The Greatest Canadian Comedians and Comic Actors People

The Greatest Canadian Comedians and Comic Actors

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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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    John Candy

    1950 More
    100
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    often listed
    Dan Aykroyd

    1952 More
    93
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    1926 More
    91
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    1962 More
    85
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    often listed
    Michael J. Fox

    1961 More
    83
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    1946 More
    80
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rick Moranis

    1953 More
    79
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    1948 More
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    1963 More
    70
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    1938 More
    70
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    Mike Myers

    1963 More
    68
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    1950 More
    67
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    1982 More
    66
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    1970 More
    64
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    Rich Little

    1938 More
    62
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    1954 More
    62
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    1957 More
    61
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    Dave Thomas

    1949 More
    60
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    Howie Mandel

    1955 More
    59
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    Dave Foley

    1963 More
    59
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    Matthew Perry

    1969 More
    55
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    1962 More
    51
    added by: LaurieM
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    Harland Williams

    1962 More
    48
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    Jeremy Hotz

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    1959 More
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    Mark McKinney

    1959 More
    46
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    Kenny Hotz

    1967 More
    45
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    Ryan Reynolds

    1976 More
    44
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    Michael Cera

    1988 More
    41
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    Samantha Bee

    1969 More
    39
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    1970 More
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    1941 More
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    1944 More
    37
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    Nathan Fielder

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    1969 More
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    1961 More
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    1975 More
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    1980 More
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    1947 More
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    1961 More
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    Mary Walsh

    1952 More
    35
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    new! Frank Spadone

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    1973 More
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    1955 More
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    1971 More
    32
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    1964 More
    32
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    1966 More
    32
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    1985 More
    31
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