Canadian comedian and actor Jon Lajoie is one of the few talents who has been able to parlay the cult following for his Internet videos into a mainstream audience, placing him in a pre-eminent spot in the comedy landscape. With ironic, sing-song lyrics about everything from boring everyday activities to genitals and getting high, his videos have over 340 million aggregate views on YouTube. Amidst his growing success, Lajoie continues to produce his popular videos, with recent releases including Broken-Hearted and Completely Honest Commercial.
Jon’s online success has translated into the acting and touring worlds. In addition to starring in The League, he recently wrapped a sold out Live Nation tour of Canada last winter. Additionally, Comedy Central aired Lajoie’s comedy half-hour special last year, Comedy Central Presents: Jon Lajoie, to 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.
Jon is also a regular on the leading comedy website, Will Ferrell’s and Adam McKay’s www.Funnyordie.com. Ferrell and McKay, having quickly become fans, are also in the process of collaborating on a project with Lajoie. Currently, he is developing a number of viral projects for the upcoming year as well as shooting season four of The League.
Lajoie previously starred in L’auberge du chien noir (The Inn of the Black Dog), a primetime dramedy on French-Canadian TV after graduating from Dawson College’s theatre program in 2001.
Lajoie was born and raised in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, the third in a family of nine children.
More information on Lajoie is available at www.jonlajoie.com.