Ottawa-born comedian and host Jon Dore spent three years co-hosting Rogers Television’s Daytime sharpening his skills to a fine point. For his work, creativity and quick improv skills, he received the Impression Award for best on-air personality in 2001. Many of Jon’s hosting skills come from working as a stand-up on the comedy club circuit in Canada. In 2003 Jon took part in the Homegrown Comedy Competition at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and this past summer he returned to the festival to host the competition for a second straight year.
Jon is most recognized for his part on the hottest program on Canadian TV, CTV’s Canadian Idol as the former wacky correspondent reporting on the pressures and excitement of the contest with his unique brand of humour.
The biggest news to date for Jon, and much to the delight of his fans across the country, is that The Jon Dore Television Show can be seen on The Comedy Network.
Jon has 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.
An incredibly talented actor and comedian, Jon has been hailed by TV Guide as one of Canada’s top “rising stars of the future.”