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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 BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his early work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour was transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from this series, Alan Partridge, went on to feature in a number of Iannucci's television and radio programmes including Knowing Me, Knowing You and I'm Alan Partridge. In the meantime, Iannucci also fronted the satirical Armistice review shows ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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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 to pursue a career as a folk singer in The Humblebums and subsequently as a soloist. In the early 1970s, he made the transition from folk-singer with a comedic persona to fully-fledged comedian. Connolly is also an actor and has appeared in such films as Water; Indecent Proposal; Muppet Treasure Island; Mrs. Brown; The Boondock Saints; The Man Who Sued God; The Last Samurai; Timeline; Lemony ...more

Age: 75

Birthplace: Anderston, Scotland

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#13 on The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

#65 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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

#13 on The Best Living Scottish Actors

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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 2014. Ferguson began hosting the syndicated Celebrity Name Game in September 2014. After starting his career in Britain with music, comedy and theatre, Ferguson moved to the United States where he found success in the role of Nigel Wick on The Drew Carey Show. He has written and starred in three films, directing one of them, and has appeared in several others, including several voice-over roles for ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Springburn, United Kingdom

Also Ranked

#18 on The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

#42 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#24 on The Hottest Silver Foxes

#15 on The Best Living Scottish Actors

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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 TV series How to Start Your Own Country. He lives in London, with his wife, an Australian publicist. Throughout Danny's books, his wife is referred to as "Lizzie", at her request. In June 2014 Danny was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Dundee, the city where he was born, by the President of Dundee University Students' Association, Iain MacKinnon. ...more

Age: 41

Birthplace: Dundee, United Kingdom

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