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List of notable or famous comedians from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in Canada and even some popular comedians who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These comedians are sorted by popularity, and information about each well-known comedian from Canada is included when available.

These people, like Jim Carrey and Seth Rogen include images when available.

This historic comedians from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from Canada?"

These prominent comedians of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian comedians.Use this list of renowned Canadian comedians to discover some new comedians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (147 items)

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 56 James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer. Carrey has received two Golden Globe Awards. Known for his highly ...more

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Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 35 Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and comedian. Rogen began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy ...more

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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 54 Michael John "Mike" Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer, known for his run as a featured performer on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995, and for ...more

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Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 47 Russell Dominic Peters is a Canadian comedian and actor. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. He has set records for sales and attendance at a comedian's ...more

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Tom Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 46 Michael Thomas "Tom" Green is a Canadian actor, rapper, writer, comedian, producer, director, talk show host, and media personality. Best known for his unique brand of comedy, Green ...more

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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 65 Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter and singer. He was an original "Not Ready For Prime Time Player" on Saturday Night Live, an ...more

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Howie Mandel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 62 Howard Michael "Howie" Mandel is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host, and voice actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's ...more

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Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 54 Norman Gene "Norm" Macdonald is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actor. He is best known for his five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, which included ...more

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Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 64 Frederick Allan "Rick" Moranis is a Canadian actor, comedian and a two-time Grammy nominated musician. Moranis came to prominence around 1980 in the sketch comedy show Second City ...more

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Will Arnett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 47 William Emerson "Will" Arnett is a Canadian actor and comedian . He is most well known for his many comedic roles, including George Oscar Bluth II in the Fox series Arrested ...more

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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Dec. at 44 (1950-1994) John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City and its related Second City Television series and through his ...more

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Jon Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 37 Jonathan "Jon" Lajoie is a Canadian comedian, actor, rapper, singer, musician and Internet celebrity from Montreal, Quebec. He gained fame mostly from his YouTube channel, ...more

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Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 73 Lorne Michaels, CM is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, the Late Night series, and The Tonight

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Caroline Rhea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 53 Caroline Gilchrist Rhea is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actress and model who was the original host of the reality television show The Biggest Loser on NBC until she was replaced by Alison ...more

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Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 68 David William "Dave" Thomas is a Canadian comedian, actor and television writer. He is best known for portraying Doug McKenzie on SCTV as well as in the film Strange Brew, which he

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Jason Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 44 Jason Pierre Jones is a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He is best known for being a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and departed the show on March 26, 2015.

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Rick Mercer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 48 Richard Vincent "Rick" Mercer OC is a Lebanese Canadian comedian, television personality, political satirist and author. He is best known for his work on the CBC Television comedy ...more

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Jon Dore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 42 Jonathan David Dore is a Canadian comedian and actor.

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Rachid Badouri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Rachid Badouri age 41 Rachid Badouri is a Canadian comedian.

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Alan Thicke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 71 Alan Willis Thicke is a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He is known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains. He is the father ...more

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Paul Shaffer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 68 Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM is a Canadian-American musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian, and composer who has been David Letterman's musical director, band leader and sidekick since

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Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 56 Luc Picard is a French Canadian actor and comedian. He was born on September 24, 1961 in Lachine, Quebec, Canada. He has played numerous characters in diverse roles. He is most commonly known ...more

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John Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 51 John Sanford Moore, better known as John Moore, is a Canadian radio and television broadcaster, film critic, actor, voice actor and comedian. He works for CFRB 1010 in Toronto, Ontario.

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Ali Hassan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Ali Hassan is an actor and a comedian.

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Jay Baruchel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 35 Jonathan Adam Saunders "Jay" Baruchel is a Canadian actor and comedian. He plays Josh Greenberg, the main character, in the FXX comedy television series Man Seeking Woman, and played ...more

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Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Dec. at 84 (1926-2010) Leslie William Nielsen, OC was a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters. Nielsen was born in ...more

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Buddy Wasisname is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Buddy Wasisname A singer, songwriter, comedian, and dramatist, Buddy Wasisname is the stage name of Kevin Blackmore, a Canadian performer from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This is also an abbreviated ...more

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Scott Thompson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 58 Scott Thompson is a Canadian television actor and comedian, best known for his time as a member of the comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall.

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Gerry Dee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 49 Gerry Dee is a Canadian actor and stand-up comedian.

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Nikki Payne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 42 Nikki Payne, is a Canadian comedian and actress, from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Born with a cleft palate, she is well known for incorporating her lisp into her comedy act. She has ...more

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Bob Martin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 55 Bob Martin is a writer, actor, and comedian from Toronto, Ontario, Canada born in England circa 1963. He has both performed in and written many TV shows. He also provides the voice of Cuddles ...more

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Colin Mochrie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 60 Colin Andrew Mochrie is a Scottish-born Canadian actor and improvisational comedian, most famous for his appearances on the British and U.S. versions of television improvisation show Whose Line ...more

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Mike Ward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Mike Ward age 44 Mike Ward is a comedian.

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Anke Engelke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 52 Anke Christina Fischer is a German comedian, actress and voice-over actress born in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

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Shaun Majumder is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 46 Shaun Majumder is a Canadian comedian and actor.

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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Dec. at 50 (1948-1998) Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States ...more

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Dave Foley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 55 David Scott "Dave" Foley is a Canadian actor, stand-up comedian, writer, director and producer best known for his work in The Kids in the Hall and NewsRadio.

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Joe Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 76 Joe Flaherty is a American actor and comedian. He is best known for his work on the Canadian sketch comedy SCTV from 1976 to 1984, and as Harold Weir on Freaks and Geeks.

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Louis-José Houde is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Louis-José Houde age 40 Louis-José Houde is a film actor.

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Peter Kelamis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 51 Peter Kelamis is an Australian-born Canadian actor. He is arguably best known for playing Dr. Adam Brody in Stargate Universe and Goku in the original English dub of the animated television ...more

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Sugar Sammy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Sugar Sammy Samir Khullar, better known as Sugar Sammy, is a Canadian comedian, actor, writer and producer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His comedy routines are delivered in a mixture of fluent English, ...more

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Ron James is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 60 Ron James is a Canadian stand-up comedian. James was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia; his family later moved to Halifax during his youth. He attended Acadia University, studying history and ...more

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Rick Miller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Rick Miller is a Canadian actor, comedian and playwright, currently living in Toronto. Miller is most well known for hosting the television series Just For Laughs and for performing a version of ...more

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Kevin McDonald is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 56 Kevin Hamilton McDonald is a Canadian comedian, actor and voice artist. He is known as a member of The Kids in the Hall, the voice of Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch series, Waffle in ...more

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Mack Sennett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Dec. at 80 (1880-1960) Mack Sennett was a Canadian-born American director and actor and was known as the innovator of slapstick comedy in film. During his lifetime he was known at times as the "King of ...more

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Mimi Blais is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Mimi Blais Mimi Blais is a French Canadian pianist, composer,comedian and educator with a special interest in ragtime music and witty showmanship. She has been called the "Female Victor Borge," ...more

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Harland Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 55 Harland Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where he worked for five years as a forest ranger before moving to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. He has had a number of very memorable film roles ...more

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Brian Froud is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 44 Brian Froud is a Canadian actor, voice actor and comedian. He is best known for his roles as Harold and Sam on Total Drama, Beezy J. Heinous on Jimmy Two-Shoes, and Lynch Webber on

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David Steinberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 75 David Steinberg is a screenwriter, television actor, television director and producer.

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Mary Walsh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 65 Mary Cynthia Walsh, CM is a Canadian actress, comedian and social activist. A sufferer of macular degeneration, she has served from time to time as a spokesperson for the Canadian National ...more