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Jamie MacDonald


Jamie MacDonald is a Scottish comedian, writer, actor and voiceover artist. He has been shortlisted with his co-presenter Jamie O’Leary as UK Documentary Presenter Of The Year at the 2022 Grierson Awards.

In 2017 Jamie was named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist as well as reaching the semi-final stage of the BBC New Comedy Award. His credits include Have I Got News For You (BBC One), QI (BBC Two), Blind Ambition (BBC Two), Life On The Blink (BBC Radio 4), The Museum Of Curiosity (BBC Radio 4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), Fred At The Stand (BBC Radio 4), The 13 Million Club (BBC Radio 4) and Rosie Jones: Box Ticker (BBC Radio 4). He’s also a regular guest on Breaking The News (BBC Radio Scotland) and The Afternoon Show (BBC Radio Scotland) on which he co-hosts a monthly audiobook club. His other credits include Raiders Of The Lost Archive (BBC Scotland), Scotland Made Me (BBC Scotland), Edinburgh Unlocked (BBC Scotland), Jokes Only A Disabled Person Can Tell (All4) and BackChat (Dave). His acting credits include The Scotts (BBC Scotland) and Scot Squad (BBC Scotland). He also featured in the advertising campaign for David Beckham’s fragrance, Bold Instinct.

Jamie has performed 6 solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as performing at comedy clubs all around the UK including Glee, The Stand and The Comedy Store. Jamie successfully toured Scotland with his show, Designated Driver, in 2019.

Jamie lost his sight during his teenage years due to a degenerative eye condition. Jamie studied Ancient History at St Andrews University and Law at Aberdeen and worked as a corporate banker in London before becoming a stand-up comedian.

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Television & Radio credits

Have I Got News For You BBC One
Blind Ambition BBC Two
Sunday Morning Live BBC One
BackChat Dave
Jokes Only A Disabled Person Can Tell All4
Life On The Blink BBC Radio 4
The Museum of Curiosity BBC Radio 4
The Now Show BBC Radio 4
Fred At The Stand BBC Radio 4
Rosie Jones: Box Ticker BBC Radio 4
The 13 Million Club BBC Radio 4
Breaking The News BBC Scotland/BBC Radio Scotland
Blindsided BBC Sounds
Raiders of the Lost Archive BBC Scotland
Scotland Made Me BBC Scotland
Edinburgh Unlocked BBC Scotland
The Comedy Underground BBC Scotland
Sanjeev Kohli's Big Talk BBC Scotland
Socially Distant With Susan Calman BBC Scotland
The Scotts BBC Scotland
Scot Squad BBC Scotland
The Afternoon Show BBC Radio Scotland
Good Morning Scotland BBC Radio Scotland
The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected BBC Radio Scotland

Live credits

Jamie MacDonald: Reasonably Adjusted Edinburgh Fringe 2022
Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered Edinburgh Fringe 2018
Jamie MacDonald: Designated Driver Edinburgh Fringe 2017 & Scottish Tour 2019
Jamie MacDonald: Hi Vis Edinburgh Fringe 2016
Jamie MacDonald: Oblivious Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Jamie MacDonald: That Funny Blind Guy Edinburgh Fringe 2014

" He has the audience in the palm of his hand as he delivers line after line, seamlessly intertwining his tales and ensuring laughs spanning the duration of his show "

***** One4Review

" Completely priceless...the sheer good-humour with which MacDonald approaches his condition sends you out into the Edinburgh drizzle determined to smile more and gripe less about your own, relatively piffling problems. "

**** The Telegraph

" One of the funniest Scots on the circuit "

**** Sunday Herald