Jon Lajoie

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Jon Lajoie
Jon Lajoie 2008.jpg
Jon Lajoie in 2008
Background information
Birth name Jonathan Lajoie
Also known as E=MC Vagina (alter ego)
Born (1980-08-21) August 21, 1980 (age 33)
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Comedy music
Occupations Comedian, musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, record producer, director
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active 2003 - present
Labels Normal Guy Productions
Website Official website

Jonathan "Jon" Lajoie (/ləˈʒwɒ/ lə-zhwaw; born August 21, 1980) is a French-Canadian comedian, actor, rapper, singer, musician and Internet celebrity from Montreal, Quebec.[1] He gained fame mostly from his YouTube channel, "jonlajoie," posting comedic original songs (as rapper E=MC Vagina), as well as comedy skits. He is also known for his role as Taco MacArthur on the FX comedy series The League.

Early life and education[edit]

Lajoie was born in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, and raised in the South Shore of Montreal. His father is Québécois and his mother is English-Canadian, and he is the 3rd born of 9 children. He graduated from Dawson College's professional theatre program in 2002.[2]

Career[edit]

Since 2003, he has acted as an English-Canadian musician named Thomas Edison in Radio-Canada's French-Canadian sitcom L'Auberge du chien noir.[3] Jon Lajoie began his career as a comedy musician in 2006. Lajoie's performance includes music, skits, and some stand-up comedy. Jon Lajoie has also released 2 studio albums and appeared on Comedy Central Presents.

The League[edit]

Lajoie currently has a role in the FXX TV show The League as Taco MacArthur, a perpetually stoned and unemployed musician.[4] Lajoie performs his song "The Birthday Song" and "Vaginal Hubris" in two episodes of the first season. Throughout the series, Lajoie performs songs written specifically for the show.

Comedy Central Presents[edit]

Jon Lajoie filmed an episode of Comedy Central Presents on November 7, 2009.[5] It premiered on March 5, 2010.[6] The same special aired uncensored as part of Comedy Central's Secret Stash on June 6 at 1:30 AM (EST). The special featured the world premiere of the video for his song "Pop Song".

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
You Want Some of This?
  • Release date: January 30, 2009
  • Label: Normal Guy Productions
  • Formats: CD, music download
I Kill People
  • Release date: November 15, 2010
  • Label: Normal Guy Productions
  • Formats: CD, music download

Singles[edit]

  • "High As Fuck" (2008)
  • "Show Me Your Genitals" (2008)
  • "I'm Inside Me!" (2010)
  • "Very Super Famous" (2011)
  • "The Best Song" (2011)
  • "F**k Everything" (2011)
  • "WTF Collective 3" (2011)
  • "Song for the Students" (2012)
  • "Broken-Hearted" (2012)
  • "The Best Christmas Song" (2012)
  • "Started As a Baby" (2013)
  • "Miley, You're a Good Girl" (2013)
  • "Merry Christmas Exclamation Point" (2013)
  • "Please Use This Song" (2014)

Music videos[edit]

Year Song title Director(s) Album YouTube release date
2007 "High as Fuck" You Want Some of This? October 1, 2007
"2 Girls 1 Cup Song" November 1, 2007
"Everyday Normal Guy" November 21, 2007
"Cold Blooded Christmas" December 10, 2007
2008 "Why Did You Leave Me?" January 8, 2008
"Everyday Normal Guy 2" January 16, 2008
"Song for Britney" February 4, 2008
"Sunday Afternoon" March 11, 2008
"Show Me Your Genitals" May 31, 2008
"Stay at Home Dad" August 21, 2008
"Show Me Your Genitals 2: E=MC Vagina" September 5, 2008
Bootlegs & B-Sides (including "I Don't Understand" and "Potty Training Song") October 11, 2008
"Too Fast" November 17, 2008
2009 "Everyday Normal Crew" January 5, 2009
"Alone in the Universe" I Kill People March 8, 2009
"I Kill People" April 23, 2009
"Michael Jackson Is Dead" June 26, 2009
"Radio Friendly Song" August 27, 2009
"WTF Collective" October 5, 2009
2010 "Chatroulette Song" March 26, 2010
"I Can Dance" April 19, 2010
"Blackbird" (The Beatles parody) Non-album song May 31, 2010
"Pop Song" Julien Demers-Arsenault You Want Some of This? June 5, 2010
"Mel Gibson's Love Song" I Kill People July 5, 2010
"WTF Collective 2" November 16, 2010
"In Different Ways" Julien Demers-Arsenault December 18, 2010
2011 "Very Super Famous" "Very Super Famous" single February 15, 2011
"Osama Is Dead" Non-album song May 2, 2011
"The Best Song" "The Best Song" single June 21, 2011
"Fuck Everything" Jon Lajoie "Fuck Everything" single July 29, 2011
"WTF Collective 3" Jon Lajoie "WTF Collective 3" single December 5, 2011
2012 "Broken-Hearted" Jon Lajoie "Broken-Hearted" single July 23, 2012
"The Best Christmas Song" Jon Lajoie "The Best Christmas Song" single November 28, 2012
2013 "Started as a Baby" Jon Lajoie "Started as a Baby" single April 23, 2013
2014 "Please Use This Song" Jon Lajoie "Please Use This Song" single April 30th, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio-Canada: – - Zone Radio". Radio-canada.ca. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  2. ^ Lisa-Marie Glive (2008-09-19). "The Official Website – About Me". Jonlajoie.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  3. ^ "Personnages | L'auberge du chien noir | zone Télévision | Radio-Canada.ca (in French)". Radio-Canada.ca. 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  4. ^ Simpson, Peter (2009-09-04). "Jon Lajoie cancels Canadian tour for big TV gig – The Big Beat". Communities.canada.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  5. ^ posted by:. "Want to See a Taping of Comedy Central Presents? | Comedy Central Insider Blog". Ccinsider.comedycentral.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  6. ^ posted by:. "Comedy Central TV Show Schedule – Find when your Favorite Funny Shows are Playing | Comedy Central". 

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