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Jon Dore

Improv,Stand Up Comedy

Named one of "10 comics to watch" by Variety, Ottawa-born comedian, TV host and actor Jon Dore is renowned for his offbeat humour and unique bait-and-switch style. A favourite on the Canadian and American comedy club and festival circuits, he has hosted the Just for Laughs Festival Homegrown Comedy Competition on a number of occasions and has enjoyed sold-out runs at the Festival's Montreal and Toronto locations, at comedy festivals in Halifax, Vancouver, Portland and Washington, DC, and at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. From his humble beginnings as the co-host of the cable talk show Daytime Ottawa (Rogers Television) and the irreverent roving reporter on "Canadian Idol" (CTV), Dore recently starred in the ABC-TV series "How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" opposite Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett. He's the host of HBO Canada's "Funny as Hell," a series showcasing bold and uncensored comedy from the fastest rising comedians at the Just For Laughs Festival. He also starred in his own award-winning mockumentary series, "The Jon Dore Television Show," documenting his hilarious and outrageous debates on life's challenges and changes, from weight loss to gender. He also served as co-creator, co-producer and writer on the series, proving he is just as comfortable behind the camera. The series ran for two seasons on IFC and The Comedy Network.