Aficionados of Canadian television will no doubt recognize Jon Dore (no kin to America’s Jimmy Dore), from his many stints up north on the small screen. From co-hosting a daytime talk show aptly named Daytime to being a correspondent on Canadian Idol, his quick wit and surprise punchlines are now winning him fans in The States. He has his own Comedy Central Presents special, and you may have also caught him guest starring on How I Met Your Mother. Now he’s taking his act to the people.
Trekking across America shouldn’t be a problem for Dore, though, as he recently returned from a trip to Europe.
“I went to Amsterdam,” he says. “People are like, 'Oh, I know what you got up to.' Well, besides the obvious things guys do in Amsterdam, we also got really high and got prostitutes. It’s not all museums, you know.”� That joke is indicative of Dore’s "expect the unexpected" style, and reminds one of a British style of humor. “You can’t argue thanks to the Internet,” he tells an audience. “I was at a party last week and friends were arguing about whether a certain movie had won an Academy Award or not; the argument went on forever. Finally I just went up to my buddies computer and started watching pornography. Problem solved!”�
Jon Dore performs at Go Bananas in the Festival Market Place, Montgomery Thursday-Sunday. Showtime is 8 p.m. with extra 10:30 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $8-$12. $4 Thursday with college/military ID. 513-984-9288, www.gobananascomedy.com.
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