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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 Sunday Morning Live (BBC One), 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) 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 acting credits include The Scotts (BBC Scotland) and Scot Squad (BBC Scotland), and he featured in the advertising campaign for David Beckham’s fragrance, Bold Instinct.

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

Sunday Morning Live BBC One
Blind Ambition BBC Two
BackChat Dave
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
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
Edinburgh Unlocked BBC Scotland
Scotland Made Me 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: 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