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You've found a list of notable or famous comedians from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in Scotland and even some popular comedians who immigrated to Scotland. You might also be interested in our lists of popular Scottish actors and the hottest Scottish models. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish comedians, then this list is the perfect resource, whether you're seeking funny Scottish stand up comedians or comedic actors hailing from Scotland. These comedians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known comedian from Scotland is included when available.

This is a factual list featuring people like Craig Ferguson and Rhona Cameron. This comedians from Scotland list will answer the questions "Who are some Scottish comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from Scotland?" These prominent comedians of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish comedians. Featuring female Scottish comedians, young Scottish comedians, and more, this list features people who aren't all redheads or as South Park calls them, "gingers."

Use this list of renowned Scottish comedians to discover some new comedians that you aren't familiar with, some of whom are among the best Scottish comedians of all time.

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Armando Iannucci is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 55

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Armando Giovanni Iannucci (; born 28 November 1963) is a Scottish satirist, writer, director, and radio producer. Born in Glasgow to Italian parents, Iannucci studied at the University of ...more
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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 76

Birthplace: Anderston, Scotland

Sir William Connolly, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish stand-up comedian, musician, presenter, actor and artist. He is sometimes known, especially in his homeland, by the Scots nickname ...more

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Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 56

Birthplace: Springburn, United Kingdom

Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author, and actor. He hosted the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game (2014–17), for which he won two ...more

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Danny Wallace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 42

Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland

Daniel Frederick Wallace (born 16 November 1976) is a British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television. His notable works include the books Join Me, Yes Man, ...more

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Doon Mackichan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 56

Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Sarah-Doon Mackichan (born 7 August 1962) is a British comedian and actress.
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Elaine C. Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 60

Birthplace: Newarthill, United Kingdom

Elaine Constance Smith (born 2 August 1958) is a Scottish actress, comedian, and political activist. She has starred in the BBC Scotland sitcoms City Lights (1984–89), Rab C. Nesbitt (1988–2014) ...more

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Jane McCarry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 49

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Jane McCarry (born 1970) is a Scottish actress and acting coach. She is best known for her roles as Isa Drennan in the sitcom Still Game, Granny Murray in the children's show Me Too! and various ...more
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Frankie Boyle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 46

Birthplace: Pollokshaws, United Kingdom

Francis Martin Patrick Boyle (born 16 August 1972) is a Scottish comedian and writer. He is known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour.Boyle first gained recognition as a ...more

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Fred MacAulay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 62

Birthplace: Perth, United Kingdom

Frederick MacAulay (born 29 December 1956) is a Scottish comedian. For 18 years, until March 2015, he presented a daily BBC Scotland radio programme MacAulay and Co. He has appeared on numerous ...more
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Gavin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 54

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Gavin Mitchell (born 16 December 1964) is a Scottish actor and comedian, best known for playing Robert "Boaby the Barman" Taylor in the Scottish sitcom Still Game. Mitchell had a ...more
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Jerry Sadowitz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 57

Birthplace: New Jersey

Jerry Sadowitz (born 4 June 1961) is a Scottish-American stand-up comedian and magician. Notorious for his frequently controversial brand of black comedy, Sadowitz describes Bernard Manning as ...more
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Ronnie Corbett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 88

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Ronald Balfour Corbett (4 December 1930 – 31 March 2016) was a Scottish stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and broadcaster, best known for his long association with Ronnie Barker in the BBC ...more

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Daniel Sloss is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 28

Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, England, London

Daniel Sloss (born 11 September 1990) is a Scottish comedian, actor and writer, notable for having become established as a professional live and television performer whilst still in his teens.He ...more
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Stanley Baxter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 92

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Stanley Baxter (born 24 May 1926) is an award-winning Scottish actor and impressionist, known for his popular British television comedy shows The Stanley Baxter Show, Baxter On..., Time For ...more

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Graeme Garden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 76

Birthplace: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

David Graeme Garden OBE (born 18 February 1943) is a Scottish comedian, actor, author, artist and television presenter, best known as a member of The Goodies and for being a cast member on I'm ...more

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Gregor Fisher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Gregor Fisher Age: 65

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Gregor Fisher (born 22 December 1953) is a Scottish comedian and actor. He is best known for his portrayal of the title character in the comedy series Rab C. Nesbitt, a role he has played since ...more
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Harry Tate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Dec. at 68 (1872-1940)

Birthplace: Scotland

Ronald Macdonald Hutchison (4 July 1872 - 14 February 1940), professionally known as Harry Tate, was an English comedian who performed both in the music halls and in films. Tate worked for Henry ...more
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Jack Docherty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 57

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Jack Docherty is a Scottish writer, actor, presenter and producer.
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Janet Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Dec. at 88 (1923-2011)

Birthplace: Rutherglen, Scotland

Janet McLuckie Brown (14 December 1923 – 27 May 2011) was a Scottish actress, comedian and impressionist who gained considerable fame in the 1970s and 1980s for her impersonations of Margaret ...more
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Jack Milroy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)

Birthplace: Govanhill, Glasgow, United Kingdom

James Cruden (28 December 1915 – 1 February 2001), better known as Jack Milroy, was a Scottish comedian. Born in Govanhill, Glasgow and educated at Shawlands Academy, Milroy is noted for his ...more
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Janey Godley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 58

Birthplace: Shettleston, United Kingdom

Janey Godley (born 20 January 1961) is a Scottish stand-up comedian and writer from Calton, Glasgow.
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Raymond Mearns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland

Birthplace: Scotland

Raymond Mearns is a Scottish actor and comedian who is best known for his part in Scottish comedy sitcom Legit, in which he played Happy Boab. He has also appeared in Ae Fond Kiss... and It's a ...more
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Karen Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Age: 47

Birthplace: Ayr, Scotland

Karen Dunbar (born 1 April 1971) is a Scottish comedian, actress, and writer. Born in Ayr and raised in Glasgow, Dunbar rose to prominence when she appeared in the BBC Scotland comedy series ...more
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Lex McLean is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Dec. at 67 (1908-1975)

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lex McLean (born Alexander McLean Cameron, 30 April 1907 — 23 March 1975) was a Scottish comedian. Described as "almost certainly the last of Scotland's great music hall comedians" ...more
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Omar Raza is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Omar Raza Age: 30

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Omar Raza (born 5 December 1988) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his role as Sanjay Majhu in the BBC Radio 4 comedy Fags, Mags and Bags, which began airing in 2007.