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Jon Lajoie

Full / Real Name: Jonathan Lajoie
Born: 21 August 1980 (40 years old)
Gender: Male

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Jon Lajoie is a Canadian comedian, actor, rapper, singer, musician and Internet celebrity who gained fame mostly from his YouTube channel before landing a starring role as Taco MacArthur, Kevin's younger brother, a perpetually stoned and unemployed musician, on the FX comedy series The League.

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 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 wrapped a sold out Live Nation tour of Canada.

Additionally, Comedy Central aired Lajoie's comedy half-hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Jon Lajoie, to great success. Jon appeared in Adult Swim's TSF:SD:SUV and FOX's feature film Let's Be Cops.

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 favourites 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, also collaborated on a project with Lajoie. His Kickstarter campaign video parody was picked up by numerous outlets like the Huffington Post and quickly went viral.

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.


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Taco MacArthur

Taco MacArthur

Taco MacArthur

Taco MacArthur

Taco MacArthur

Taco MacArthur

Taco MacArthur


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