The title “Now More Than Ever 2021” hovers over the surface of the moon. Five different images of Jon Blair in different costumes and poses are barely visible in the background of outer space. The image appears in a VHS format, with “PLAY” in the top left and “03:24:21” at bottom right.
Now More Than Ever: 2021 by Jon Blair
Solo sketch mastermind Jon Blair, creator of the lockdown-forged one man sketch series “Now More Than Ever,” reaches out from the terrifying and far-flung future of the year 2021 with a new batch of mind-bending sketches! Travel to unforgiving wilderness, sleepy suburbs, rural routes, snake-shaped mountains and even the treacherous expanse of the absolute moon itself in this new collection of twisted tales and strange characters. You may even learn a thing or two! So press play, sit, stand or lay down as you see fit, and let “Now More Than Ever 2021” accompany you through These Unprecedented Times.
Sensory Warning: Contains some sudden noises and fast moving visual effects.
Jon Blair has been a fixture in Toronto’s sketch community for over a decade, known for his tenure as the head writer of Sunday Night Live as well as his extensive solo sketch work, which has seen him perform at festivals in New York, Philadelphia, Halifax and beyond. He was named Best of the Fest at Montreal Sketchfest and mounted an hour long revue, “Jon Blair and Friends and Maybe One Enemy” at Just for Laughs in 2019. He’s written for five seasons of the CBC’s “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” and currently writes for CBC Radio’s “Because News.”
Last year Jon created the half-hour solo sketch web series “Now More Than Ever”, shot and edited entirely in his apartment, as a way to entertain people during what he assumed would be a brief lockdown. “Now More Than Ever 2021” is the fourth episode. So, yeah.