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. He gained fame mostly from his YouTube channel, "jonlajoie," posting comedic original songs (as rapper E=MC Vagina) and comedy skits. Lajoie is also known for his role as Taco MacArthur on the FX comedy series The League.
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 third of nine children. He graduated from Dawson College's professional theatre program in 2002.
Since 2003, Lajoie has portrayed an English-Canadian musician named Thomas Edison in Radio-Canada's French-Canadian sitcom L'Auberge du chien noir. 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 2 studio albums.
Lajoie was cast in the FXX TV show The League as Taco MacArthur, a perpetually stoned and unemployed musician. 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:
Lajoie filmed an episode of Comedy Central Presents on November 7, 2009. It premiered on March 5, 2010. 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".
Lajoie was featured in the 2014 movie Let's Be Cops, as the boss of Damon Wayans, Jr.'s character.
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