The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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A list of notable comedians from Canada, ranked by comedy fans. Many of these comic actors, stand-ups and humorists, originally from Canada, have found fame outside of their native land and are now international stars, while some have largely remained well-known to their fellow citizens. But all have proven themselves to be lasting performances making a considerable impact in the entertainment industry.

Several notable comedians and funny people who have gained prominence in Hollywood are originally from Canada. These include Will Arnett, best known for his work on "Arrested Development" and the 2011 fall debut "Up All Night," "Daily Show" correspondent Samantha Bee, "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels and "SCTV" alum Catherine O'Hara. As well, the late, great Leslie Nielsen, one of the most beloved comic actors of the '70s, '80s and '90s, hailed from Canada, as does game show host Howie Mandel, stand-up and SNL vet Norm MacDonald and the entire cast of "The Kids in the Hall."

Who are the funniest Canadian comedians? This list is by no means 100% complete, but is a good starting guide to the best Canadian comics and comedy performers.
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    Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Eugene Levy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Tommy Chong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Rich Little is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Joe Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Andrea Martin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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    Jay Baruchel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Tom Green is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Caroline Rhea is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time


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    Kal Penn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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    Ellen Page is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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    Mike MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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