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Who will win the 11th WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards? Join us for a riotous celebration of the UK’s best up and coming musical comedians to find out!
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!
The final of the 2019 MCA will see eleven finalists who have progressed through a series of 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.
All eleven finalists are now confirmed:
Paul ‘Silky’ White:
‘massively engaging guitar-playing stand-up whose instinctive rapport with audiences makes him welcome wherever he goes.’ – Guardian Guide (Pick of the Week)
The Dragprov Revue:
★★★★★ – ‘I do not have enough superlatives to describe how incredible this inimitable act is… Filled me with so much joy.’ – The Pink Times
WINNER 2Northdown New Act of the Year 2019
★★★★ ‘Sometimes surreal, often unusually perceptive, and always original and entertaining’ – Female Arts Magazine
‘Inventive and hilarious’ – Broadway Baby
‘Expert sense of timing with a controlled and confident delivery that had the audience in stitches. Hugely entertaining!’
– Ed Chappel, Founder of the MCA
‘Jet black, funny and unsettling’ – Chortle
‘Clearly an act that will be going places’ – Bruce Dessau
High energy musical comedian. Selection of choice song parodies mixed with innovative sample-based set implementing sound bites, raps, beatboxing, live voice-over and more. Online viral star with over 50 Million views worldwide. Seen & heard on Radio 4, ITV, UNILAD, Metro, Viralthread, LOADED and more.
Matt Hutson is a delicate flower in a harsh world. When he feels, he feels, he really feels. Armed only with his guitar and a few poorly conceived coping strategies, Matt desperately tries to keep his shit together.
It’s proper songwriting, not a cheap lyric swap.’ – Chortle.
His live shows effortlessly flit between hip hop and comedy and he’s been seen/heard on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC 6 Music, Radio 1XTRA, plus gained millions of viral video views online.
‘Comedy Gold’ Broadway Baby ★★★★
“Brilliant mash-ups with great vocals – held the room in the palm of their hand.” Ed Chappel, MCA founder
“Utterly bonkers musical and character comedy from hilarious German electro-rap superstar. Very original and very funny!” – Ed Chappel, MCA founder
Stepdads are a funk-comedy duo who wish they were your real dad (but who are glad he went to prison). A fever dream of a double act filled with surreal songs, stupidity and the sanctity of marriage. Guaranteed to erase your memories of childhood and replace them with better ones. Leicester Square Sketch Off Runners Up 2019
There will also be a performance from our 2019 Best Newcomers, Hadfield and Swan!
Featuring a special headline set from the Brett Domino Trio
‘This YouTubing Leeds duo perform wonderfully inventive covers of pop songs, largely using the world’s most underrated instrument: the keytar. Well worth catching.’ Time Out
Hosted by MCA legend Nick Horseman
(Press for H&L)
An excellent hour of comedy” **** (British Comedy Guide)
“Very funny” **** (ThreeWeeks)
As the Musical Comedy Awards demonstrate, the genre is currently bursting with talent.’ Time Out