Famous Canadian Stand-up Comedians

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 1 Jim Carrey

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada

Canadian American actor, Jim Carrey worked as a janitor and a stand-up comedian at club and on stage before entering films and television. His big Hollywood break came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective which catapulted him to comedy star status. His later films like The Truman Show and Bruce Almighty proved his versatility and won him critical and commercial success.

 2 Dan Levy

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Best known as David Rose from Schitt's Creek, Dan Levy, the son of actor Eugene Levy, is an Emmy-winning Canadian actor, who has also been a writer, producer, and director. He came out as gay at 18 but only made it known to the media in a 2020 interview.

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 3 Mike Myers

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Canadian actor Mike Myers is best known for his American Comedy Award-winning performance as Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard, and Goldmember in the Austin Powers franchise. Mike, an Officer of the Order of Canada, is also known as the voice of Shrek and has directed an award-winning documentary.  

 4 Phil Hartman

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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: September 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brantford
Died: May 28, 1998

Phil Hartman was a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He is credited with helping Paul Reubens develop his famous character, Pee-wee Herman, as part of his contribution to the popular comedy group The Groundlings. After he was murdered in 1998, Hartman was honored with several awards. In 2015, Rolling Stone named him one of the greatest Saturday Night Live cast members.

 5 Tommy Chong

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Tommy Chong is best known for his marijuana-themed comedy albums and films of the Cheech & Chong series, in collaboration with Cheech Marin. He was seen as Leo on That '70s Show. He supports legalization of cannabis and is a NORML board member. He has faced many legal issues, too.

 6 Howie Mandel

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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: November 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Howie Mandel is a Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter, entrepreneur, and television personality. He is known for hosting popular TV shows, such as Deal or No Deal. In 2008, Comedy Central named him on its 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all-time list. Mandel serves as an inspiration to those suffering from ADHD and OCD as he himself suffers from these conditions.

 7 Steve-O

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London

British-born American comedian and TV personality, Steve-O, gained international fame with his performance stunts in the TV series Jackass. Following a nomadic childhood, he graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and began his career as a clown. He eventually started appearing on TV shows and became popular.

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 8 Norm MacDonald

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Famous As: Canadian stand-up comedian
Birthdate: October 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Norm Macdonald began by writing for Roseanne. He then soared to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and became famous for his deadpan style of comedy. His other ventures include the podcast Norm Macdonald Live and the shows The Norm Show and Norm Macdonald Has a Show.

 9 Katherine Ryan

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sarnia, Canada

 10 Martin Short

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Actor/comedian Martin Short is best known for his work on the shows SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has also appeared in movies such as Father of the Bride and voiced characters in films such as Madagascar 3. He earned a Tony for his performance in the play Little Me.

 11 Russell Peters

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Famous As: Comedian, Actor and Producer
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
The first comedian to get a Netflix stand-up special, Russell Peters started his career by performing in Toronto's stand-up circuit. He gained prominence for his accents and humorous cultural observations. For producing Hip-Hop Evolution, he bagged in the International Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. He also earned a Gemini Award for his performance in Comics!

 12 Tom Green

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Famous As: Actor, Television presenter, Blogger, Radio personality, Screenwriter
Birthdate: July 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pembroke, Canada

 13 Ryan Stiles

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

Ryan Stiles is an American-Canadian comedian and actor. Stiles, whose forte is improvisational comedy, is known for his work in the TV series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Also known for his charity work, Stiles has been working hard to raise fund for children with burn injuries. Since 2009, he has raised over $500,000 for a foundation called the Burned Children Recovery Center.

 14 Nathan Fielder

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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A graduate of Humber College Comedy, Nathan Joseph Fielder is best known for his hit docu-realty television series, Nathan for You. Beginning his career in 2006 as the writer-director of a short film called Morris; he made his  acting debut with a television series called This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Today, he is considered an established writer, director and comedian.

 15 Colin Mochrie

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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: November 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kilmarnock, Scotland

 16 Maurice LaMarche

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Famous As: Voice Actor
Birthdate: March 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 17 Gad Elmaleh

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

 18 Caroline Rhea

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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: April 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

 19 Harland Williams

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 20 Dave Madden

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sarnia, Canada
Died: January 16, 2014

 21 Mort Sahl

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 22 David Steinberg

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Famous As: Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

 23 Brent Butt

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Famous As: Actor, Writer, Comedian
Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tisdale, Canada

 24 Rick Mercer

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Famous As: Television presenter, Blogger, Screenwriter, Television producer, Actor, Writer, Author
Birthdate: October 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. John's

 25 Gerry Dee

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Famous As: Ice hockey player, Actor
Birthdate: December 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Scarborough

 26 Shaun Majumder

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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: January 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Burlington, Newfoundland and Labrador

 27 Stewart Francis

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

 28 Sugar Sammy

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

 29 Debra DiGiovanni

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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Pointe-Claire, Canada

 30 Jo-Anna Downey

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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: February 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: December 1, 2016

 31 Derek Edwards

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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Timmins, Ontario, Canada

 32 Ophira Eisenberg

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 33 Laurie Elliott

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 34 Scott Faulconbridge

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canada

 35 Mayce Galoni

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Canada

 36 Todd Graham

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peterborough, Canada

 37 Ali Hassan

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Fredericton, Canada

 38 Rachid Badouri

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laval, Quebec, Canada

 39 Jeremy Hotz

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Africa

 40 Michel Barrette

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada

 41 Louis-José Houde

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Apollinaire, Canada

 42 Ryan Belleville

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Famous As: Actor, Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: May 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 43 Ron James

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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Glace Bay, Canada

 44 Aisha Brown

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Famous As: Actress, Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Canada

 45 Ron Josol

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 46 Kyle Brownrigg

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Canada

 47 Graham Kay

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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 48 Sophie Buddle

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Famous As: Comedian, Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Canada

 49 Simon King

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: England

 50 Jarrett Campbell

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Famous As: Comedian, Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Canada