Tickets are now on sale for the 10th WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards Final! It will take place on April 7th at the Udderbelly and will be hosted by Miss Frisky of Frisky & Mannish plus a headline set from our 2017 winner Will Hislop (see above!) and performances from our 10 finalists! Read all about the show below and purchase tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards/event/429110
Watch ten of the UK’s best up and coming musical comedy acts battle it out in this prestigious competition to win the 2018 musical comedy crown!
Now in its tenth year, the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards has provided a launch pad to superstar acts like Frisky and Mannish, Abandoman, Mae Martin, Rachel Parris and Jay Foreman and created a thriving independent platform to celebrate the artform that is musical comedy.
Having fought their way through a series of heats at the Phoenix in Cavendish Square, tonight is the big night for our ten finalists. Top industry judges will be choosing their winner and there will also be prizes for the audience favourite and our 2018 Best Newcomer. The final will be hosted by the spectacular Miss Frisky (La Soiree; Frisky & Mannish) and there will be a headline set from our 2017 winner Will Hislop! Sell out show 2009-17. Don’t miss the UK’s annual celebration of music-based comedy!
Press on MISS FRISKY:
“A simply stupendous voice” (London Evening Standard)
“A diva to the marrow” (Telegraph, UK)
“Dynamite” (The West Australian)
“A hurricane of a performer” (This Is Cabaret, UK)
“Frisky is glorious” (Theatre Review, NZ)
Press on WILL HISLOP:
“Fresh, original and superbly written and performed” – The Guardian
“Nothing short of genius” – The Telegraph
Writer’s Guild Award Nominee 2018
Limited £15 tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/MQruzYMTKT
This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards! If you enjoy comedians such as Bill Bailey, Flight of the Conchords and Tim Minchin then you’ll love this! Step into the beautiful Phoenix Pub right in the middle of central London by Cavendish Square, grab yourself a drink and some delicious food and watch the UK’s best up and coming musical comedians battle it out to win the prestigious musical comedy crown! Alongside the competing acts you can also catch some of the finest headliners on the musical comedy circuit! Simply the best, most cosy and most hilarious way to spend a Saturday afternoon in winter!
Instead of watching individual MCA shows for £8, you can catch all eight of the 10th WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards shows at the Phoenix for just £15 with this Phoenix Pass. Here is a list of the shows and headliners we have booked in for you (all shows are from 3pm – 5.30 apart from the two semi-finals, which are from 3-5pm).
Jan 13th – Heat 1 with 10 competitors and WILL HISLOP (MCA winner)
Jan 20th – Heat 2 with 10 competitors and TINA T’URNER TEA LADY (Best Newcomer London Cabaret Awards)
Jan 27th – Heat 3 with 10 competitors and SOOZ KEMPNER (MCA Best Newcomer)
Feb 3rd – Heat 4 with 10 competitors and TOM TAYLOR (MCA Audience Favourite)
Feb 24th – Quarter-Final 1 with 12 competitors and MITCH BENN (The Now Show)
March 3rd – Quarter-Final 2 with 12 competitors and EARL OKIN (Musical Comedy Legend)
March 17th – Semi-Final 1 with 6 competitors and GARETH RICHARDS (Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee)
March 24th – Semi-Final 2 with 6 competitors and RACHEL PARRIS (MCA Runner-Up)
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to catch the UK’s very best up and coming musical comedy acts at our 10th WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards!
We are now receiving entries for the 10th WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards! To find out about how you can enter, visit our info page here: https://musicalcomedyawards.com/2018-awards/ – essentially you just need to upload a video of your musical comedy material to our FB page at www.facebook.com/musicalcomedyawards and complete an entry form at https://form.jotformeu.com/72537384784368 before the entry deadline on Sunday December 11th. To view the entries so far, click on ‘Visitor Posts’ on our FB page. The winner will receive £750, the Audience Favourite will receive £250 and the Best Newcomer will receive £200. The dates for the heats are already booked in and you can see the awesome headliners we have here: www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards.
The 2017 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards final at the Lyric on April 10th was a roaring success! We are so grateful to all the acts who helped to make it such an unforgettable night, our brilliant sponsors WeGotTickets for helping us to put on another outstanding competition and all the audience members who came along to enjoy the brilliant talent on display!
The winner of the 2017 MCAs was Will Hislop (see above, Copyright Elina Kansikas: http://elina-photography.com/), with Tom Taylor coming second and winning the Audience Prize, Matt Hutson coming third and Two Plus Ones winning Best Newcomer. Here is a story on the final from the British Comedy Guide: https://www.comedy.co.uk/live/news/2527/will_hislop_wins_mcas_2017/ and here is a review from Theatre Direct: https://www.londontheatredirect.com/post/956/review-wegottickets-musical-comedy-award-finals.aspx. We have more photos from the final on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/musicalcomedyawards.
We are now gearing up for the TENTH WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards next year! We will be receiving entries via our FB page from October 1st onwards. We can’t wait to see your entries and have a fantastic summer!
The only tickets now left are via the theatre here: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/lyric-theatre/wegottickets_musical_comedy_awards_final – if you click on Book Now and enter the promo code ‘Balcony’ you can purchase tickets for £12.
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.
TWO PLUS ONES
HURT & ANDERSON
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 brilliant 2016 winners Four Femmes on the Thames!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)!