Blind comedian bringing his acclaimed show to Dundee

Jamie McDonald

A blind comic is bringing his hit show to Dundee.

Jamie MacDonald will perform at the Rep Theatre in May.

The Glaswegian has spent the last few years building up a reputation on the Scottish comedy scene and has described himself as Britain’s premier blind comedian.

His show, dubbed Designated Driver, was performed to great acclaim at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will arrive at the Rep once a stint at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival is completed in March.

MacDonald, 38, is now beginning to find much more mainstream attention and was recently spotted in hit BBC show Scot Squad playing a blind shoplifter.

He started losing his sight in his early teens and was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a progressive degenerative retinal disease that will eventually leave him totally blind.

Prior to his comedy debut, he completed an ancient history degree at St Andrews University before becoming a corporate banker for Bank of Scotland.

Tickets for the Rep show on Tuesday May 8 are on sale now at dundeerep.co.uk and cost £10. Doors open at 7.30pm.

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