Jamie MacDonald

"Pure wit and confidence." ★★★★ The Skinny
"Not afraid to milk his disability." ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
"Consistently hilarious.. MacDonald has an informal and easygoing charm that makes even the most edgy of jokes seem like lighthearted banter!" ★★★★ Fest Magazine

Jamie started performing stand-up comedy in 2013 and performed his debut solo show That Funny Blind Guy  at the Edinburgh Fringe to packed houses. He then quickly established himself on the Scottish comedy scene. He has performed 6 solo shows at the Edinburgh in total, all of which received stellar reviews.

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), 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).

He’s featured on Radio 4’s Fred at the Stand: BBC Scotland’s Comedy Underground and became the first ever blind comedian to appear on a TV panel show – Breaking the News. He was also invited to speak at the world famous Oxford Student Union.

In 2019 Jamie took his show Designated Driver on a Scotland-wide tour.

As well as comedy performing, Jamie is a professional voice over artist. His credits include adverts for Tennants and the Scottish Government, and the BBC One documentary Without Limits.