Jazz Emu headlines the 2024 WeGotTickets MCA Final

We are thrilled to announce that MCA alumni Jazz Emu will be our headliner for next year’s final at the Bloomsbury. We have just 15 Earlybird tickets available at £10. Snap them up here: www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards

Who will win the 2024 WeGotTickets MCAs? Join us for a riotous celebration of the UK’s best up and coming musical comedians to find out!

Now in its 16th year, the MCA have helped to launch the likes of Abandoman, Rachel Parris, Mae Martin, Jay Foreman and Frisky and Mannish. If you enjoy acts that combine comedy with music such as Bill Bailey, Tim Minchin and Flight of the Conchords, you will love this show!

The final of the 2024 WeGotTickets MCA will see twelve finalists who have progressed through heats at the Phoenix in London, battle it out at the Bloomsbury Theatre on April 13th, to win the musical comedy crown of this prestigious competition. A sell-out event every year since 2009.

Headlined by MCA alumni (2017 Best Newcomer and 2018 Runner-Up), JAZZ EMU!

Jazz Emu is an unpretentious pseudo-comedomusicologist from the UK, who writes glistening up-tempo pop for the emotionally stunted. His music has racked up millions of streams, been featured on the officialSpotify ‘Fresh Finds’ playlist and played on BBCRadio 1 Breakfast with Greg James.

His live show ‘You Shouldn’t Have’ received multiple 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022, and in 2023 he won two Chortle Awards, in the social Social Media and Best Variety Act categories.

“I think I may have just found my new favourite comedian” The Times *****

“This is a work of genius” ***** The Telegraph

“A very funny man.” Greg James, BBC Radio 1

£5 tickets for MCA showcase on April 29th

On April 29th at the Phoenix we will be hosting a special MCA showcase, featuring extended 15 minute sets from Katie Norris, best newcomer JoJo Maberly and 3rd place Annabel Marlow. They will be joined by headliner and MCA alumni Huge Davies.

The show will be hosted by our resident MCA MC, the brilliant Nick Horseman. Join us for an afternoon of musical comedy fun and a victory lap for three of the finest acts from our 2023 competition. Book tickets below!


What a final!

Photos of our winner Katie Norris, second place and Audience Favourite Christian Jegard, third place Annabel Marlow and our headliner courtesy of Elina Kansikas.

What a final we had! In a packed out Bloomsbury Theatre we celebrated a historical moment for the WeGotTickets MCA – the first time that female acts had outnumbered male acts. Read the reviews of the evening from Chortle and beyondthejoke.co.uk here:

Sharon Lougher for Chortle: https://www.chortle.co.uk/review/2023/04/01/52830/musical_comedy_awards_2023

Bruce Dessau for Beyond the Joke: https://www.beyondthejoke.co.uk/content/13339/review-musical-comedy

We will soon have a video of the evening to share – you can watch the whole final on Catch-Up via NextUp Comedy. Sign up here: https://nextupcomedy.com/. You can view all of the photos fron Elina Kansikas via our FB page at www.facebook.com/musicalcomedyawards.

MCA Final close to selling out

The 15th WeGotTickets MCA Final is close to selling out! Book the very last tickets at the Bloomsbury for 31.3 via https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/app/?ev=21120

Read the lowdown on all of our finalists here: https://www.comedy.co.uk/live/features/musical-comedy-awards-2023-finalists/

Look how few tickets are left….

If you can’t make it to the Bloomsbury you can stream the show via NextUp Comedy. If you use the code MCA23 you can get £5 off an annual subscription! Here is the link: https://nextupcomedy.com/programs/live-1a2xaae2q0o

Acts through to the 2023 WeGotTickets MCA

We have seen all of the hilarious entries and are proud to announce the 44 acts that will be competing in the coming MCA! We had some tough decisions to make – a few times we opted to give a brand new act a chance rather than another shot for an act that we had previously had the pleasure of hosting. If you are not through, we would like to offer you two free tickets to a Phoenix show of your choice to thank you for entering. Pick one from www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards and email Ed at ed@musicalcomedy.co.uk.

If you are through, huge congratulations and we will be in touch very soon via email.

Through to the 2023 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards are the following acts:

Finnbar Murphy

Ellen O’ Reilly

Alex Prescot

Jenny Hart

Bertie Bow

Yasmine Day

Vinny Ting

Rosalie Minnitt

Tom Veck

Emily Cairns

Peter Bazely

Eddy Mackenzie

Natalie Durkin

Ben Pollard

Matt Alford

Mike Vaughan

Michael McKenzie

Alex Franklin

Cecilia Delatori

Jim Daly

Katie Norris

Slippy + the Nips

Amelia Hamilton

Tawny Owl

Jo Jo Maberly

Kirk Fontaine

Mark Lester

Joe Venable

Emilia Crotchet

Isobel Rogers

Will Bicknell-Found

Christian Jegard

Eleanor Colville

Dragos Mostenescu

Nikola McMurtrie

James O’D

Su Mi

Selena Mersey

Annabel Marlow

Andy Roach

# Joe

Gordon Pocket

Delea Shand

Olly Hume

Get ready to enter the WeGotTickets 2023 MCA!!!

Dear friends,

On October 1st we will again be opening entries for the 2023 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards. It will be our 15th year and we are so honoured to have had the opportunity to host so many brilliant up and coming musical comedy acts during this time. Amazing acts such as Rachel Parris, Abandoman, Frisky and Mannish, Mae Martin and Jay Foreman are just a few of the wonderful performers that we’ve had the pleasure of working with. We can’t wait for a return to full capacity shows at the Phoenix and to have the sensational Rachel Parris headline our final on March 31st at the Bloomsbury. But most of all, we can’t wait to see your entries and see the diverse array of talent on display for the 2023 WeGotTickets MCA!

All info on how to enter from October 1st here: https://musicalcomedyawards.com/2023-awards/

Get those entries ready and see you soon!

Ed, Tamara, Dave and Charlie! Xxx

What a final we had!

Our fab finalists (Copyright Ed Moore)

Our 2022 final was such an exceptional evening. We are so grateful to all of our incredible finalists for their performances and for making it such an unforgettable night! You can read a review of the evening from renowned comedy critic Bruce Dessau here: https://www.beyondthejoke.co.uk/content/11910/musical-comedy

We can’t wait for our 2023 competition – entries will be opening from October and we will let you know once all the information has been updated. So start getting those entries ready!

Almost sold out!

The 2022 final is close to selling out! Book the very last tickets here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/whats-on/musical-comedy-awards-2022

Due to Covid, Isy Suttie has sadly had to pull out of performing on Saturday. We wish her and her family a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming her back to the MCA stage soon. Luckily, we have the multi award-winning musical comedian Sooz Kempner to finish off the show in style! Here is some more info about Sooz:

Sooz is an award-winning (Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer, Funny Women Variety Award) comedian and singer who has taken shows to seven Edinburgh fringes and has appeared on BBC, Comedy Central and ITV with her nonsense. During lockdown she went viral with her videos of Liza Minnelli delivering Donald Trump speeches verbatim. Outside comedy she is a regular collaborator with Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer the Opera, This Morning with Richard not Judy).

Show-stopping – CNN

Delightfully unhinged – The Metro

It shouldn’t work but it really, really does – The Independent

All our finalists announced for the 2022 WeGotTickets MCA Final!

Take a look at our amazing finalists, all 12 of them! Who will win the 2022 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards? Join headliner Isy Suttie, host Nick Horseman and our finalists for an unforgettable night of music-based comedy on April 9th at the Bloomsbury theatre. Last tickets available at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/whats-on/musical-comedy-awards-2022

Amy Webber
Simon David
Nikola McMurtrie, comedian actress performer, photography Natasha Pszenicki
The Sugarcoated Sisters
Kayleigh Jones
Jeff Japers
Joseph Emslie
Talal Karkouti
Kit Sullivan
Chris Timoney
Abigail Carter-Simpson
Orlando Gibbs