TEAM COCO STAND-UP TOUR: CONAN & FRIENDS: AN EVENING OF STAND-UP AND INVESTMENT TIPS". The Comics Comic. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "O FIRESTONE AND MOSES STORM". JFL42. SiriusXM. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "6/21/2018: Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Moses Storm". Kennedy Center. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "Moses Storm". SF Sketchfest. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  13. ^ "Pays to be Poor". The Moth. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  14. ^ "Twitter". The Moth. Twitter. Retrieved March 6, 2019.[non-primary source needed]
  15. ^ "Ice To Iceland". Moses Storm. Retrieved March 6, 2019 – via YouTube.
  16. ^ Dargis, Manohla (April 16, 2015). "Review: 'Unfriended,' in the Scariest Ways You Can Think Of". The New York Times. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  17. ^ Bagg, Allison. "This Guy Tried To Throw A Birthday Party at the Chili's-To-Go in the Airport And It Didn't Go As Planned". Buzzfeed. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  18. ^ "Moses Storm". UCB. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  19. ^ "MOSES STORM IN WHOPPER OF A BURGER KING COMMERICAL [sic]: OK, Google?". The Comics Comic. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  20. ^ Bagg, Allison. "This Guy Tried To Throw A Birthday Party at the Chili's-To-Go in the Airport And It Didn't Go As Planned". Buzzfeed. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

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