Category:Scottish male comedians
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The following 68 pages are in this category, out of 68 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 68 pages are in this category, out of 68 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Johnny Beattie – Johnny Beattie MBE, is a Scottish actor and stand-up comedian whose career has spanned for over five decades. He became known in the 1960s for Johnny Beatties Saturday Night Show and he appeared on other shows including the sketch show Scotch & Wry and the sitcom Rab C. Nesbitt, and more recently moved into playing more dramatic roles, Beattie was born in Govan, Glasgow on 9 November 1926 into a working class family. He grew up in Govan alongside his older brother Frank and younger sisters Mary, Beattie left school at sixteen to start an apprenticeship and became involved with amateur dramatics, and by the mid-1950s he had become a stand-up comedian. Beattie starred in his own sketch show Johnny Beatties Saturday Night Show, the show ran on BBC One from January 1964 to February 1970, and received high critical acclaim from television critics. Beattie would often appear as Glaikit OToole in other sketches. Beattie recalls his most renowned moment on the show as when he was made to Take a long drop off a short pier, which each of the participants had to compete in. Beattie went on to appear on Rikki Fultons sketch show Scotch & Wry, at one point appearing as his alter ego Glaikit OToole, while on the set of Scotch & Wry, Beattie also encountered actor Gregor Fisher. Beattie later went on to co-star alongside Fisher in the 1990s sitcom Rab C, nesbitt, in which Fisher played the title character and Beattie made infrequent appearances as Nesbitts father Baz. In 1990, Beattie starred in The Big Man alongside Billy Connolly, Beattie also had a couple of local hit records with Scotch on the Rocks and The Glasgow Rap. He was cast as Malcolm Hamilton in the Scottish soap opera River City, hefilmed his last scenes for the show in April 2015 having announced his retirement after more than 60 years. He is the Honorary President of the Scottish Music Hall Society, Beattie married Kitty Lamont in 1950. They had two daughters, Maureen and Louise, who are actresses, and two sons Paul and Mark. Beattie and Lamont separated in 1982, and she died in 1994, on 9 November 2006, Beattie celebrated his 80th birthday in Glasgow. Beattie was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in Queen Elizabeth IIs 2007 New Year Honours list and he received the 1981 Benno Schotz award as T. V. He also received the Lord Provosts Performing Arts Award in 1993
2. Frankie Boyle – Francis Martin Patrick Boyle is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour. Boyle was born and raised in Glasgow to Irish parents from the Crolly area of County Donegal and he attended Holyrood Secondary school in Glasgow. After leaving school, he worked as a library assistant over the summer and he then studied Urban Planning at Aston University for a year before leaving and beginning a BA in English Literature at the University of Sussex. He graduated from university aged 22 and his first job was working in a Mental Health Hospital and he then went to a teacher training college in Edinburgh and had placements in schools, but by then he was already performing as a stand up comedian. Boyle was a regular on the BBC panel show Mock the Week from its first episode on 5 June 2005 until 17 September 2009 and he is known for his morbid sense of humour, which plays on negative images of celebrities, politicians, and society. On 2 October 2009, Boyle announced via the Mock the Weeks Facebook fan page that he was leaving the show to concentrate on other projects, Boyle has since criticised both the shows production team and the BBC Trust. He claims that the show did not cover enough major news stories, and was too restrictive on his comedy act because the producers. In October 2009, Boyle piloted a sketch and stand-up show for Channel 4, entitled Deal with This, an official page launched via Channel 4s official website, which confirmed that the shows full name is Frankie Boyles Tramadol Nights and the series was made up of six episodes. Boyle caused controversy on the show with his comments about Katie Price and Dwight Yorkes disabled son HarveyTemplate, Https, //www. ofcom. org. uk/ data/assets/pdf file/0028/46729/obb179. After the pilot was recorded, it was announced on 30 January 2012 that Channel 4 had chosen not to commission the series, nor were there any plans to commission a second series of Tramadol Nights. The pilot episode was included as a feature on the DVD release of Frankies third stand up tour, The Last Days of Sodom and featured guests Jack Whitehall. In 2014, it was released in its entirety on Boyles YouTube channel, the Boyle Variety Performance was broadcast on 19 August 2012 and featured Boyle with guests Rob Delaney, Nick Helm, Katherine Ryan and Tom Stade. A few days after the show was broadcast, Boyle attracted criticism after he posted jokes on Twitter about the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Frankie Boyles Referendum Autopsy was released on 28 September 2014, and Frankie Boyles Election Autopsy was released on 17 May 2015, through BBC iPlayer. Featuring guests Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe, Boyle dissected the Scottish independence referendum,2014, Frankie comically analyzes the buildup and fallout of the United States presidential election, tackling topics such as feminism, entertainment, propaganda, and guns. Special guests include Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, Michelle Wolf, Desiree Burch, a sitcom set in a small regional theatre starring David Mitchell as a happy-go-lucky writer with writers block written by Frankie Boyle and Steven Dick, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 5 June 2014. On 1 October 2009, Boyles autobiography My Shit Life So Far was released, published by HarperCollins, die. was released in October 2011. Boyles third book, Scotlands Jesus, The Only Officially Non-racist Comedian, was released in the UK on 24 October 2013, in October 2007 Boyle embarked on a stand-up tour of Britain, playing over 100 dates and enjoying a sold-out run that was extended through until December 2008. Boyle said that he planned to quit stand-up before he turned 40, had written his final tour, Boyle performed the tour, entitled I Would Happily Punch Every One of You in the Face between March and December 2010
3. Rory Bremner – Roderick Keith Ogilvy Rory Bremner, FKC is a Scottish impressionist and comedian, noted for his work in political satire and impressions of British public figures. He is also known for his work on Mock the Week as a panellist, award-winning show Rory Bremner. Who Else. and sketch comedy series Bremner, Bird, Bremner was born in Edinburgh, the son of Major Donald Stuart Ogilvy Bremner and his second wife Ann Simpson. He has a brother and an older half-sister. Bremner was educated at Clifton Hall School and Wellington College, and then studied Modern Languages at Kings College London, graduating with a degree in French and German in 1984. In 2009, Bremner was the subject of the series Who Do You Think You Are. in a quest to research about his father and his father had served in the 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment during the Second World War and was often away from home. Bremner travelled to s-Hertogenbosch, the Dutch city liberated by the East Lancs, while at university, he worked on the cabaret circuit in the evenings and was also active in a student drama club. He first came into the limelight in 1985, when his single, Bremner contributed to And Theres More, Spitting Image, and Week Ending, and by 1987 he had his own BBC2 show, Now – Something Else. He later moved to Channel 4 with Rory Bremner, Who Else. where his output became more satirical, having teamed up with veterans John Bird and John Fortune, he hosted Bremner, Bird and Fortune, which won numerous awards. Occasional one-off specials were shown, with Bremner impersonating Tony Blair, Gordon Brown. Bremner now regularly performs on Sunday AM, impersonating politicians, with a review of recent political events and he has also presented a BBC Radio 4 series, Rory Bremners International Satirists, in which he talks to comedians and impressionists from other European countries. In September 2009, he presented a BBC Four documentary, Rory Bremner, in the run-up to the 2010 UK General Election, he performed a 20-date Election Battlebus Tour, his first stand-up comedy tour in five years. Bremner has translated three operas into English, Der Silbersee by Kurt Weill, Carmen by Georges Bizet, one of the plays—the short comedy of manners A Respectable Wedding—was newly translated by Bremner, who also penned the title to the series. Bremner took part in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing and his dance partner in the series was Erin Boag and they were eliminated 3rd, on 23 October 2011. In 2012, Bremner appeared on the BBC Four programme, The Story of Light Entertainment, in January 2013, he began hosting a new Channel 4 quiz show, Face the Clock. In 2013, Bremner presented Rory Goes to Holyrood, a show for BBC Scotland that takes a satirical look at Scottish politics. The programme was announced in March 2013, with plans for it to be aired later in the year, in a BBC press release for the show, Bremner spoke of his reasons for recording the programme. Coming back to Scotland in the run-up to the Referendum, I realised I knew almost nothing about Scottish Politics, and why is there so little political comedy in Scotland outside the Parliament. Time to make sense of it all, the programme featured Bremner presenting a one-off stand-up routine at Edinburghs Assembly Hall, airing on 13 June 2013
4. Robbie Coltrane – Robbie Coltrane, OBE is a Scottish actor and author. He has a sister, Annie, and a younger sister. Coltrane is the great-grandson of Scottish businessman Thomas W. Howie and he was educated at Glenalmond College, an independent school in Perthshire, from which he was nearly expelled after hanging the prefects gowns from the school clocktower. Though he later described his experiences there as deeply unhappy, he played for the rugby First XV, was head of the debating society. Coltrane moved into acting in his twenties, taking the stage name Coltrane and working in theatre. I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee, on television, he also appeared in The Young Ones, Tutti Frutti, as Samuel Johnson in Blackadder, and in a number of stand-up and sketch comedy shows. He played the part of Falstaff in Kenneth Branaghs Henry V He co-starred with Eric Idle in Nuns on the Run and he also played a would-be private detective obsessed with Humphrey Bogart in the TV play The Bogie Man. His roles continued in the 1990s with the TV series Cracker, the role won him three BAFTA awards. Roles in bigger films followed, the James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough, there is also an unnamed 8ft actor who stands in for the 6ft 1in Coltrane in some scenes. Coltrane has also presented a number of programmes for the British ITV network based around his twin passions for travel. In these programmes he dismantled and rebuilt several engines and he also single-handedly removed the engine from a Trabant car in 23 minutes. In August 2007, Coltrane presented a series for ITV called B-Road Britain, in which he travelled from London to Glasgow, stopping in towns, Coltrane married Rhona Gemmell on 11 December 1999. The couple have two children, son Spencer, and daughter Alice, won Evening Standard British Film Award – Peter Sellers Award for Comedy 1990. He was awarded the OBE in the 2006 New Year Honours for his services to drama, in 2011 was honoured for his outstanding contribution to film as the British Academy Scotland Awards. Robbie Coltrane at the Internet Movie Database Robbie Coltrane biography and credits at the British Film Institutes Screenonline