Michaels was borned in Toronto and is not known for his comedic acting, but rather for the fact that he is the founder of Saturday Night Live. He also co-created one of the most famous and longest running sketch comedy shows in 1977, which gave start to many famous comedians.
O’Hara was known for her celebrity impressions which included Meryl Streep, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn and Lucille Ball. She also starred in many movies such as “Beetlejuice” and the first two “Home Alone” movies.
Levy worked with Second City and SCTV, but he is best known for the character of the well-meaning father in the “American Pie” movies.
Carrey was born in Ontario in 1962 where he also started his stand-up career. He quicly progressed into movies, such as “Ace Ventura”, “Bruce Almighty”,” Batman Forever” or “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. Jim Carrey is one of the most appreciated and well known comedians of all time.
Nielsen didn’t start his career acting in comedies, but in dramatic movies and in television shows playing doctors, police officers and lawyers. His comedic breakthrough came in the 80’s with the classic “Airplane” and then “Police Squads”. He later became the king of spoofs and appeared in the “Scary Movie” franchise.
He moved to Chicago in 1988 and trained at Second City’s famed training center which produced comedians such as Steve Carell. He was a cast member of the SNL until 1995 and later gained popularity with the famous “Austin Powers” trilogy.
He joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1980 and was a famous impersonator. After leaving SNL, he did some of the voices for the Simpsons like Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz. His life was cut short in 1998 when his wife shot him in his sleep.
Peters started his career as a stand-up comedian in Toronto and soon earn appreciation all over the world. His jokes are mostly observations on the world around us and particularly on the differences between races and cultures.
Rogen was born in Vancouver and is one of the youngest Canadian comedians. He became popular after featuring the show “Freaks and Geeks”, but his big break came in the movies. He stared in movies such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” or “Knocked Up”.
Candy is one of the most loved and appreciated Canadian comedians. He featured in movies such as “The Blues Brothers”, “Stripes”, “Ghostbusters”, and ‘Splash”. In 1989 he produced the great show “Camp Candy”, which was an animation about a summer camp. He continued his activity as a comedian until his sudden death in 1994.