Jon Dore

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Jon Dore
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Dore in 2013.
Jonathan David Dore

(1975-11-02) November 2, 1975 (age 43)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian

Jonathan David Dore (born November 2, 1975) is a Canadian comedian and actor who currently lives in Los Angeles since 2008.[1]


Dore studied broadcasting at Algonquin College in Ottawa in the 1990s.[2]


Jon Dore was formerly a correspondent for CTV's Canadian Idol. Dore also appeared on his own Comedy Now! special for CTV and The Comedy Network, and was featured on the A Channel's comedy special Toronto Laughs. His show, The Jon Dore Television Show, can be seen on The Comedy Network in Canada, and on the Independent Film Channel in the United States. In July 2008, Dore appeared on Comedy Central's stand-up show, Live at Gotham along with several other comedians. In 2010, he appeared on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

In March 2011, he hosted Funny as Hell on HBO Canada,[3] a show featuring alternative, or musical comedy acts. Season 3 of Funny as Hell premiered on March 22, 2013.[4]

On November 11, 2010, he was the first featured comedian on Conan.

In 2013, Dore appeared as a main cast member alongside Sarah Chalke and Brad Garrett on the short-lived sitcom How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) and was interviewed by Melinda Hill for the web series All Growz Up with Melinda Hill.[5]

Jon went on tour with Tig Notaro in the Summer of 2013 across the country to film a stand-up documentary for Showtime.[6]

In 2014 he appeared as an uncredited cameo on Alan Thicke's TLC show "Unusually Thicke" as a drunken stranger, who crashes 16-year-old Carter Thicke's party. That same year he appeared in two episodes of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer.[7]


Year Award Category Result
2006 Canadian Comedy Award Best Stand-up Newcomer[8] Won
2008 Canadian Comedy Award Best Series Writing, The Jon Dore TV Show[9] Won
2009 Canadian Comedy Award Best Performance (male), The Jon Dore TV Show[10] Won



  1. ^ Brioux, Bill. "Small Screen: Jon Dore's Funny as Hell lives to laugh another day". Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Volmers, Eric. "Comedian Jon Dore tackles taboos and mines discomfort". Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  3. ^ Funny as Hell – HBO Canada
  4. ^ Bordeau, Annette. "Jon Dore Talks 'Funny As Hell,' Drunks and the Perks of Primetime". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Carrie, Stephanie. "Steph's LA Weekly Feature Series – Melinda Hill's Romantic Encounters". Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
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  8. ^ "Canadian comic performers to celebrate at annual awards". CBC News. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  9. ^ "2008 Canadian Comedy Awards winners". Canadian Comedy Awards. Archived from the original on October 18, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  10. ^ "2009 Canadian Comedy Awards winners". Canadian Comedy Awards. Retrieved October 30, 2013.

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