Famous People From Canada
If you think comedy is just about cracking a few jokes or contracting and expanding facial muscles to look funny and elicit a smile, just try doing the same with your friends or even your partner and watch out for the results. The last you would end up doing is tickling their funny bone to elicit forced laughter! Comedy is not just about acting funny or saying something hilarious. Wittiness also requires wisdom else it could turn insipid. Having said that, next time when you watch a comedy show, movie or even come across anyone with comedic abilities; pay your respect for he/she has a talent for making people smile and laugh. The genre of comedy is vast and varied – you have plain comedy, sarcastic ones, slapstick comedy, or even sex comedy. Canada has given the world some of the hilariously funny guys who have time and again helped crack up our smiles. Some of them include Leslie Nielsen, Phil Hartman, Russell Peters, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Mike Myers, Lorne Michaels and so on. But no list of Canadian comedians can be complete without the mention of the legendary Jim Carrey – the ace comedian who became a household name for his funny antics and pranks. Check this section to know the life and works of famous Canadian comedians.
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director
John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
22 March 1931
Actor, Producer

Mike MyersMike Myers
25 May 1963
Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer, Film

Eugene LevyEugene Levy
17 December 1946
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Director

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Tommy ChongTommy Chong
24 May 1938
Comedian, Actor

Howie MandelHowie Mandel
29 November 1955
Actor, Comedian

Rick MoranisRick Moranis
18 April 1953
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen
11 February 1926
Martin ShortMartin Short
26 March 1950

13 June 1974
Russell PetersRussell Peters
29 September 1970
Comedian, Actor and Producer

Norm MacDonaldNorm MacDonald
17 October 1959
Canadian stand-up comedian

Alan ThickeAlan Thicke
01 March 1947
Actor, Songwriter, Composer, Television presenter,
Tom GreenTom Green
30 July 1971
Actor, Television presenter, Blogger, Radio

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Columnist,
Colin MochrieColin Mochrie
30 November 1957
Television actor, Comedian, Stage actor, Film

Chris DiamantopoulosChris Diamantopoulos
09 May 1975
Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Voice actor

Dave FoleyDave Foley
04 January 1963
Nathan FielderNathan Fielder
12 May 1983
Screenwriter, Comedian

Mark McKinneyMark McKinney
26 June 1959
Caroline RheaCaroline Rhea
13 April 1964
Actor, Model

Kevin McDonaldKevin McDonald
16 May 1961

Jon LajoieJon Lajoie
21 August 1980
Actor, Guitarist, Musician, Singer, Songwriter,

Brent ButtBrent Butt
03 August 1966
Actor, Writer
Bruce McCullochBruce McCulloch
12 May 1961
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter
Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
05 August 1920
actor, screenwriter, television actor

Robin DukeRobin Duke
13 March 1954

Kathy GreenwoodKathy Greenwood
21 March 1962
Actor, Film actor

Gerry DeeGerry Dee
31 December 1968
Ice hockey player, Actor
David SteinbergDavid Steinberg
09 August 1942
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter

Patrick McKennaPatrick McKenna
08 May 1960
Actor, Film actor

Rick MercerRick Mercer
17 October 1969
Television presenter, Blogger, Screenwriter,

Stewart FrancisStewart Francis

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Don HarronDon Harron
19 September 1924
Librettist, Actor, Screenwriter
Manuel TadrosManuel Tadros
30 September 1956
Actor, Singer, Dub actor, Songwriter

Sugar SammySugar Sammy
Shaun MajumderShaun Majumder
29 January 1972
Actor, Film actor

Cathy JonesCathy Jones
06 April 1955
Putita, Comedian

Rupan BalRupan Bal
26 January 1990
Actor, Film actor
Scott ThompsonScott Thompson
12 June 1959

Mary WalshMary Walsh
13 May 1952
actor, comedian, screenwriter
Ray CameronRay Cameron
19 August 1938