Ex-Idol Comic Dore Joins Forces with Comedy Network for tour

Former Canadian Idol funny man Jon Dore is appearing at Casino Nova Scotia on Friday to celebrate the Comedy Network’s 10th anniversary— and he promises his skills have come a long way since he started out in comedy.“You’re always a comedian with your friends,” said Dore, who first stood in front of a microphone when he was 21.

Dore auditioned to be a roving reporter on Canadian Idol in 2003 and, after several call-backs, was asked to fly to Winnipeg for the show. “It was a mixed bag of fun and (being) scared,” Dore said. His job description was to interview contestants and perform skits. He said he had a great time doing the show, but confesses to not having had the opportunity to meet any of the guest acts that graced the Idol stage over the years.

After his departure from Canadian Idol in 2005, Dore became affiliated with the Comedy Network. He pitched The Jon Dore Television Show to the network and shot a pilot. The premise is simple: Dore portrays an over-the-top version of himself, in which he delivers his crazy take on life through interviews, off-the-wall-rants and zany antics.

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