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TOP 10 CANADIAN COMEDIANS - Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, John Candy, Phil Hartman, Martin Short, Scott Thompson, Dan Aykroyd
Canadians are known for their great sense of humor.
Below is my personal Top 10 list of Funniest Canadian Comedians. It is of course subjective, and it was hard to leave out legends like classic greats such as Rich Little, Wayne and Shuster. It was also hard to omit up and comers like Seth Rogen. Others like Tom Green, Catherine O’Hara, and the members of the “This Hour has 22 Minutes” crew also almost made the cut.
How many of these Canadian comedians and stars make your list of funniest Canadians of all time?
Funny Canadian Mike Myers as "Dr. Evil"
Mike Myers was born in Toronto, Canada. A former cast member of 'Saturday Night Live", Myers has starred in films that include Shrek, Wayne's World and the Austin Powers series
Mike Myers in a "So I Married and Axe Murder" clip via YourTube
No list of funny Canadian comics and actors would be complete without Jim Carrey. Carrey was born in the town of Newmarket, Ontario and hit fame and fortune with Hollywood blockbusters including: The Mask, Ace Ventura, and Dumb and Dumber. He also was on the hit TV show "In Living Color"
Jim Carrey on growing up in Canada
The Late Great John Candy
John Candy was born in Newmarket, Ontario and was raised in Toronto. A star of Toronto's Secondy City comedy group, he appeared in hit movies like Uncle Buck, Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Candy passed away in 1994.
The Late Great Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman was a star of Saturday Night Live and TV's "News Radio". He died in 1998 as a victim of domestic violence.
Phil Hartman as Ronald Reagan (on SNL)
Martin Short was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He was a member of Toronto's Second City group, as well as Saturday Night Live. His list of movies include Three Amigos and Father of the Bride.
Martin Short as Ed Grimley
Scott Thompson was born in North Bay, Ontario. Thompson was part of the Kids In The Hall comedy troupe.
Scott as Buddy Cole
Dan Aykroyd was born in Ottawa, Ontario. Aykroyd was a member of the original Saturday Night Live cast. His film credits include Blues Brothers, Driving Miss Daisy and Ghostbusters.
Conehead Movie Trailer
Many funny Canadians got their big break on Saturday Night Live. Lorne Michaels was one of the show's creators and producers. He also produced Kids In The Hall. Michaels was born in Toronto.
All About Lorne
Tommy Chong was born in Edmonton, Alberta. This funny Canadian is best known for his work with partner Cheech Marin in the the "Cheech and Chong" series of films
Time Magazine Interview with Tommy Chong
Leslie Neilsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. Neilsen comedic films include Airplane!, Naked Gun and Police Squad.