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

Tickets now on sale for the WeGotTickets MCA Final!

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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

 

Secret Phoenix Pass – all 8 shows for £15!

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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!

Enter the 10th WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards!

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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.

Review of our 2017 final!

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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!

WEGOTTICKETS MCA FINAL: LIVE AT THE LYRIC ON APRIL 10TH!

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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.

FINALISTS COMPETING

FRIZ FRIZZLE
WILL HISLOP
KATIE PRITCHARD
TWO PLUS ONES
RASPUTIN’S LUNCHBOX
TOM TAYLOR
HURT & ANDERSON
SHITSTORM
MATT HUTSON
JAMIE D’SOUZA

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

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