Book Earlybird tickets until Feb 25th – just £15 for seats in the stalls of the gorgeous Lyric theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue: www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards
You can also view the full range of seating options available at the Lyric theatre via the following link: http://www.lyrictheatrelondon.co.uk/seating/ and book tickets via the theatre here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/lyric-theatre/wegottickets_musical_comedy_awards_final
Hosted by Tina T’urner Tea Lady
Who will be crowned this year’s winner of the prestigious WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards? ‘Wonderfully entertaining‘ (Chortle.co.uk) Tina T’urner Tea Lady and the ten finalists from this year’s competition invite you to this riotous celebration of the UK’s best up-and-coming musical comedians! ‘A surreal and wonderful experience‘ ***** (ToDoList.org.uk). ‘As the Musical Comedy Awards demonstrate, the genre is currently bursting with talent.‘ (Time Out). Sell-out show 2009-16.
Who’s performing and how does the show work? Our finalists have not yet been decided as our competitors are currently battling it out at our live shows at the Phoenix in Cavendish Square. For more information about the heats, Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals visit www.wegottickets.com
On the night, each of the ten finalists will perform 8 minutes of their musical comedy material and a series of industry judges will vote for the winner. Our sponsors will also judge which act had the best audience reaction and present the Audience Favourite Award to the winner. There will also be a performance from our Best Newcomer.
Photograph © Anthony Lycett
LYRIC UNTIL 10TH APR 2017
‘A SURREAL AND WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE’
TO DO LIST
‘A SATISFYING SIDE-SPLITTING COMBINATION’
THE GAY UK
‘A GLORIOUS EIGHTIES THROWBACK-WONDERFULLY ENTERTAINING’
‘MRS OVERALL MEETS BEYONCE – A DEFINITE CROWD PLEASER’
BEYOND THE JOKE
‘A REMARKABLE TOUR DE FORCE… GENERATES WAVES OF LAUGHTER’
We hope this finds you well! We are thrilled to announce the acts taking part in the coming competition! We want to say a huge thank you to all the acts who entered this year – we have a process when judging, where Tamara and I categorise the entries as ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘maybe’ after viewing them but this year we had far more entries in the ‘yes’ column than we had places. We opted to select another 4, so 44 acts in total to reflect this, but it could have very easily been over 50. We sincerely hope that acts which didn’t get through this time will enter again and we would like to offer all acts who didn’t get through two free tickets to a first round heat of their choice: just send an email to email@example.com and we can book you in to a show. We are currently in the process of allocating the acts into the first round heats, but here is a list of the acts that we have in store for you. It’s going to be an incredible year! Check out all the entries at www.facebook.com/musicalcomedyawards.
Professor Jack Darcy
Les Beaux Idiots
Two Plus Ones
Hurt & Anderson
Jenny B Side
ALL 8 PHOENIX SHOWS FOR £15
We also have a secret early bird link for a Phoenix Pass – usually tickets cost £8 per show, but we have a very limited amount of passes for all 8 shows for the price of £15. Here is the secret link: http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/V8dkqzfvE4
See you soon – hopefully at heat one with Four Femmes on the Thames on Jan 14th!!! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Ed and Tamara x
We are very excited to announce all our headliners for the coming competition, some of the finest musical comedy acts in the country. Remember you can see all of these amazing acts plus the competition contestants by getting a secret early bird Phoenix Pass which gets you in to all eight Phoenix shows for £15. Here is the link: http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/V8dkqzfvE4
WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards 2017
Live at the Phoenix, Cavendish Square
Jan 14 – Heat 1 with FOUR FEMMES ON THE THAMES
Jan 21 – Heat 2 with JOLLYBOAT
Jan 28 – Heat 3 with ADAM KAY
Feb 4 – Heat 4 with JAY FOREMAN
Feb 25 – Quarter-Final 1 with JENNY BEDE
Mar 4 – Quarter-Final 2 with MITCH BENN
March 18 – Semi-Final 1 with GARETH RICHARDS
March 25 – Semi-Final 2 with RACHEL PARRIS
We’ll be setting up individual events and ticketing options for each individual show but definitely recommend the early bird discount (see link above)!
On October 1st we will be opening doors to enter the 9th WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards! Every year we come across so many fantastic new musical comedy acts breaking through on the circuit and also have the privilege of welcoming back acts that have competed before and further honed their talent! We’re all booked in to the Phoenix for our first round heats, Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals and soon we will be able to confirm the date for our final at the Udderbelly on Southbank! Please read our terms and conditions here: https://musicalcomedyawards.com/competition-terms-and-conditions/ and post a video of your original musical comedy material to our Facebook page between October 1st and December 11th. We simply cannot wait to see the entries!
Read an excellent review of the final from Bruce Dessau of the Evening Standard and beyondthejoke.co.uk: http://www.beyondthejoke.co.uk/content/2620/live-review-musical-comedy-awards-final-udderbelly.
To view a selection of stunning photos from our fantastic photographer Elina Kansikas, visit her FB page here: https://facebook.com/elinaphotography.
What an incredible night! Thanks so much to all who came and all our amazing finalists! More photos, videos and review to follow, but here are the results: our audience favourite was Jon Long, who was also 3rd. In second place was Micky P Kerr and the winners of the 2016 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards are Four Femmes on the Thames! Congratulations all on a fantastic evening!