Ottawa comedian Jon Dore brings his infectious, casual comedic approach to Canadian Idol as Special Correspondent. Whether painting his fingernails along-side a hopeful competitor or encouraging another through a set of rigorous breathing exercises, Dore presents the lighter side of the Canadian Idol experience.
A Yuk Yuk's regular, Dore is a familiar face in comedy clubs across the country and was featured in Elvira Kurt Adventures in Comedy on The Comedy Network. Last fall, Dore had a memorable stint as guest host on Canada AM. Most recently Dore appeared as a strip club MC in ZoŽ Busiek: Wild Card (Global) and is currently parodying heavy metal bands in his comedy duo Death Ensemble.
Dore previously hosted Daytime, a daily televised talk show in Ottawa, from 1999 to 2002. Dore is a graduate of Algonquin College's Television Broadcasting Program.