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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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951 308
John Candy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
John Candy SCTV, Spaceballs, Planes

2
1,008 346
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
748 289
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
656 338
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
745 299
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
573 318
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
514 301
Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Rick Moranis Ghostbusters, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

8
761 381
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Seth Rogen This Is the End, Pineapple Express, Superbad Superbad

9
538 319
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
593 318
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
1,064 232
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
525 339
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
475 322
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
437 272
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
425 285
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
545 217
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
616 254
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
373 246
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
341 109
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
345 84
Mike Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
cyclone290 added Mike Smith

21
377 265
Michael Cera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Michael Cera Juno, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Superbad

The Best Late Night Downtown LA Party Spots

22
342 272
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
269 234
Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Dave Thomas Stripes, Brother Bear, Rat Race

24
302 241
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
245 375
Howie Mandel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Howie Mandel Deal or No Deal, America's Got Talent, Howie

26
297 282
Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Matthew Perry Friends, The Whole Nine Yards, 17 Again

27
150 23
John Dunsworth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Steve Shepard added John Dunsworth Haven, Trailer Park Boys, Take This Waltz

28
312 259
Tom Green is listed (or ranked) 28 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

The Hottest Funny Women

29
286 210
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
231 178
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
204 275
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
189 207
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
182 236
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
156 81
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
205 189
Will Sasso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Will Sasso Happy Gilmore, Best in Show, Movie 43

15 Famous People Who Went to Med School

36
212 207
William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 36 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

37
202 196
Brent Butt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Brent Butt Corner Gas, Screwed, Duets

38
194 221
Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 38 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

39
136 193
Mark McKinney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Mark McKinney A Night at the Roxbury, The Kids in the Hall, Superstar

40
169 202
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
196 144
Spencer Rice is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
StevenLaviolette added Spencer Rice Kenny vs. Spenny, Pitch, Confessions of a Porn Addict

42
147 242
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 Funniest '80s Movies

43
131 181
Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 43 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

44
114 200
Scott Thompson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Scott Thompson Hannibal, The Larry Sanders Show, The Kids in the Hall

45
148 181
Bruce McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Bruce McCulloch Dick, The Kids in the Hall, Superstar

46
160 168
Ellen Page is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Ellen Page Inception, Juno, X-Men: Days of Future Past

47
133 148
Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Nathan Fillion Castle, Serenity, Slither

48
168 167
Jon Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time
Jon Lajoie The League, Let's Be Cops

49
128 185
Nathan Fielder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

50
131 156
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