Full line up confirmed for the 10th WeGotTickets MCA Final!

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Tickets for the final via http://www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards/event/429110 (see special offer for our 10 year anniversary show) and also available via http://www.underbellyfestival.com/whats-on/wegottickets-musical-comedy-awards-grand-final

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!

We now have all 10 of our finalists confirmed! It’s going to be a corker!

DAVE BIBBY –
‘Eye-opening satirical wonder’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Mumble
‘Simply Hilarious’ – Entertainment Focus ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CASSIE ATKINSON –
**** ‘Future national treasure, bringing wonderfully strange characters to life’ – ToDoList
‘The most vivacious presence on stage’ – Financial Times

ARCHIE HENDERSON –
Best Newcomer – Musical Comedy Awards 2017
‘Radiated a delightfully daft energy’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle

LUKE COURTIER –
You better pay attention, lest the rapid-fire jokes fly over your head … there’s impressive musicality, textbook timing and the deadest of deadpan deliveries in a show that’s smartly scripted and well directed. Go see Luke Courtier. – The Sunday Times

JOE JACOBS –
Stalks his comedy like a panther at night’ – Mumble Comedy ★★★★
BBC New Comedy Award 2017 – Shortlisted

MATT HUTSON –
‘It’s proper songwriting, not a cheap lyric swap’ – Chortle
WeGotTickets MCA Finalist 2017

STIFF & KITSCH
★★★★★- West End Wilma
“The songs…are hysterical and brilliantly written”

AVA RAGE –
‘Beautiful skits and bonkers characters’ ★★★★ (Times)
‘Strong, simple melodies and Shaw’s guitar playing and vocal ability make for an album of pop hits’ ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com)

FRIZ FRIZZLE –
‘This comic will never be short of funny material’ – The Sun
‘Extremely Talented’ – Adam Kay. Amateur Transplants

BENNET KAVANAGH –
Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year FINALIST
Reading Comedy Festival NATY RUNNER-UP

Featuring a set from our Best Newcomer CHARLOTTE BROOKE!

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

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