Jon Lajoie

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Jon Lajoie
Jon Lajoie 2008.jpg
Jon Lajoie in 2008
Background information
Birth nameJonathan Lajoie
Also known as
  • MC Vagina
  • Wolfie's Just Fine
Born (1980-08-21) August 21, 1980 (age 38)
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
OriginMontreal
GenresComedy
Occupation(s)Comedian, musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, record producer, director
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica, sequencer
Years active2003 – present
LabelsNormal Guy Productions
WebsiteOfficial website

Jonathan Lajoie (/ləˈʒwɑː/ lə-ZHWAH; born August 21, 1980) is a Canadian comedian, actor, rapper, singer, musician, and Internet celebrity from Montreal, Quebec.[1] He gained fame mostly from his eponymous YouTube channel, posting comedic original songs (often as rapper characters, such as "MC Vagina" and "Everyday Normal Guy") and comedy skits. Lajoie is also known for his role as Taco MacArthur on the FX comedy series The League.

Early life[edit]

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

Career[edit]

Since early 2003, Lajoie has portrayed an English-Canadian musician named Thomas Edison in Radio-Canada's French-Canadian sitcom L'Auberge du chien noir.[3] Lajoie began his career as a comedy musician in 2006. His performances include music, skits, and some stand-up comedy. Jon Lajoie has also released 3 studio albums, the first two featuring comedy music. His third album took a folk music direction independent of comedy and was released under the moniker 'Wolfie's Just Fine'.[4]

The League[edit]

Lajoie was cast in the FXX TV show The League as Taco MacArthur, a perpetually stoned and unemployed musician.[5] Lajoie performs his songs "The Birthday Song" and "Vaginal Hubris" in two episodes of the first season. Throughout the series, Lajoie performed songs written for the show.[6]

Comedy Central Presents[edit]

Lajoie filmed an episode of Comedy Central Presents on November 7, 2009.[7] It premiered on March 5, 2010.[8] The same special aired uncensored as part of Comedy Central's Secret Stash on June 6 featuring the world premiere of the video for his song "Pop Song".

Film[edit]

Lajoie was featured in the 2014 movie Let's Be Cops, as the boss of Damon Wayans, Jr.'s character. He was also featured in Quentin Dupieux's 2013 movie Wrong Cops as Officer Regan.

Television[edit]

He guest-starred as Caleb95 in one episode of the Williams Street original television show NTSF:SD:SUV::.

Singles and albums[edit]

Lajoie has published several novelty songs that he has made available on websites such as Funny or Die and YouTube. Two of his best known alter-ego characters in his music are the 'Everyday Normal Guy' and 'MC Vagina' rappers, both of which perform comedy hip-hop. The 'MC Vagina' character is known for the songs and related music videos "Show Me Your Genitals", "Show Me Your Genitals 2: E=MC Vagina", and "I Kill People".[9] He has closed off his live shows with "Show Me Your Genitals".[10]

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
I Remembered, But Then I Forgot (as "Wolfie's Just Fine")
  • Release date: April 8, 2016
  • Label: Normal Guy Productions
  • Formats: CD, music download
Perfection, Nevada (as "Wolfie's Just Fine")
  • Release date: June 22, 2018
  • Label: Normal Guy Productions
  • Formats: Compact disc|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
"Sexpenze Commercial" Jon Lajoie & Brandon Dermer December 30, 2011
2012 "Broken-Hearted" Jon Lajoie "Broken-Hearted" single July 23, 2012
"The Prank War" Jon Lajoie & Brandon Dermer August 27, 2012
"Jon Lajoie on Marriage Equality" Jon Lajoie Oct 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
"Jon Lajoie's Kickstarter" Jon Lajoie "Jon Lajoie's Kickstarter" single May 28, 2013
"Merry Christmas Exclamation Point" Jon Lajoie "Merry Christmas Exclamation Point" single December 12, 2013
2014 "Please Use This Song" Jon Lajoie "Please Use This Song" single April 30, 2014
"Commercial Actors Mingle" Jon Lajoie "Commercial Actors Mingle" single May 28, 2014
2016 "It's a Job" (as "Wolfie's Just Fine") Jon Lajoie & Brandon Dermer March 2, 2016
"A New Beginning" (as "Wolfie's Just Fine") Jon Lajoie & Brandon Dermer June 27, 2016

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. Archived from the original on 2009-08-30. 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. ^ http://www.wolfiesjustfine.com/. Retrieved 2016-07-06
  5. ^ Simpson, Peter (2009-09-04). "Jon Lajoie cancels Canadian tour for big TV gig – The Big Beat". Communities.canada.com. Archived from the original on 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-01-09.
  6. ^ TV.com. "NSFW: The Songs of The League".
  7. ^ :. "Want to See a Taping of Comedy Central Presents? | Comedy Central Insider Blog". Ccinsider.comedycentral.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09.
  8. ^ :. "Comedy Central TV Show Schedule – Find when your Favorite Funny Shows are Playing | Comedy Central".
  9. ^ "I am Jon Lajoie (the Youtube guy/Taco), we've done this before. Ask me anything!".
  10. ^ Turner, Anna. "Review: Jon Lajoie's misogyny and dick jokes".

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