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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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    BirthplaceGlasgow, 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 Glasgow...  more
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    BirthplaceAnderston, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

    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 "The...  more

    #45 of 247 The Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time#19 of 32 The Best Scottish Actors Working Today#427 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

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    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland, UK

    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 Daytime...  more

    #116 of 391 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time#165 of 243 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities In The World#159 of 220 The Greatest British Actors of All Time

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    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    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, voice...  more
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    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Sarah-Doon Mackichan (born 7 August 1962) is a British comedian and actress....  more
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    BirthplaceNewarthill, 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) and...  more

    #36 of 46 The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today#32 of 35 The Best Scottish Actresses of All Time#17 of 32 The Best Living Scottish Actresses

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    BirthplaceGlasgow, 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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    BirthplacePollokshaws, 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

    #31 of 170 The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time#17 of 34 The Funniest Insult Comedians of All Time

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    BirthplacePerth, Scotland

    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 TV...  more
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    BirthplaceGlasgow, 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 recurring role as...  more
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    BirthplaceNew 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 “the...  more
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    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    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

    #41 of 62 The Best Scottish Actors of All Time#1 of 3 Male Celebrities Who Are 5’0"

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    BirthplaceKingston upon Thames, UK

    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 was...  more
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    BirthplaceGlasgow, 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 Baxter,...  more
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    BirthplaceAberdeen, 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 Sorry...  more
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    Gregor Fisher

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland, UK

    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 the...  more
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    Harry Tate

    Dec. at 67 (1872-1940)


    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 Tate...  more
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    BirthplaceEdinburgh, Scotland

    Jack Docherty is a Scottish writer, actor, presenter and producer....  more
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    Janet Brown

    Dec. at 87 (1923-2011)

    BirthplaceRutherglen, 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

    Dec. at 85 (1915-2001)

    BirthplaceGlasgow, 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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    BirthplaceShettleston, United Kingdom

    Janey Godley (born 20 January 1961) is a Scottish stand-up comedian and writer from Calton, Glasgow....  more
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    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 Free...  more
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    BirthplaceAyr, 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 Chewin'...  more
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    Lex McLean

    Age: 113

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    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" [1], he played to...  more
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    Omar Raza

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceGlasgow, 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....  more