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Brian Limond
Limmy wearing a hairband at home in 2009.jpg
Limmy in 2009
Born Brian Limond
(1974-10-20) 20 October 1974 (age 41)
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Comedian, actor, web developer, writer
Partner(s) Lynn McGowan (2000–present)
Children 1

Brian "Limmy" Limond (born 20 October 1974) is a Scottish comedian, actor, and web developer. He first became known for his website and blog. In late 2006, his daily podcast Limmy's World of Glasgow received interest from the mainstream British media.[1][2] In early 2010, Limond achieved success with his BBC comedy series Limmy's Show. He is also a prolific user of the social networking applications Twitter, YouTube and Vine.

Early life[edit]

Limond grew up in Carnwadric before moving to Priesthill. After school, he studied printing, electronic publishing, and multimedia technology before taking Jobseeker's Allowance. His mother died in 1995.[3]


Scottish culture magazine The List listed Limond at number 14 in their Hot 100 list of 2006, which celebrated the people who made the biggest impact on cultural life in Scotland over that year.[4] In March 2007, Limond took to the stage for two sold out appearances at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

In 2007, he played a character called Zack Eastwood in Consolevania and Videogaiden. In June 2009, the BBC commissioned a six-episode series of Limmy's Show, which premiered on BBC Scotland in January 2010.[5] The BBC commissioned a second series of Limmy's Show, which premiered on BBC Scotland in February 2011. On 7 July 2010, he appeared as a window cleaner with an unintelligible Glaswegian accent in the IT Crowd episode "The Final Countdown".

In 2014, Limmy had a regular segment in the second series of the Charlie Brooker news satire show Weekly Wipe. Limond is also known for his webcam chats, in which he interacts with fans and makes music.[6]

In 2015 Limmy wrote his first book titled Daft Wee Stories, published by Random House on 30 July.[7][8] To promote the book Limmy had a UK book reading tour visiting Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Manchester and London, and had three of the stories published in The Scotsman newspaper. [9][10]

In April 2016, Limmy took a selfie with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the background, commenting "Hey guys, independent candidate Malcolm Malcolm here after sending Corbyn homeward to think again."[11] On April 8, 2016 Limmy posted a video on Twitter in character as Malcolm, announcing that he would run as an independent candidate for Glasgow Kelvin.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Limond has struggled with mental health issues such as depression and suicidal thoughts as well as a history of alcoholism. He often openly discusses it on social media and in interviews.[13] Limond is currently teetotal.[14] He has been in a relationship with Lynn McGowan since 2000. On 30 August 2010, McGowan gave birth to a boy.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Consolevania Zack Eastwood
2007 VideoGaiden Zack Eastwood
2010 The IT Crowd Window Cleaner Episode: "The Final Countdown"
2010–2013 Limmy's Show Various Characters 20 episodes
Creator, writer, director, and animator
2014 Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe Himself
2015 Pompidou Handyman Episode: "Cold"


Year Title Platform(s)
2011 Raffle King[15] Android
2014 Jumping[16] Android
2014 Swearing Xylophone[17] Android
2014 Farting Boaby [18] Android


  • 2011 British Academy Scotland Award for the second series of Limmy's Show[19]
  • 2013 British Academy Scotland Award for Best Comedy/Entertainment Programme[20]


  1. ^ Millar, Anna. "Scotland on Sunday". Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  2. ^ "The arts online - Saturday entertainment". Times Online. 
  3. ^ English, Paul (2009-08-26). "Exclusive: Drink drove me to verge of suicide, reveals internet funnyman Brian Limond". Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  4. ^ Apter, Kelly. "Pick of 2006 - Hot 100 - Pick of 2006". The List. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "BBC Two Programmes - Limmy's Show". 20 February 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "LimmyLive on USTREAM: Hiya, welcome to the webcam show of Brian "Limmy" Limond!. Blog". Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  7. ^ "Limmy to write new book, titled ‘Daft Wee Stories’". The Scotsman. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Daft Wee Stories". Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  9. ^ "Limmy Tour". Twitter. 
  10. ^ "The Write Stuff: Three tales from Limmy’s Daft Wee Stories". The Scotsman. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  11. ^ Guy, Rachel (10 April 2016). "I'm Jez having a laugh: Limmy's political alter ego bumps into Jeremy Corbyn on the campaign trail". The Sun. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Limmy on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Comedian Limmy opens up about depression". GQ. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Limmy: Drink fight was no joke". the Glaswegian. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
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  19. ^ "British Academy Scotland Awards Winners in 2011". 
  20. ^ "British Academy Scotland Awards 2013: Winners - Awards - Scotland - The BAFTA site". Retrieved 2014-03-31. 

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