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 Blind Ambition (BBC Two), Life On The Blink (BBC Radio 4), Blindsided (BBC Sounds), 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
" Consistently hilarious "
" One of the funniest Scots on the circuit "
" Not afraid to milk his disability "