comedy 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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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
John Candy Died at 44 (1950-1994)

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Jim Carrey age 53

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Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Leslie Nielsen Died at 84 (1926-2010)

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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Dan Aykroyd age 63

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Eugene Levy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Eugene Levy age 69

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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Phil Hartman Died at 50 (1948-1998)

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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Mike Myers age 52

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Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Rick Moranis age 62

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Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Martin Short age 65

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Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Seth Rogen age 33

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Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 12 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
Tommy Chong age 77

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Colin Mochrie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Colin Mochrie age 58

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Will Arnett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Will Arnett age 45

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Catherine O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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Howie Mandel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Howie Mandel age 60

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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Ryan Reynolds age 39

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Dave Foley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Dave Foley age 52

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

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Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Dave Thomas age 66

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Rich Little is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Rich Little age 77

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Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Matthew Perry age 46

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Michael Cera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Michael Cera age 27

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Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Harold Ramis Died at 70 (1944-2014)

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Rick Mercer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Rick Mercer age 46

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Andrea Martin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Andrea Martin age 68

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Joe Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Joe Flaherty age 74

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

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

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

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Jay Baruchel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Jay Baruchel age 33

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Jeremy Hotz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Jeremy Hotz age 52

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Harland Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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Will Sasso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Will Sasso age 40

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Tom Green is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Tom Green age 44

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Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Samantha Bee age 46

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Mark McKinney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Mark McKinney age 56

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Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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Scott Thompson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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

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Brent Butt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Brent Butt age 49

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Caroline Rhea is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Caroline Rhea age 51

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David Steinberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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

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Ellen Page is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Ellen Page age 28

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Kal Penn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Kal Penn age 38

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Mike MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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Mary Walsh is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Mary Walsh age 63

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Robb Wells is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Robb Wells age 44