JON LAJOIE

Canadian comedian and actor Jon Lajoie is one of the few talents who has been able to manifest the cult following for his Internet videos into a mainstream audience, placing him in a preeminent spot in the comedy landscape. With ironically sing-song lyrics about everything from boring everyday activities to genitals and getting high, his videos have over 200 million aggregate views on YouTube and Lajoie’s website (www.jonlajoie.com) alone, with “Show Me Your Genitals” recently surpassing the benchmark of 20 million views.  This past year, Jon’s online success has translated into the acting and touring worlds.  Jon recently joined the ensemble cast of FX’s “THE LEAGUE”, a semi-scripted comedy pilot from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” executive producer/director Jeff Schaffer.   The show, which enters its second season this fall, centers on a fantasy football league and tackles issues of marriage, friendship, parenting and love in suburbia.  Jon plays ladies man “Taco”, who surprisingly can boast winning the league one year not knowing how, as he was in Thailand at the time.

In addition to also landing a development deal with HBO, Jon recently celebrated the release of his record-breaking album “You Want Some of This” on iTunes and Amazon.com.  His Live Nation tour of Canada sold out across the country, and he will next tour the US in theatres and comedy clubs.  In addition, Comedy Central recently aired Jon’s comedy half-hour special, “Comedy Central Presents: Jon Lajoie” tp great success.

Known primarily for his comedic anthems “High As F#%k,” “Show Me Your Genitals,” and “Everyday Normal Guy,” Lajoie responded to the popularity of two of his videos by making sequels. He followed up “Everyday Normal Guy” with “Everyday Normal Guy 2” and “Everyday Normal Crew,” as well as the sequel to “Show Me Your Genitals,” “Show Me Your Genitals 2: E=MC Vagina.” The sequels furthered the notoriety of the characters he created and Lajoie is now met by audiences who eagerly await the appearance of their favorites during his live shows. Many of his die-hard fans don t-shirts emblazoned with the characters’ distinct visages. Lajoie has also parodied late-night infomercials, peddling “pedophile beards,” “rapist glasses,” and methods of stress relief in his “not giving a f**k” video.

Comedian Jon Lajoie
Thursday March 31, 2011
The Athenaeum Theatre – 401 E. Michigan St.
(Next to The Rathskellar/Murat)
Ages: All Ages (Parental Advisory Encouraged – Adult Content)
Doors Open 7 PM | Show at 8 PM
Admission: $23 Advance / $26 Day of  Show


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