Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Six O'Clock News With William Shakespeare

The Bard of Avon as Elizabethan talking-head anchorman?

"Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears - you wont believe what's goin' on! But if I tickle you, will you not laugh?

Jon Lajoie is a Montreal-based comedian who, after graduating Dawson College’s theatre program in 2001, became a hit man to supplement his non-existent income from acting. “Between 2001 and 2007 [he] assassinated (in a ninja-like fashion) an estimated 40,000 people, and an estimated 9,000 fish. (In early 2004, demand for assassination was low, so for three months he held a part-time job as a fisherman)."

That averages out to 15.65 human and 3.52 fish assassinations a day. Busy bullets spell burnout so he decided to let laughs be his Luger and is now slaying YouTube audiences, neatly laying them out in the aisles.

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