Des McLean is an award-winning stand-up comedian, presenter and actor.
Based in Glasgow, Des is in demand both throughout the UK and across the world and has also toured America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
With a large fan base, even Billy Connolly has cited Des as his favourite Comedian!
On TV Des regularly presents on programmes for both BBC & STV.
“A virtuoso Performance” Chortle
As a broadcaster, Des co-hosted the Clyde 1 Breakfast Show for six years, winning three prestigious Sony Radio Awards.
In 2013 he starred as Tommy Sheridan, the lead role in Ian Pattison’s critically acclaimed play ‘I-Tommy’, while his own stand-up shows headlined in Scotland, New Zealand, Canada and Las Vegas.
Des McLean’s stand-up comedy stage show ‘Des McLean’s A to Z of Scotland’ toured nationwide throughout 2014 to coincide with the ‘Year of Scotland’. The accompanying DVD to the tour is the latest addition to the series of his best selling catalogue of DVDs & CDs.
“Right out the top drawer, hilarious, hysterical” Herald
In 2017 Des embarked on a nationwide tour with a brand new stand-up show and also created the online sitcom The Glasgow Trip with fellow comedian Gary Little which in 2019 was nominated for best online comedy at The Scottish Comedy Awards.
Des is a regular host and performer on the corporate circuit. Clients have included Renfrewshire Council, Inverclyde Council, The Wise Group and Celtic Football Club.
“As comedy goes Mclean is pure Gold” Times
Every event is different, and Des works hard to ensure that his presentation is within the parameters of the occasion, working with the organisers to successfully target the audience.