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Jonathan "Jon" Lajoie is a Canadian comedian, actor, rapper, singer, musician and Internet celebrity from Montreal, Quebec. Lajoie first became popular through the music video "Everyday Normal Guy", in which he, in ironic contrast to typical rappers, sings about his bland, run-of-the-mill daily activities and his peaceful nature.More recently, Lajoie made his television debut as Taco on The League, currently in its fourth season.
Black Comedy: The foundation of his humor, along with Self-Deprecation. Nothing is off-limits. Good examples are probably "Cold-Blooded X-Mas," "Mel Gibson Love Song," and "Rapist Glasses"/"Pedophile Beards."
Deadpan Snarker: During the breaks between songs in his live performances, and his non-musical YouTube sketches. But even some of his songs are bitingly sarcastic and incredibly cynical (see "Pop Song" and "Radio-Friendly Song").
Gratuitous French: At the end of Very Super Famous we hear "For all you French ladies out there: Le feu sur le cheval était brisé" (Meaning: The fire on the horse was broken).
Lampshade Hanging: The final chapter of the "Everyday Normal Guy" trilogy, "Everyday Normal Crew."
We just a regular, everyday, normal crew The joke's gettin' old, I fuckin' agree with you I'm just repeatin' the same shit from Normal Guy 1 & 2 What a twist, in this one I'm rappin' about my friends too I think this cow's been milked dry...muthafucka
Hollywood Tone-Deaf: MC Vagina is a textbook case; he barely even sings, he just kind of mumbles along to the tune in a flat tone. The guy in "I Can Dance" also qualifies... though being a terrible singer is the least of his problems.
Hypocritical Humor: MC Extremely Politically Correct in "WTF Collective 2" references "Michael Jackson Is Dead".
[Lajoie's lyrics] are offensive, insensitive, and in very bad taste Like that guy who wrote that song when Michael Jackson passed away
Never Speak Ill of the Dead: "Michael Jackson is Dead" plays with this. Jon both defends Jackson ("we didn't care if it was true or false") and insults him ("remember when he dangled his kid from a balcony"), but his biggest Take That is to people who made Michael Jackson jokes when he was alive and then canonized him as a saint when he died. His overall point seems to be that Jackson was a human being with flaws and foibles, and that dying doesn't change that.
Another example is his joke Kickstarter video, where he declares, after listing off people that make less than him (decorated war veterans, teachers, doctors), he declares that it's "because what I do is way more important." Cue clip from "Show Me Your Genitals."
Suspiciously Specific Denial: MC Knows Too Many Facts About Bees ends his verse with "Just 'cause I know a lot about bees doesn't mean that I'm gay." As it turns out, he's also MC In the Closet Homosexual.