Started as a boilermaker in the shipyards and worked his way up to international stardom.
2 Rikki Fulton: The droll star of Francie and Josie and Scotch and Wry was born in Dennistoun in 1924.
3 Chic Murray: Born in Greenock, but a familiar face in Glasgow's West End. Known as the Tall Droll.
4 Frankie Boyle:
Known for his controversial close-to-the-bone honour on shows like Mock the Week.
5 Stanley Baxter: Parliamo Glasgow: Zarra marra onna barra, Clara? or Is that a marrow on your barrow, Clara?
6 Kevin Bridges: Clydebank-born stand-up comic who has been described as the next Billy Connolly.
7 Jack Milroy: The other gallus half of Francie and Josie.
8 Lex McLean: Sexy Lexy was risque but never rude. The last of the great Scots music hall comics.
9 Elaine C Smith: She made her name as Mary Doll in Rab C Nesbitt.
10 Janey Godley: Stand-up comedian and writer, she once owned a bar in Calton.