On October 1st 2018 we will be opening the doors for entries for the 2019 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards, our 11th competition! Each year we are so thrilled by the entries we receive, from both acts that we have never come across before and also acts that have previously entered and want to give it another shot! All the info, dates and terms and conditions can be found here and all the info on how to enter from our 2019 Awards page. Essentially you need to upload a video of your original musical comedy material to our FB page and complete an entry form (see 2019 Awards page). We can’t wait to see your entries!!!
We are thrilled to announce our full line-ups for our Edinburgh shows! Tickets selling fast at http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/whats-on/10-years-mca-a-the-musical-comedy-awards-showcase. Here they are:
Friday August 3rd
Archie Henderson – 2018 WeGotTickets MCA Runner-Up – ‘Immense talent’ ***** (EdFestMag.com). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Radiated a delightfully daft energy’ (Chortle.co.uk).
George Rigden – “Rigden is the result of a genetic mash-up between Mitch Benn and Tim Key, perhaps with a few strands of Ricky Gervais’s DNA thrown in…Very Funny Stuff.” – Steve Bennett, Chortle
Katie Pritchard – 2017 WeGotTickets MCA Finalist – ‘Sometimes surreal, often unusually perceptive, and always original and entertaining’ **** (FemaleArts.com). ‘Inventive and hilarious’ (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Mind-blowing’ (Herts Advertiser).
Tamar Broadbent – ‘A genuine triple threat’ **** (Fest). ‘Brings the house down’ **** (Skinny).
Faye Treacy – 2015 WeGotTickets MCA Best Newcomer – ‘Treacy’s charm soon wins us round… her one-liners are expertly crafted and sharp’ (List).
Stiff & Kitsch – 2018 WeGotTickets MCA Winners – ‘Had the audience in stitches’ (Comedy.co.uk). ‘Hysterical… a pair to watch out for!’ ***** (WestEndWilma.com). ***** (BroadwayWorld.com).
Headlined by Tina T’urner Tea Lady – 2013 WeGotTickets MCA Finalist – ‘Embodies the spirit of alternative cabaret from the days when the weird and the wonderful dominated’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘A satisfying side-splitting combination’ ***** (TheGayUK.co.uk)
Saturday August 4th
– 2011 WeGotTickets MCA Winners – ‘Arrive early – Jollyboat sell out more than Metallica’. ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (TheatreReviews.co.uk
– 2015 WeGotTickets MCA 3rd Place – ‘An elegant figure, about 9ft tall and two inches wide with an un-flashy confidence’ (Chortle.co.uk
). ‘Distinctive stuff’ (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk
Roisin & Chiara – ‘Sensual, spiritual, baffling, staggering… hilariously unpredictable’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). Meet ‘The Mighty Boosh on acid’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com) and the female duo ‘redefining live comedy’ (Vice.com)
Gareth Richards – ‘Richards is a charming, engaging performer’ (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). ‘A quietly clever craftsman with a big future’ (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard). ‘We laughed until we couldn’t catch our breath’ (Grazia).
Stiff & Kitsch
– 2018 WeGotTickets MCA Winners – ‘Had the audience in stitches’ (Comedy.co.uk
). ‘Hysterical… a pair to watch out for!’ ***** (WestEndWilma.com). ***** (BroadwayWorld.com).
Headlined by Flo & Joan – Winner – Best Music and Variety Act (Chortle Awards 2018) – ‘These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next’ **** (Telegraph). ‘Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes’ (Evening Standard).
10 Years MCA – The Musical Comedy Awards Showcase will be coming to the Edinburgh Fringe on Aug 3rd and 4th in the Belly Dancer, Cowgate. Headlining on Friday night will be the brillliant Tina T’urner Tea Lady and on Saturday we will have the fantastic Flo & Joan. Don’t miss this amazing show! Tickets and more info below:
Tickets at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/10-years-mca-the-musical-comedy-awards-showcase
Join us for a riotous celebration of the Fringe’s best musical comedians! Since 2009, 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. ‘As the Musical Comedy Awards demonstrate, the genre is currently bursting with talent’ (Time Out). Sell-out show 2009-18.
We have a few £12.50 tickets left (save £5.50!) for our 10th anniversary show on May 12th at the Underbelly Festival! MCA legend Tina T’urner Tea Lady has also been added to the bill! Here is the link: http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/ky8NWAUDPS
The last tickets are disappearing fast for the Grand Final of the 2018 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards! If you haven’t booked yet then you don’t have much time – there are only 46 tickets left via WeGotTickets and these will not last long. Grab yours ASAP via www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards – we can’t wait for the final!