Good Scottish classic comedians and comedy actors

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lummycorks

  • Thursday 3rd February 2011, 6:04pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 43 posts

Hi,

Please say your fave Scottish comedians and comic actors. I love Ronnie Corbett and I think he is hilarious! Also, Richard Wilson (Victor in One Foot In The Grave and Thorpe in Only When I Laugh) is a fabulous comedy actor. I'm reading his biography at the min. Also, his co-star Annette Crosbie is very good. I know Stanley Baxter is Scottish too.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Thursday 3rd February 2011, 11:05pm [Edited]
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,808 posts

Gregor Fisher is my favourite actor. Nesbitt is ace, or 8 ace. Connolly as a comedian, who made fun of being Glaswegian first, but Fisher's portrayal was savage and not concerned at all that he was distasteful or incomprehensible. Like real Glaswegians.

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don rushmore

  • Thursday 3rd February 2011, 11:32pm [Edited]
  • Handsome Boy Modelling School, England
  • 2,941 posts
Quote: lummycorks @ February 3 2011, 6:04 PM GMT


Please say your fave Scottish comedians and comic actors. I love Ronnie Corbett and I think he is hilarious!


Used to live quite close to Ronnie, met his wife once.

Favourite Scottish comedian is Frankie Boyle.

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chipolata

  • Thursday 3rd February 2011, 11:37pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 29,587 posts

Without Armando Iannucci British comedy would be much poorer.

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His Own Devices

  • Thursday 3rd February 2011, 11:50pm
  • England
  • 126 posts

And don't anyone forget Rikki Fulton in Scotch and Wry

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Oldrocker

  • Thursday 3rd February 2011, 11:51pm
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts

Any list has to include Chick Murray.

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Kenneth

  • Friday 4th February 2011, 7:05am
  • Australia
  • 5,208 posts

Not solely a comic actor, but John Laurie.

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chipolata

  • Friday 4th February 2011, 10:27am
  • England
  • 29,587 posts

Peter Capaldi. Nobody can do aggression like a Scotch man.

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youngian

  • Friday 4th February 2011, 1:12pm
  • England
  • 1,727 posts

Chick Murray and Ricky Fulton deserve wider recognition. There's some good YouTube clips of Chick Murray and Eric Sykes doing some oddball sketches.

Is the legendary Arnold Brown still going? Being Scottish and Jewish he gives you two stereotypes for the price of one.

Not deserving a mention is Craig Ferguson who has morphed into a horrible oily US chat show host.

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lummycorks

  • Friday 4th February 2011, 4:15pm
  • England
  • 43 posts
Quote: Nat Wicks @ February 4 2011, 1:49 PM GMT

I don't like Scottish people.


Prejudice.

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Rico El Vista

  • Friday 4th February 2011, 7:01pm [Edited]
  • Scotland
  • 139 posts

I'm only racist against the Human Race in general, being of omnipotent stock.

A Scotsman invented TV, without which this forum would not exist..... end of story! TV: Bigger than the Beatles!

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AngieBaby

  • Friday 4th February 2011, 7:55pm
  • England
  • 3,247 posts

Michelle Gomez was great in Green Wing.

Elaine C Smith as MaryDoll is brilliant.