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Jamie MacDonald


Jamie MacDonald is a Scottish comedian, writer and voiceover artist. In 2017 Jamie was named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist as well as reaching the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award. His credits include Breaking The News (BBC Scotland/BBC Radio Scotland), Socially Distant With Susan Calman (BBC Scotland), The Comedy Underground (BBC Scotland), The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected (BBC Radio Scotland), Fred At The Stand (BBC Radio 4) and Rosie Jones: Box Ticker (BBC Radio 4). His acting credits include The Scotts (BBC Scotland) and Scot Squad (BBC Scotland).

Jamie has performed 5 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 (Manchester). Jamie successfully toured Scotland with his show, Designated Driver, in 2019.

Jamie started to lose his sight in his early teens due to a progressive degenerative retinal disease. Despite this, Jamie studied Ancient History at St Andrews University and Law at Aberdeen before working as a corporate banker in London.

Television & Radio credits

Fred At The Stand BBC Radio 4
Rosie Jones: Box Ticker BBC Radio 4
Breaking The News BBC Scotland/BBC Radio Scotland
Raiders of the Lost Archive BBC Scotland
Socially Distant With Susan Calman BBC Scotland
The Comedy Underground BBC Scotland
Sanjeev Kohli's Big Talk BBC Scotland
Scot Squad BBC Scotland
The Scotts BBC Scotland
Good Morning Scotland BBC Radio Scotland
The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected BBC Radio Scotland

Live credits

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

" Consistently hilarious "

**** Ed Fest

" One of the funniest Scots on the circuit "

**** Sunday Herald

" Not afraid to milk his disability "

***** Broadway Baby