“Jay Malone is the strongest act of our yearly calendar….I wish I could headline him every week. Great writer who has also crafted a likeable stage persona that consistently delivers huge laughs”
—Jim Vanderburg, Laugh Resort, Toronto
“I love, love, loved Jay! Could have listened to him all night long, and I heard that from several other people as well. He did a fantastic job, and I am so happy we had him performing at our event.”
—Shauna Tracey, The Kidney Foundation of Canada
“A great writer with excellent delivery and I love that he always has new, fresh and up to date material each time I see him. I pick Jay Malone to be on the “top ten” list of comedians in the near future.”
—Sean Sullivan, The Ice House, Pasadena
Robert MacDonald (aka: Jay Malone) has been a professional actor, comedian and writer for the past 17 years. In that time he has written and appeared on many television shows, specials and festivals in both Canada and the United States having spent seven years in both Toronto and then Los Angeles.
As a comedian "Jay" has toured steadily since beginning comedy in 2000. In 2004 he won the national Homegrown comedy competition at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal and has appeared at the festival three times since. In 2005 he shot his own critically acclaimed hour long Comedy NOW! special for CTV and was nominated as Canada's top male comedian at the Canadian Comedy awards. Later that year he moved to Los Angeles and after appearing regularly on the local club circuit including the Hollywood Improv, the Ice House in Pasadena and the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, he was awarded his own half hour "Showtime" comedy special shot at the "El Portal Theatre" in North Hollywood, California.
As an actor he started out doing national and international commercials in both countries and began booking guest star work upon arriving in Los Angeles. This included roles on "Boston Legal", "NCIS LA", "Monk", "Dollhouse" and a role on "Big Bang Theory" that was later cut out of the episode due to length. In 2012 he was booked as the lead in a Conan O'Brien produced sitcom pilot of TBS titled "Roland & Me" opposite Barrt Bostwick & Julie Hagerty. Later that year he booked his break out role as "Ryan White" on the CityTV/Rogers/Hulu sitcom "Package Deal" where he garnered a nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a comedy series at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. The show lasted two seasons and co-starred Harland Williams, Juia Voth & Randal Edwards with guest star roles by Jason Priestley, Eugene Levy and Pamela Anderson.
As a writer he began his professional career on the long running CTV sketch series "Comedy Inc." and later wrote for the pilot BBC series "Moral Dilemma". In addition he worked on the 2011 Nascar Awards and 2011 MTV Movie Awards respectively. In 2009 he wrote and animated "Santa Claus Intervention" receiving the top prize in an international animation competition sponsored by Aniboom and FOX. After receiving a development deal for his work, he also wrote and animated the subsequent presentation pilot "Insert Title Here" for FOX.
After leaving Los Angeles and organized show business behind he moved back home to Canada and is now writing and illustrating children's books with his first title "Little Donnie Drumpf & The Magic Paint Brush" having been published late in 2016. His second title, a more traditional children's book "Looking for Happiness" is now available in digital form and will be available in soft and hard cover form very soon!