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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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891 278
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
942 321
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
705 264
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
614 318
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
693 278
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
532 299
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
715 355
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
478 284
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
506 293
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
551 300
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
1,046 207
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
490 327
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
443 311
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
417 264
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

15
404 276
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

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16
515 208
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
559 245
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
340 242
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
332 93
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
231 357
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
329 72
Mike Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
cyclone290 added Mike Smith

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322 264
Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
359 254
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
289 233
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
247 227
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
140 12
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
301 242
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
273 273
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

29
271 200
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

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216 168
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
191 266
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
181 199
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
173 226
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
151 68
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
192 199
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

36
195 181
Will Sasso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Will Sasso Happy Gilmore, Best in Show, Movie 43

37
188 129
Spencer Rice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
StevenLaviolette added Spencer Rice Kenny vs. Spenny, Pitch, Confessions of a Porn Addict

38
189 188
Brent Butt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Brent Butt Corner Gas, Screwed, Duets

39
180 213
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
153 195
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
127 188
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
136 230
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

43
120 175
Nathan Fielder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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165 158
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
119 174
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
108 193
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
138 174
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
149 162
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
66 51
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
121 144
Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Nathan Fillion Castle, Serenity, Slither