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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 57
James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, musician, and artist. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.Carrey first gained ...more

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Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 36
Seth Aaron Rogen (; born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years. While ...more

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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 55
Michael John Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer who holds Canadian, British, and American citizenship. He is known for his run as a performer on ...more

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Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
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Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. In 2013, he was number three on ...more

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Tom Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
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Michael Thomas Green (born July 30, 1971) is a Canadian comedian, actor, filmmaker, and talk show host. Known for his own unique brand of shock comedy, he found mainstream prominence via his MTV ...more

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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
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Daniel Edward Aykroyd, ( AK-royd; born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician and filmmaker who was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" ...more

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Howie Mandel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 63
Howard Michael Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor and television host. He hosted the CNBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English ...more

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Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 55
Norman Gene Macdonald (born October 17, 1959) is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He was a cast member for five seasons on Saturday Night Live, which included anchoring Weekend ...more

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Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 65
Frederick Allan Moranis (; born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, screenwriter and producer. He came to prominence in the sketch comedy series Second City ...more

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Will Arnett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 48
William Emerson Arnett (born May 4, 1970) is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, comedian and producer. He is best known for his role as George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the ...more

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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
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John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian, known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of ...more

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Jon Lajoie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 38
Jonathan Lajoie ( lə-ZHWAH; born August 21, 1980) is a Canadian comedian, actor, rapper, singer, musician, and Internet celebrity from Montreal, Quebec. He gained fame mostly from his eponymous ...more

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Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 74
Lorne Michaels, (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944), is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, actor and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live ...more

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Caroline Rhea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Caroline Rhea age 54
Caroline Rhea (born April 13, 1964) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actress who is best known for her role as Hilda Spellman on the ABC show Sabrina the Teenage Witch. She has performed ...more

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Dave Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 69
David William Thomas (born May 20, 1949) 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 ...more

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Jason Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 45
Jason Pierre Jones (born June 3, 1973) is a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2005 to 2015. Since 2016, Jones has starred in ...more
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Rick Mercer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 49
Richard Vincent "Rick" Mercer (born October 17, 1969) is a Canadian comedian, television personality, political satirist and author. He is best known for his work on the CBC Television ...more
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Jon Dore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 43
Jonathan David Dore (born November 2, 1975) is a Canadian comedian and actor who has lived in Los Angeles since 2008.
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Rachid Badouri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
Rachid Badouri age 42
Rachid Badouri (born October 16, 1976) is a Canadian comedian.
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Alan Thicke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
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Alan Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey; March 1, 1947 – December 13, 2016) was a Canadian actor, songwriter, comedian, game and talk show host. He is the father of singer Robin Thicke. In 2013, ...more

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Paul Shaffer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 69
Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM (born November 28, 1949) is a Canadian singer, composer, actor, author, comedian and multi-instrumentalist who served as David Letterman's musical director, band ...more

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Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 57
Luc Picard (born 24 September 1961) is a French Canadian actor, director and comedian. He was born on September 24, 1961 in Lachine, Quebec, Canada. He has played numerous characters in diverse ...more
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John Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Comedians from Canada
age 52
John Sanford Moore (born June 5, 1966), better known as John Moore, is a Canadian radio and television broadcaster, film critic, voice actor and comedian. He works for the CFRB 1010 radio ...more
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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 36
Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel (; born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian. He is known for his voice role as Hiccup in the How to Train Your Dragon ...more

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