Mix suburban white guy rap with real musical talent and Weird Al Yankovic humor and you get something like singing comic Jon Lajoie. Lord and anyone who visits this site on a fairly regular basis knows I am not a fan of the funny song, but I am forced to admit Jon Lajoie is very good at this stuff. This based on the 4 video sampler we received.
The Screener we received features four funny songs by Jon Lajoie: Everyday Normal Guy, Show Me Your Genitals, Stay At Home Dad, and Sunday Afternoon. The videos are great and the recording quality highly professional. You can check them out at youtube.com/jonlajoie
Everyday Normal Guy is a rap ballad about, you guessed it, an every day normal guy. Lajoie’s talent is evident here. The song tells a story, features some really good lines like “I’m the Pauly Shore of every day life: Easily forgettable and not very liked.” Or “I make good spaghetti sauce, m****er”.
Lajoie manages to have a unifying style yet do different kinds of songs. Show Me Your Genitals is a cool song that is bound to be a frathouse favorite.
Stay At Home Dad is my favorite tune on the screener we received. It’s a heavy metal rap with an excellent guitar riff. The comedy here comes in part from the opposition between the tune and the lyrics and in part from what, according to this comic, a stay at home dad does during the day.
The last tune on the screener we received is Sunday Afternoon. This is the most Weird Al sounding tune here. This funny song about a single guy’s boring Sunday is a hell of a lot of fun and the cleanest song here. You really should call your local radio station and ask them to play it.
This was a sampler to get people interested in singer / comic Jon Lajoie and get them to see his show. I know I want to.
Jon Lajoie Tour Dates 2008:
Thu-Nov-27 Victoria , B.C. Lucky Bar
Fri-Nov-28 Nanamio , B.C. The Queens Hotels
Sat-Nov-29 Vancouver, B.C. TBD
Tue-Dec-02 Winnipeg , MB. Pyramid
Thu-Dec-04 Thunder Bay, Ont Victoria Inns
Fri-Dec-05 Minneapolis. MN 7th St. Entry / Varsity Theatre
Sat-Dec-06 Madison, Wisconsin High Noon Saloon / U of Wisconsin
Sun-Dec-07 Chicago Lakeshore Theatre / SubT / Schubas
Tue-Dec-09 Detroit Magic Stick / The Crofoot
Wed-Dec-10 Toronto El Mocambo / Lee's Place/ HS Tavern
Thu-Dec-11 Guelph Vinyl
Fri-Dec-12 Ottawa Babylon Nightclub
Sat-Dec-13 Montreal Club Soda / Le National
Sun-Dec-14 Boston Hard Rock Cafe
Tue-Dec-16 NYC Bowery Ballroom / Gramercy