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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
age 55
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
age 76
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
age 56
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
age 42
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
age 56
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
age 60
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
age 49
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
age 46
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
age 62
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
age 54
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
age 57
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
age 88
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
age 28
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
age 92
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
age 76
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
age 65
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
Dec. 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
age 57
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 58
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 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
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
Dec. 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 30
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.