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Famous Comedians from Canada

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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. {#nodes}
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    Jim Carrey

    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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    Seth Rogen

    Seth Rogen

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Seth Aaron Rogen (; born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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    Mike Myers

    Mike Myers

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    Michael John Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Russell Peters

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He... more on Wikipedia

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    Tom Green

    Tom Green

    Age: 49

    BirthplacePembroke, Canada

    Michael Thomas Green (born July 30, 1971) is a Canadian comedian, actor, filmmaker, and talk... more on Wikipedia

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    Dan Aykroyd

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Daniel Edward Aykroyd, ( AK-royd; born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia
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    Howie Mandel

    BirthplaceWillowdale, Toronto, Canada

    Howard Michael Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor and television... more on Wikipedia

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    Norm Macdonald

    BirthplaceCanada, Quebec City

    Norman Gene Macdonald (born October 17, 1959) is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Rick Moranis

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Frederick Allan Moranis (; born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian actor, comedian, musician,... more on Wikipedia

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    Will Arnett

    BirthplaceEast York, Toronto, Canada

    William Emerson Arnett (born May 4, 1970) is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, comedian... more on Wikipedia

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    John Candy

    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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    Jon Lajoie

    Jon Lajoie

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceLongueuil, Canada

    Jonathan Lajoie ( lə-ZHWAH; born August 21, 1980) is a Canadian comedian, actor, rapper,... more on Wikipedia

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    Lorne Michaels

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Lorne Michaels, (born Lorne David Lipowitz; November 17, 1944), is a Canadian-American... more on Wikipedia

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    Caroline Rhea

    Caroline Rhea

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Caroline Rhea (born April 13, 1964) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actress who is best... more on Wikipedia


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    Dave Thomas

    BirthplaceSt. Catharines, Canada

    David William Thomas (born May 20, 1949) is a Canadian comedian, actor and television writer.... more on Wikipedia

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    Jason Jones

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Jason Pierre Jones (born June 3, 1973) is a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He was a... more on Wikipedia
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    Rick Mercer

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Richard Vincent "Rick" Mercer (born October 17, 1969) is a Canadian comedian, television... more on Wikipedia
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    Jon Dore

    Jon Dore

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Jonathan David Dore (born November 2, 1975) is a Canadian comedian and actor who has lived in... more on Wikipedia
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    Rachid Badouri

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Rachid Badouri (born October 16, 1976) is a Canadian comedian.
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    Alan Thicke

    BirthplaceKirkland Lake, Canada

    Alan Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey; March 1, 1947 – December 13, 2016) was a Canadian... more on Wikipedia

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    Paul Shaffer

    BirthplaceThunder Bay, Canada

    Paul Allen Wood Shaffer, CM (born November 28, 1949) is a Canadian singer, composer, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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    Luc Picard

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceCanada, Montreal, Urban agglomeration of Montreal, Québec, Americas

    Luc Picard (born 24 September 1961) is a French Canadian actor, director and comedian. He was... more on Wikipedia
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    John Moore

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    John Sanford Moore (born June 5, 1966), better known as John Moore, is a Canadian radio and... more on Wikipedia
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    Jay Baruchel

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel (; born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian actor, director,... more on Wikipedia

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