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Being Canadian documentary: The funniest country has an inferiority complex

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Canada is known for several things. Or, well, just four: hockey, Degrassi, Mounties, and hockey. 

At least that’s the way it seems sometimes in the U.S., where transplanted Canadians encounter American friends who have little to no knowledge about their genial neighbor to the north. In Being Canadian, comedy writer Robert Cohen (Maron) decided to revisit his “home and native land,” driving end to end to interview some of the funniest actors and comedians who’ve escaped migrated to Hollywood, and examine the national psychology that makes Canadians the rare breed that they are. 

In this exclusive clip from the documentary, which opens on Sept. 18 in limited release and On Demand, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, and William Shater try to analyze why their country seems to revel in its own second-placeness. Myers gets the last word, but Aykroyd’s New York publicist captures everything you need to know about growing up on both sides of the 49th parallel. 

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