Acts taking part in 2019 MCA announced!

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So here we have the results – the acts who we are inviting to the heats stage of the 2019 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards. As always it was very tough deciding and to those of who are not through, we are really sorry to disappoint you. Please contact Ed at ed@musicalcomedy.co.uk and we would like to invite you to be our guest with two free tickets to a first round heat of your choice at the Phoenix. With such a high standard we’ve sadly had to turn down a few acts with fab songs that we really enjoyed. Similarly, a few acts that we’ve had the pleasure of hosting before are not through this time as there were so many newbies that we wanted to give a chance to. We sincerely hope you won’t give up and will enter again in the future – coming to see one of the heats might even give you some ideas for entering again next year with a slightly tweaked format/material! Thank you so much for entering!

As a result of the high standard, we’ve again chosen to select not 40, but 48 acts. Here they are in no apparent order – if you would like us to edit your name/stage name do let us know:

Louis Burgess
Joshua James
Georgina Thomas and Phoebe Hitt
Barnaby Griffin
Helena McCormack
David McHardy
BOUNDER & CAD
Charlie B Costello
Robin Boot’s Rockomedy
Stepdads
Simon Stanley Ward
Performing Animals
Hadfield & Swan
Theo McCabe
Abigail Carter-Simpson
Ben Carter
Melinda Hughes
James McDonnell
Barra MacConmara
Jamie Finn
Madame Chandelier’s Rough Guide to the Opera
Paul ‘Silky’ White
Edy Hurst
Peter Crutchfield
Col Robbie
Olley Matthews
The Dragprov Revue
Tom Keenan
Wes Stevens
Jack Woodhead
Hassan Dervish
Huge Davies
Frankie Paradise
Katie Pritchard
Joe Jacobs
Matt Hutson
Dragos Montenescu
Rhiannon ‘Ray Ray’ Hopkins
Ben C Winn
Jennie Moloney
Charlie Partridge
The Dirty Carols
Sex Shells
Chris and the Celeriac
Dan Mac
Maris Piper
Rich Stokes
Clive Crudwick

We are so thrilled with this line-up of outstanding musical comedy acts. For friends and fans, don’t miss a moment and snap up one of our cheaper £15 Phoenix Passes here: http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/BgxCBS8pNx

All 8 shows of the 2019 WeGotTickets MCA for £15 – Secret Phoenix Pass!

FB_IMG_1460294245732We are very proud to announce our headliners for the 2019 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards, live at the Phoenix in Oxford Circus!

Jan 12th: Stiff & Kitsch
Jan 19th: Tina T’urner Tea Lady
Jan 26th: Jay Foreman
Feb 2nd: Archie Henderson
Feb 23rd: Will Hislop
Mar 2nd: Roisin & Chiara
Mar 16th: Mitch Benn
March 23rd: Micky P Kerr

Instead of booking individual tickets for £8 each (in total £64), save £49 and buy a top secret Phoenix Pass for £15!!! Grab these cheap tickets while you can at http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/BgxCBS8pNx or book individual tickets at www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards.

Now in its 11th year, the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards is an annual competition to support, promote, expose and celebrate the best emerging musical comedians in the UK. If you are a fan of musical comedy acts such as Tim Minchin, Flight of the Conchords and Bill Bailey, you’ll love this show!

Enter the 2019 WeGotTickets MCA!!!!

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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!!!

Full line-ups for Edinburgh shows!!!

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:

***Line-ups***

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
Jollyboat – 2011 WeGotTickets MCA Winners – ‘Arrive early – Jollyboat sell out more than Metallica’. ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (TheatreReviews.co.uk).***** (LSMedia.co.uk).
Peter Bazely – 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).

MCA Edinburgh shows!

FLO AND JOAN

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.