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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
Armando Iannucci age 54 Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated Scottish satirist, writer, television director and radio producer of Italian descent. Born in Glasgow, he studied at Oxford ...more

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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Billy Connolly age 75 William "Billy" Connolly, CBE is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname "The Big Yin". ...more

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Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Craig Ferguson age 55 Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He was the host of The Late Late Show with Craig ...more

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Danny Wallace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Danny Wallace age 41 Daniel Frederick "Danny" Wallace is a British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television. His notable works include the books Join Me, Yes Man, voice ...more

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Doon Mackichan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Doon Mackichan age 55 Doon Mackichan is an English comedian and actress.

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Elaine C. Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Elaine C. Smith age 59 Elaine Constance Smith is a Scottish actress and comedienne. She was born in Baillieston in Glasgow, and she continues to live in the city. She was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of the ...more

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Jane McCarry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Jane McCarry age 48 Jane McCarry is a Scottish actress. She is most famous for her role as Isa Drennan in the Scottish sitcom, Still Game. Beginning in 2006, McCarry appears in the children's programme, Me Too! as ...more

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Frankie Boyle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Frankie Boyle age 45 Francis Martin Patrick "Frankie" Boyle is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour. He was a permanent panellist on the ...more

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Fred MacAulay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Fred MacAulay age 61 Frederick "Fred" MacAulay is a Scottish comedian. He presents a daily BBC Scotland radio programme, and has appeared on numerous TV shows.

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Gavin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Gavin Mitchell age 53 Gavin Mitchell is a Scottish actor and comedian. He is best known as Bobby the Barman in Scottish sitcom Still Game, Aneliese in the soap opera Hollyoaks and various roles in sketch show Velvet ...more

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Jerry Sadowitz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Jerry Sadowitz age 56 Jerry Sadowitz is an American-born British stand-up comic and card magician, known for his frequently controversial "sick humour". He is also an accomplished practitioner of sleight of ...more

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Ronnie Corbett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Ronnie Corbett age 87 Ronald Balfour "Ronnie" Corbett, CBE is a Scottish actor and comedian who had a long association with Ronnie Barker in the television comedy series The Two Ronnies. He achieved ...more

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Daniel Sloss is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Daniel Sloss age 27 Daniel Sloss 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 was the youngest ...more

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Stanley Baxter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Stanley Baxter age 91 Stanley Baxter is an award winning Scottish actor and impressionist, known for his highly popular British television comedy shows The Stanley Baxter show, Baxter On..., Time For Baxter, The ...more

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Graeme Garden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Graeme Garden age 75 David Graeme Garden OBE is a British comedian, author, actor, artist and television presenter, best known as a member of The Goodies.

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Gregor Fisher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Gregor Fisher age 64 Gregor Fisher is a Scottish comedian and actor.

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Harry Tate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Harry Tate Died at 68 (1872-1940) Ronald Macdonald Hutchinson, professionally known as Harry Tate, was an English comedian who performed both in the music halls and in films. Tate worked for Henry Tate & Sons, Sugar Refiners ...more

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Jack Docherty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Jack Docherty age 56 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
Janet Brown Died at 88 (1923-2011) Janet McLuckie Brown was a Scottish actress, comedian, and impressionist who gained considerable fame in the 1970s and 1980s for her impersonations of Margaret Thatcher.

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Jack Milroy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Jack Milroy Died at 86 (1915-2001) James Cruden, better known as Jack Milroy, was a Scottish comedian. Born in Govanhill, Glasgow and educated at Shawlands Academy, Milroy is noted for his partnership with comedy actor Rikki ...more

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Janey Godley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Janey Godley age 57 Janey Godley is a British stand-up comedian and writer. Her autobiography, Handstands in the Dark, was a UK Top Ten best-seller and she was a 2006 Scotswoman of The Year finalist. She was a ...more

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Raymond Mearns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Raymond Mearns 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
Karen Dunbar age 47 Karen Dunbar is a comedian and entertainer. She appears in Chewin' the Fat and The Karen Dunbar Show.

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Lex McLean is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Lex McLean Died at 67 (1908-1975) Lex McLean was a Scottish comedian. Described as "almost certainly the last of Scotland's great music hall comedians". He played to packed houses all over his country from the late ...more

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Omar Raza is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Omar Raza age 29 Omar Raza 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.

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Chic Murray is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Chic Murray Died at 66 (1919-1985) Charles Thomas McKinnon "Chic" Murray, was a Scottish comedian and actor. He appeared in various roles on British television and film – most notably in the 1967 version of Casino ...more

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Hector Nicol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Hector Nicol Hector Nicol was a Scottish comedian, singer and actor, who was born in Paisley, Scotland.

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Paul Riley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Paul Riley age 56 Paul Riley is a Scottish actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Winston Ingram in the Scottish sitcom, Still Game. He previously worked on the sketch show Chewin' the Fat, the show ...more

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Peter Baikie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Peter Baikie age 61 Peter Baikie is a Scottish comedian and composer most famous for appearing in the British comedy sketch-show Absolutely. Baikie composed the theme music and provided comedy songs for the show. ...more

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Rhona Cameron is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Rhona Cameron age 52 Rhona Cameron is a Scottish comedian. She rose to prominence via the stand-up comedy circuit, and was a regular on British television in the 1990s.

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Robbie Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Robbie Coltrane age 68 Robbie Coltrane, OBE is a Scottish actor, comedian and author. He is known for his roles as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films ...more

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Ron Bain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Ron Bain Ron Bain is a Scottish television actor, director, producer, comedian and former stage actor who now focuses primarily on directing. He is known for his work with comedian Rikki Fulton, with ...more

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Rory Bremner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Rory Bremner age 56 Roderick "Rory" Keith Ogilvy Bremner, FKC is a Scottish impressionist and comedian, noted for his work in political satire and impressions of British public figures. He is also known ...more

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The Jack Docherty Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
The Jack Docherty Show The Jack Docherty Show was a nightly comedy chat show which aired on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom between 1997 and 1999. Presented by comedian Jack Docherty the programme was one of the first ...more

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Kevin Bridges is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Kevin Bridges age 31 Kevin Andrew Bridges is a Scottish stand-up comedian. He has appeared on many comedy television shows including Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You and has performed at Live at the ...more

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Susan Calman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Susan Calman age 43 Susan Grace Calman is a Scottish comedian and panellist on BBC Radio 4 topical shows The News Quiz and I Guess That's Why They Call It The News. She has appeared in Channel 4 sketch shows and ...more

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Des Clarke is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Des Clarke Des Clarke is a Scottish stand-up comedian and television/radio presenter. Clarke currently presents the breakfast show on 105-106 Capital FM, and writes a weekly column in the Daily Record.

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Jonathan Watson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Jonathan Watson Jonathan Watson is a Scottish comedian and impressionist best known for his comedy sketch show Only an Excuse?, which parodies people and events from the world of Scottish football, and the BBC ...more

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Limmy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Limmy age 43 Brian "Limmy" Limond is a Scottish comedian, actor, and web developer. He first became known for his website and blog. In late 2006, his daily podcast Limmy's World of Glasgow received ...more

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Arnold Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Arnold Brown age 82 Arnold Brown is a Scottish Jewish comedian, one of the main figures in the alternative comedy scene of the early 1980s. Originally an accountant, Brown worked hard at live standup, until he ...more

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Phil Kay is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
Phil Kay Phil Kay is a Scottish stand-up comedian.