Funny Canucks

by mrchanggrand | created - 17 Aug 2013 | updated - 17 Aug 2013 | Public

1. Jim Carrey

Actor | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...

2. Seth Rogen

Actor | This Is the End

An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.

Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...

3. Norm MacDonald

Actor | Billy Madison

MacDonald was born Norman Gene MacDonald in Québec City, Québec on October 17, 1959. He began his career in stand-up comedy. MacDonald's first job was writing for The Dennis Miller Show (1992) and then Roseanne (1988). While writing for Roseanne (1988), he was noticed by Lorne Michaels, who liked ...

4. Brent Butt

Writer | Corner Gas

Born in the small farming town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada (population 3000) as the youngest of seven children. Brent began doing stand-up comedy in 1988. He was soon headlining top clubs and theatres across Canada, and has been selected to represent his country at both the Just For Laughs ...

5. Russell Peters

Actor | Source Code

Russell Peters was born on September 29, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Russell Dominic Peters. He is an actor and producer, known for Source Code (2011), New Year's Eve (2011) and Chef (2014).

6. Tracey MacDonald

Self | Comedy.TV

After conquering the comedy landscape in Canada she exploded onto the American Comedy Scene after recording unprecedented voter support on CBS' Star Search. Tracey was awarded a two hundred thousand dollar two year development deal with CBS. Tracey has headlined comedy clubs and theaters all across...

7. Debra DiGiovanni

Actress | Straight Man

Debra DiGiovanni is a writer and producer, known for Straight Man (2013), Unlucky (2011) and Headlines on Trial (2006).

8. Jon Dore

Writer | The Jon Dore Television Show

Jon Dore was born on November 2, 1975 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a writer and actor, known for The Jon Dore Television Show (2007), Stag (2013) and Hart of Dixie (2011).

9. Ron Sparks

Writer | By George

Ron Sparks is a Canadian comedian, actor and writer. He was born in Chatham-Kent, Ontario but lives in Toronto, Ontario, where he is best known as a stand-up comedian and regular and favourite juror on MuchMusic's highest-rated show, Video on Trial. He also starred as The Judge in the MuchMusic "...

10. Fred Ewanuick

Actor | Just Friends

Fred Ewanuick was born on June 23, 1971 in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Just Friends (2005), Corner Gas (2004) and The Core (2003).

11. Matt Baram

Actor | Suicide Squad

Matt Baram is a graduate of the University of Alberta's Fine Arts Acting Conservatory (with distinction) and is an alumnus of the Legendary Second City Comedy Theatre in Toronto Canada where he wrote and performed in six hit revues. In 2012, he received a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male ...

12. Sandy Jobin-Bevans

Actor | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Sandy Jobin-Bevans was born on April 21, 1972 in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada. He is known for his work on Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), Plan Live from Outer Space (2006) and Dawn of the Dead (2004).

14. Mark McKinney

Actor | The Kids in the Hall

Mark was born to Russell, a Canadian diplomat, and Chloe, an architectural writer, McKinney. Since his dad was a diplomat Mark and his siblings spent most of their childhood traveling with him. Mark's younger brother, Nick, is also a comedian and appeared on the short lived Comedy Central sketch ...

15. Dave Foley

Actor | The Wrong Guy

Dave Foley dropped out of an alternative high school to do stand-up comedy. He met Kevin McDonald at an improv class and, while employed as movie ushers, they began working as a comedy team. In 1984 they merged with another team to form "The Kids in the Hall". Foley made his film debut at 22 as the...

16. Kevin McDonald

Actor | The Kids in the Hall

Born in Montreal Canada. Drama major at Humber College, but kicked out for only being good at comedy. Enrolled in an improv class and met Dave Foley. They began working as a comedy team while employed as movie ushers. In 1984 they merged with another comedy team and formed The Kids in the Hall.

17. Scott Thompson

Actor | The Kids in the Hall

Scott Thompson was raised in Brampton, Ontario. He is the second oldest of four boys (the others are Craig, Derek and Dean). At 19, Scott got involved in an educational program called "Canada World Youth", and spent some time in the Phillipines. After CWY, Scott enrolled in York University but, in ...

18. Bruce McCulloch

Actor | The Kids in the Hall

Bruce McCulloch was born on May 12, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Bruce Ian McCulloch. He is an actor and writer, known for The Kids in the Hall (1988), Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996) and Dog Park (1998). He has been married to Tracy Ryan since 2003. They have two children.

19. Will Arnett

Actor | Arrested Development

Will Arnett is a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He played George Oscar "Gob" Bluth II in the Fox series, Arrested Development (2003). He also appeared in films, such as The Lego Movie (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ...

20. Shaun Majumder

Actor | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Raised in rural Newfoundland, this Gemini award-winning actor/comedian started performing as a teenager and has been at it ever since. His work has taken him through the world of theatre, stand-up comedy, improv and more recently to his role as Andrew Palmer on NBC/Global Television's The Firm, ...