Moses Storm: Trash White review – funny, witty and yet heartbreaking

January 22, 2022
Ricky Valero 1
HBO Max, Movie Reviews, Streaming Service
HBO Comedy Special Moses Storm: Trash White


Moses Storm: Trash White is an authentic look at one man taking on a system that is meant to keep you down.

HBO Comedy Special Moses Storm: Trash White was released on the streaming service on January 22, 2022. 

As I sat down to watch Moses Storm: Trash White, this was my first taste of Moses’s stand-up. I have read so many different things about him leading into this that my intrigue had been relatively high.

“What’s up. I’m Cyler and today, and we are about to steal this old lady’s insulin.”

Moses kicks off the special by going after the pranksters on social media. The ones you see on TikTok or Youtube who set up people and they aren’t really funny, but at the end, they are like ‘WE ARE KIDDING.” So right out the gate, he reeled me in and I was invested.

One of the things about stand-up comics is that you have some who will stand there and tell jokes like Dave Chapelle or others who will use the stage to their benefit and even their facial expressions like Kevin Hart. Moses is a storyteller, not just with his words but with his actions. He uses every part of his body throughout this entire stand-up to get his jokes across. I believe his stand-up would be funny if you just listened to him. However, his actions during the jokes make his jokes that much better.

You hear so many comics talk about their jokes coming from their journey through life and most of the time, it feels relatable. You connect with Moses Storm from beginning to end because each joke comes from a place of sincerity. Yet, while his delivery is always perfect, you sense a tiny part of pain in his words and you feel that and it’s something I’ve never truly felt in watching any stand-up. I believe most of the time, comics hide that part of themselves and for Moses, he does an excellent job of hiding it with his hand gestures, loud talking, and even jumping up and down, but you still get that slight sense of pain from his voice.

Stand-up specials can sometimes walk the line with the fear of being canceled or subjective things coming out from them, but how can you live in fear of something that you lived yourself? That is the story of this stand-up. Moses doesn’t fear anything because he calls it as he saw it. The fitting title of the stand-up Moses Storm: Trash White tackles the government, the rich, and bullies with a no-holds-barred approach. He savagely takes down a system built to tear down people like him.

I walked away impressed by Moses Storm, not just cause he was a kid who grew up poor or a man now taking on the system, but because of his authentic approach to how he delivered these real jokes and made you laugh while feeling pain at the same time.

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1 thought on “Moses Storm: Trash White review – funny, witty and yet heartbreaking

  • May 9, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    I found this comment about him on social media and decided to share it here… There are two sides…
    I wonder if you can sue a comedian for slander? I am about to lose my s**t on a certain little SOB. How despicable can a little man be? Makes a killing off of lies about his father.

    I have never responded to any of his lying comedy skits I see on the internet, but this most recent one lit a fire under my ass…He needs to keep slandering and lying, Hes good at it, I got to give him that, one of the best…like his momma…I am no longer keeping sweet you little Fckr. He will get wind of me.

    He is very funny….but it is sad that he lies about his father who actually does live in Walton County Florida and who’s last name is Sturm, Moses changed his last name. Moses and his siblings lived in Florida with their parents when his parents split, their mother abducted the children in the middle of the night and fled to the state of California, where she kept them hidden away for 10 or so years. She abused them, they were very poor, and they did live in slum like situations, and they did eat garbage, even though their mother got child support and food stamps from California, she used the food stamps on her dietary food, she was a body builder, and she only ate a very select diet, she spent the food stamp money on her diet, had the kids eating free food and literally out of garbage cans behind grocery stores. Meanwhile, back in Florida, dad goes to court to the same judge who handled the divorce to let him know that she has kidnapped the kids, judge abates child support, basically stating that until the mother comes out of the woodwork with the children, dad was no longer to pay child support. It is in court records recorded in Okaloosa County Florida, I believe the papers state that the mother maliciously and intentionally kidnapped the children and ordered child support be abated until the children’s return or known where abouts. The father has a business in the state of Florida, pays taxes, owns a home, is well known and well respected and loved by all in his community. When people who know his father see Moses bashing his dad it infuriates them, but hey, his making a killing off of lying about his father. Cant really help it though, because he was parentally alienated from his dad, by his mother as a small child, so while I feel sad for him about his childhood, I find it so disturbing that he is making a living off of destroying his dad. His mother has arrest records for stealing , not only from Walmart etc…she also kidnapped 5 kids that had a father who loved them, and hid them out in deplorable places, she physically and emotionally abused them, and drilled hate for their father into their heads over a period of 10 years…perhaps Moses finds it so easy to lie in his skits, because he learned from the best. Shame on you Moses, Karma is a real Bitch. I hate it for you.

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