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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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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
John Candy SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

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2
566 180
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

3
488 135
Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Leslie Nielsen The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, The Naked Gun 2┬Ż: The Smell of Fear, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

4
444 170
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters II

5
419 156
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Mike Myers Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Shrek

6
365 162
Eugene Levy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Eugene Levy Best in Show, SCTV, A Mighty Wind

7
369 140
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Phil Hartman Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons

8
341 138
Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Rick Moranis Ghostbusters^!Honey^! I Shrunk the Kids^!Spaceballs^!Strange Brew

9
365 181
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Michael J. Fox Family Ties, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II

10
328 166
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Martin Short The Martin Short Show, Frankenweenie, Mars Attacks!

11
369 200
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Seth Rogen This Is the End, Pineapple Express, Superbad Superbad

12
298 181
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Norm Macdonald Dirty Work, Billy Madison, Saturday Night Live

13
251 167
Tommy Chong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Tommy Chong Up in Smoke, After Hours, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie

14
279 125
Colin Mochrie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Colin Mochrie Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK), Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Lucky Numbers

15
230 167
Will Arnett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Will Arnett The Lego Movie, Despicable Me, Ratatouille

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16
246 139
Catherine O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Catherine O'Hara The Nightmare Before Christmas^! Frankenweenie^! Home Alone^! Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

17
286 143
Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Ryan Reynolds Deadpool, Green Lantern, The Proposal

18
185 199
Howie Mandel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Howie Mandel Deal or No Deal, America's Got Talent, Howie

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212 157
Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Russell Peters Source Code, Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour - Live from The O2 Arena, A Russell Peters Christmas Special

20
198 145
Dave Foley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Dave Foley A Bug's Life, The Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio

21
177 141
Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Dave Thomas Stripes, Brother Bear, Rat Race

22
175 157
Rich Little is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Rich Little One Crazy Summer, The Pink Panther Show, Trail of the Pink Panther

23
195 156
Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Matthew Perry Friends, The Whole Nine Yards, 17 Again

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209 157
Michael Cera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Michael Cera Juno, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Superbad

25
158 124
Rick Mercer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Rick Mercer Bon Cop, Bad Cop, Rick Mercer Report

26
111 89
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Rachel McAdams Midnight in Paris, Sherlock Holmes, Mean Girls

27
137 124
Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Lorne Michaels Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live

28
134 109
William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
William Shatner Star Trek, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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93 96
Jay Baruchel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Jay Baruchel How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Million Dollar Baby

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108 128
Harland Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Harland Williams There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

31
108 143
Jeremy Hotz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Jeremy Hotz Speed 2: Cruise Control, My Favorite Martian, Just for Laughs

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116 112
Will Sasso is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Will Sasso Happy Gilmore, Best in Show, Movie 43

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127 174
Tom Green is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Tom Green The Tom Green Show, Subway Monkey Hour, Tom Green: Something Smells Funny

34
99 127
Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Samantha Bee The Daily Show, Date Night, Underdog

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87 116
Mark McKinney is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Mark McKinney A Night at the Roxbury, The Kids in the Hall, Superstar

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77 91
Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Cobie Smulders How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

37
105 117
Brent Butt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Brent Butt Corner Gas, Screwed, Duets

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81 125
Scott Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Scott Thompson Hannibal, The Larry Sanders Show, The Kids in the Hall

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82 124
David Steinberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
LaurieM added David Steinberg

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63 21
Lynda Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Tom Warner added Lynda Montgomery

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85 112
Bruce McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Bruce McCulloch Dick, The Kids in the Hall, Superstar

42
89 118
Caroline Rhea is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Caroline Rhea Phineas and Ferb, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

43
94 77
Ellen Page is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Ellen Page Inception, Juno, X-Men: Days of Future Past

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32 41
Robb Wells is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
RodrigoJavierNu├▒ez added Robb Wells Goon, Trailer Park Boys, Hobo with a Shotgun

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73 109
Mike MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
chicosh added Mike MacDonald Three Fugitives, The Ripping Friends, The Nutcracker Prince

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76 110
Mary Walsh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Mary Walsh Mambo Italiano, The Wind in the Willows, New Waterford Girl

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45 130
Kenny Hotz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Kenny Hotz Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Testees, Kenny vs. Spenny

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72 84
Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Nathan Fillion Castle, Serenity, Slither

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14 38
Stewart Francis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
darrenhollard added Stewart Francis Mock the Week, An American in Canada

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84 104
Kevin McDonald is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Kevin McDonald Galaxy Quest, Lilo & Stitch, Invader Zim