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135 Star Starred
UP Comedy Club
3rd Floor Pipers Alley 230 W. North Ave Chicago, IL 60614
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Check out Jon Dore at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival on YouTube.


Ottawa-born 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 has since returned to the festival to host the competition the past few years. He also had a sold-out run for his Toronto Just For Laughs Festival show, aptly titled "_The Jon Dore Television Show‘s Writers, and Jon Dore of The Jon Dore Television Show’s Stand-up Comedy Show, Show". Exhale.

Over the last few years Jon made a name for himself 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. Shortly after, and much to the delight of his fans across the country, Jon was given his own show on The Comedy Network. The Jon Dore Television Show_, which aired for a successful two seasons and is now airing on IFC in The States. Jon has appeared on his own _Comedy Now! _special for CTV and The Comedy Network, on Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham, and the half-hour special Comedy Central Presents Jon Dore.

An incredibly talented actor and comedian, Jon has been hailed by_ TV Guide _as one of Canada’s top “rising stars of the future”, and has been named to _Variety_’s Top Ten Comics To Watch list. On November 11th, 2010, Jon Dore became the first ever stand up comedian to perform on Conan O’Brien’s new show on TBS.

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