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.
Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
24 September 1948
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
15 April 1982
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
22 March 1931
Actor, Producer

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

John CandyJohn Candy
31 October 1950
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
Tommy ChongTommy Chong
24 May 1938
Comedian, Actor

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

Howie MandelHowie Mandel
29 November 1955
Actor, Comedian

Martin ShortMartin Short
26 March 1950
Actor
Rick MoranisRick Moranis
18 April 1953
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician

Leslie NielsenLeslie Nielsen
11 February 1926
 
Russell PetersRussell Peters
29 September 1970
Comedian, Actor and Producer

Ryan StilesRyan Stiles
22 April 1959
Actor

Tyler LabineTyler Labine
29 April 1978
Actor
Norm MacDonaldNorm MacDonald
17 October 1959
Canadian stand-up comedian

Alan ThickeAlan Thicke
01 March 1947
Actor, Songwriter, Composer, Television presenter,
Steven CrowderSteven Crowder
07 July 1987
political commentator

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970
Writer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Columnist,

Tom GreenTom Green
30 July 1971
Actor, Television presenter, Blogger, Radio
Thomas MiddleditchThomas Middleditch
10 March 1982
Actor

Cree SummerCree Summer
07 July 1969
Actress
Dave FoleyDave Foley
04 January 1963
Actor

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

Andrea MartinAndrea Martin
15 January 1947
Actress
Paul ShafferPaul Shaffer
28 November 1949
Musician
Caroline RheaCaroline Rhea
13 April 1964
Actor, Model

Harland WilliamsHarland Williams
14 November 1962
Actor

Kevin McDonaldKevin McDonald
16 May 1961
Actor

Catherine DisherCatherine Disher
22 June 1960
Actress
Jon LajoieJon Lajoie
21 August 1980
Actor, Guitarist, Musician, Singer, Songwriter,

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Mark McKinneyMark McKinney
26 June 1959
Actor

Brent ButtBrent Butt
03 August 1966
Actor, Writer

Selma DiamondSelma Diamond
05 August 1920
actor, screenwriter, television actor

Bruce McCullochBruce McCulloch
12 May 1961
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter
David SteinbergDavid Steinberg
09 August 1942
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter

Rick MercerRick Mercer
17 October 1969
Television presenter, Blogger, Screenwriter,
Kathy GreenwoodKathy Greenwood
21 March 1962
Actor, Film actor

Robin DukeRobin Duke
13 March 1954
Actor

Gerry DeeGerry Dee
31 December 1968
Ice hockey player, Actor
Patrick McKennaPatrick McKenna
08 May 1960
Actor, Film actor

Don HarronDon Harron
19 September 1924
Librettist, Actor, Screenwriter
Stewart FrancisStewart Francis
 

Manuel TadrosManuel Tadros
30 September 1956
Actor, Singer, Dub actor, Songwriter

Shaun MajumderShaun Majumder
29 January 1972
Actor, Film actor

Sugar SammySugar Sammy
 

Cathy JonesCathy Jones
06 April 1955
Putita, Comedian
Rupan BalRupan Bal
26 January 1990
Actor, Film actor

Scott ThompsonScott Thompson
12 June 1959
actor

Mary WalshMary Walsh
13 May 1952
actor, comedian, screenwriter

Ray CameronRay Cameron
19 August 1938
screenwriter