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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.

Armando Iannucci is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
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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 University and left graduate work on a PhD about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy. Rising quickly through ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Profession: Radio producer, Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Veep, In the Loop, I'm Alan Partridge, The Thick of It, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, + more

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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
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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". His first trade, in the early 1960s, was as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards, but he gave it up towards the end of the decade ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Anderston, Scotland

Profession: Film Score Composer, Boilermaker, Soldier, Comedian, Musician, + more

Credits: Brave, The Last Samurai, The Boondock Saints, A Series of Unfortunate Events

Also Ranked

#64 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#13 on The Best Living Scottish Actors

#4 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

#12 on The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

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Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
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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 Ferguson, an Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning late-night talk show that aired on CBS from 2005 to ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Springburn, United Kingdom

Profession: Pilot, Talk show host, Comedian, Novelist, Film Producer, + more

Credits: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game, Kick-Ass, Saving Grace

Also Ranked

#43 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#18 on The Best Living Scottish Actors

#89 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

#29 on Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as Host of The Daily Show?

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Danny Wallace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from Scotland
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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 acting as the narrator for Thomas Was Alone and as Shaun Hastings for the Assassin's Creed game series, as well as the ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Dundee, United Kingdom

Profession: Journalist, Comedian, Screenwriter, Author, Writer, + more

Credits: Yes Man, Castaway 2000, Conspiracies, Castaway 2007, How to Start Your Own Country, + more

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