The Scottish Comedians stars 3 of the team from BBC Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News’.

Each show will have 3 out of 4 of these top comedians in the lineup – Des Clarke, Stewart Mitchell, Raymond Mearns or Marc Jennings.

These fantastic comedians are supported by Award winning Comedian Mr. Billy Kirkwood!

The Scottish Comedians brings you different styles of comedy from the finest comedians from Scotland.

This is guaranteed to be one of the funniest nights you will have this year!

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‘Stuart Mitchell is a comedian well worth catching before he becomes mega’

Sunday Mail

‘Des Clarke, an irresistible comedian… simply unmissable’

Daily Record

‘Raymond Mearns is Exceptionally Funny and Cathartic’

The Scotsman

‘Billy is Naturally funny, fizzing with energy’

The List

‘Marc is never too far from a killer line, darkly witty and bang on the money’

The Scotsman

Who are the Scottish Comedians?

Des Clarke

Des Clarke is one of the UK’s most exciting performers. He has made a name for himself as both a highly successful comedian and one of television and radio’s star presenters.

It all began for Des when he won a nationwide search to host the iconic Saturday morning show SM:TV Live. This weekly two hour broadcast showcased his abilities both as a comedian and presenter.That forms part of an impressive TV career with presenting credits including The One Show, Breaking The News, Des Doesn’t Do, Hogmanay Live, Sport Relief Tryathlon, STV Appeal, Andy Murray Live, Club Cupid, Sportsround and Children in Need.

Not forgetting the honour of being asked to host the live Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony to a global TV audience of 1 billion viewers.

Des is a much loved voice on the airwaves too and can be heard waking up central Scotland every day as host of the Heart Breakfast Show. He also fronts hit comedy series Breaking The News on the BBC.

Stand-up comedy is Des’s first love and he performs his own solo shows annually at the Edinburgh Fringe and Glasgow Comedy Festival. He has toured the world with his unique brand of observational humour, appearing on stage in New York, Dubai, Australia and Los Angeles. Des has also received critical acclaim for his comedy, winning Chortle Best Newcomer and the ITV Golden Mic Award.

Stuart Mitchell

Stuart recently followed in the footsteps of Dara O’Brian, Paul Merton and Craig Ferguson by being handpicked to perform in the ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fest’ showcase at the Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy Festivals.
There’s a real warmth and honesty running alongside the clever wordplay and sharp one-liners. He was also endorsed by Hollywood actor Will Ferrell after performing in Los Angeles.

He is the longest running panellist on BBC Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News’. Stuart has written for ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC1), Newsquiz (BBC Radio 4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and ‘The Loser World Cup’ (BBC Radio Wales).

Due to his writing skills and the ability to tailor material for any event he is highly in demand as a host of events and award ceremonies across Europe and beyond! His stand-up is not to be missed!

Raymond Mearns

You’ve probably seen him in “Limmy’s show” and heard him on BBC Radio Scotland’s “Breaking the News” but what you may not know is that; Raymond Mearns has consistently been one of the top live stand-up comedians in the country for the past 20 years!

Successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows every year from 2011 to the present day have demonstrated Raymond’s considerable ability to keep his stand-up fresh, relevant and most of all extremely funny.

Described by Frankie Boyle as ‘a genuine improvisational genius’, Raymond can be seen regularly performing at venues all across the UK and frequently on the International Circuit.

If you want to see a great stand-up comedian combining awesome storytelling with moments of genuine improvisation then he’s your Man!

Marc Jennings

Marc is a regular panellist and writer on BBC Scotland’s satirical news show Breaking the News, has appeared on the new stand-up series The Comedy Underground (BBC Scotland) and BBC Radio 5Live’s Fighting Talk.

Marc sold out his entire run at the Edinburgh Festivals in 2019 & 2022, and recently sold-out the King’s Theatre during the Glasgow International Comedy Festvial. Marc is a winner of the Scottish Comedian of the Year competition, is the host of the Some Laugh podcast and clips of his stand-up have amassed millions of views online, garnering hundreds of thousands of followers.

Billy Kirkwood

Billy Kirkwood is a touring stand-up comedian & presenter who brings a unique diversity that he balances with a wild and energetic onstage persona as a stand up comedian, with that of a presenter and commentator with the ability to play to any audience and turn his hand to virtually anything within the performing with great aplomb. His quick wit, off-the-cuff antics, playful conversation and fast paced crowd work has earned him spots on some of the best stages in the world. A Tattooed hysterical wild man with a lust for life, Billy lives in the west coast of Scotland with his wife and three kids.

Scottish Born and proud, but with a hunger for world connections that help him bringing a new perspective and incisive wit to thrilling effect.

5 time Scottish comedy award winner! Billy establishing himself as one of the United Kingdom’s most watchable and versatile acts, with a loveable on-stage presence that sees an expanding ever cult following thanks to his hysterical inventive energetic stand up performances, unique ability to make anything funny, mixed with an unbridled mischievous streak that’s charms audiences the world over.

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