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Famous Comedians from Scotland

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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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    Chic Murray

    Dec. at 65 (1919-1985)

    BirthplaceGreenock, United Kingdom

    Charles Thomas McKinnon "Chic" Murray (6 November 1919 – 29 January 1985), was a Scottish comedian and actor. He appeared in various roles on British television and film, most notably in the 1967...  more
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    Hector Nicol (1920 – 2 July 1985) was a Scottish comedian, singer and actor....  more
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    Paul Riley

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Paul Riley may refer to: Paul Riley (actor) (born 1962), Scottish actor Paul Riley (musician) (born 1951), British bassist and record producer Paul Riley (footballer) (born 1963), footballer and...  more
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    BirthplaceEdinburgh, Scotland

    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. He...  more
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    BirthplaceDundee, Tayside, Scotland, UK

    Rhona Cameron (born 27 September 1965) is a Scottish comedian. She rose to prominence via the stand-up comedy circuit, and was a regular on British television in the 1990s....  more
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    BirthplaceRutherglen, United Kingdom

    Anthony Robert McMillan (born 30 March 1950), known professionally as Robbie Coltrane, is a Scottish actor and author. He is known for his roles as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, as...  more

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    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 whom he...  more
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    BirthplaceEdinburgh, Scotland

    Roderick Keith Ogilvy "Rory" Bremner, (born 6 April 1961) 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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    John Docherty (born 1962 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish writer, actor, presenter and producer....  more
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    BirthplaceClydebank, Scotland

    Kevin Andrew Bridges (born 13 November 1986) is a Scottish stand-up comedian. His 2012 television series Kevin Bridges: What's the Story? was based on his stand-up routines. He has appeared on many...  more
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    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Susan Grace Calman (born 6 November 1974) is a Scottish comedian, television presenter, writer and panellist on a number of BBC Radio 4 shows including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue....  more
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    Des Clarke (born 13 January 1981) is a Scottish stand-up comedian and television/radio presenter. Clarke currently presents Heart Drivetime on Heart Scotland, and writes a weekly column in the Daily...  more
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    Jonathan Watson

    Jonathan Watson is a Scottish actor best known for his comedy sketch show Only an Excuse?, which parodies people and events from the world of Scottish football, as well as the BBC comedy Bob Servant...  more
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    Age: 46

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Brian Limond (born 20 October 1974), better known as Limmy, is a Scottish comedian, writer and streamer. He became known for his website and blog. In late 2006, his daily podcast Limmy's World of...  more
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    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    Arnold Brown (born 1936, Glasgow) 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...  more
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    Phil Kay

    Phil Kay (born 1969) is a Scottish stand-up comedian....  more