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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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927 290
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
John Candy SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

2
974 337
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
730 280
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 2½: The Smell of Fear, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

4
640 332
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
726 289
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
559 310
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
743 371
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Seth Rogen This Is the End, Pineapple Express, Superbad Superbad

8
498 297
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

9
526 309
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Phil Hartman Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons

10
575 311
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Norm Macdonald Dirty Work, Billy Madison, Saturday Night Live

11
1,058 218
Kenny Hotz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Kenny Hotz Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Testees, Kenny vs. Spenny

12
507 336
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
459 317
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Martin Short The Martin Short Show, Frankenweenie, Mars Attacks!

14
428 268
Will Arnett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Will Arnett The Lego Movie, Despicable Me, Ratatouille

The Funniest Hispanic & Latino Comedians of All Time

15
419 279
Tommy Chong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Tommy Chong Up in Smoke, After Hours, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie

16
533 212
Colin Mochrie is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
581 253
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
359 244
Catherine O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Catherine O'Hara The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, Home Alone

19
338 101
Robb Wells is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
RodrigoJavierNuñez added Robb Wells Goon, Trailer Park Boys, Hobo with a Shotgun

20
240 367
Howie Mandel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Howie Mandel Deal or No Deal, America's Got Talent, Howie

21
337 268
Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 21 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

The Best Natalie Portman Movies

22
340 77
Mike Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
cyclone290 added Mike Smith

23
367 259
Michael Cera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Michael Cera Juno, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Superbad

24
298 236
Dave Foley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Dave Foley A Bug's Life, The Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio

25
263 232
Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Dave Thomas Stripes, Brother Bear, Rat Race

26
147 17
John Dunsworth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Steve Shepard added John Dunsworth Haven, Trailer Park Boys, Take This Waltz

27
307 252
Tom Green is listed (or ranked) 27 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

28
287 279
Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Matthew Perry Friends, The Whole Nine Yards, 17 Again

The Hottest Funny Women

29
281 203
Rick Mercer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Rick Mercer Bon Cop, Bad Cop, Rick Mercer Report

30
224 173
Jay Baruchel is listed (or ranked) 30 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

31
198 269
Rich Little is listed (or ranked) 31 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

32
185 203
Harland Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 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

33
179 232
Jeremy Hotz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Jeremy Hotz Speed 2: Cruise Control, My Favorite Martian, Just for Laughs

34
155 73
John Paul Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
RodrigoJavierNuñez added John Paul Tremblay Goon, Trailer Park Boys, Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

35
203 203
William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 35 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

Actors Who Died In The Middle Of Filming Something

36
197 192
Brent Butt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Brent Butt Corner Gas, Screwed, Duets

37
201 186
Will Sasso is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Will Sasso Happy Gilmore, Best in Show, Movie 43

38
192 137
Spencer Rice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
StevenLaviolette added Spencer Rice Kenny vs. Spenny, Pitch, Confessions of a Porn Addict

39
186 219
Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 39 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

40
162 199
Rachel McAdams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Rachel McAdams Midnight in Paris, Sherlock Holmes, Mean Girls

41
132 191
Mark McKinney is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Mark McKinney A Night at the Roxbury, The Kids in the Hall, Superstar

42
142 238
Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Samantha Bee The Daily Show, Date Night, Underdog

The Top 10 Funniest Bearded Comedians

43
125 181
Nathan Fielder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

44
167 163
Jon Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Jon Lajoie The League, Let's Be Cops

45
121 178
Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 45 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

46
110 197
Scott Thompson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Scott Thompson Hannibal, The Larry Sanders Show, The Kids in the Hall

47
143 178
Bruce McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Bruce McCulloch Dick, The Kids in the Hall, Superstar

48
152 166
Ellen Page is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Ellen Page Inception, Juno, X-Men: Days of Future Past

49
69 55
Shaun Majumder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Phil Ehl added Shaun Majumder Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Detroit 1-8-7, Pushing Tin

50
124 147
Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Nathan Fillion Castle, Serenity, Slither