£15 Earlybird tickets for the 2020 MCA Final selling fast!

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Earlybird tickets for the MCA final are now on sale! The last few seats in rows A, B and C of the Bloomsbury theatre are available here:

https://www.wegottickets.com/sct/jyWDnV9Jmx

The Bloomsbury theatre also has a limited supply of £15 tickets. When booking online via the theatre website, at the last stage of the checkout apply the code TOM2020 and your tickets will only cost £15. Tickets are already selling fast for the final so grab yours while you can! Here is some info about the show:

Who will win the 12th 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 2020 MCA will see ten finalists who have progressed through a series of heats at the Phoenix in London, battle it out at the Bloomsbury Theatre on April 4th, to win the musical comedy crown of this prestigious competition. A sell-out event every year since 2009.

Featuring a headline performance from Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Winner and star of After Life, Plebs and Quacks, Tom Basden.

Hosted by MCA resident host, the brilliant Nick Horseman!

Results – the 44 acts going through to the live heats of the 2020 WeGotTickets MCA!

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Dear All,

We are thrilled to announce the results for the 44 acts that we are inviting to take part in the 2020 WeGotTickets MCA!

Thank you so much to all those who have entered! If you are not through, we are sorry that we couldn’t offer you a place this year and would like to offer you 2 free tickets to an MCA first round heat of your choice (Jan 11th/18th/25th/Feb 1st). Email Ed at ed@musicalcomedy.co.uk and I can sort out a pair of tickets for you.

We are thrilled to see some familiar faces returning to the fold but also a large number of acts that we have never had the pleasure of hosting before. To those of you who are through, we will be contacting you via email in the next few days to organise heat allocation – please try if you can to be flexible as managing the diaries of 48 acts can be a big challenge!

For friends and fans keen to cheer on and vote for their act in the heats, the exact dates and allocation should be ready before Christmas if we are fast/end of December at the latest, but we would also recommend getting a cheap £15 Phoenix Pass with all 8 shos for just £15. Here is a link to those: https://www.wegottickets.com/sct/ZJMMU339KS

Through to the heats of the 2020 WeGotTickets MCA are the following acts (in no order and apologies if we need to edit to include your correct stage name):

2 Mouthed Men
Joe Venable
Alex MacKeith
Chris Rio
Cameron Blair
Thalia Leon
Chris Taverner
The Dementos
Christy Coysh
Shelf Comedy
Tom Taylor
Grant Buse
Chris Sav
Amy Webber
Ed MacArthur
Matt Winterbotham
Matt Blair
Performing Animals
Stepdads
Abigail Carter-Simpson
Tom Keenan
Madame Chandelier’s Rough Guide to the Opera
Best Friends Cabaret
Sheep & Mash
Brice Ledingham
Edy Hurst
Jennifer Tyler
Cats in Athens
Tiana Leigh
Emily Cairns
Captain Breadbeard
Richard Lindesay
Mandy Meadows

Chris Read

Bennet Kavanagh

Georgea Blakey
Jen Smith
Canadians in Space
Jamie Finn
Megan Blair
Victoria Howden
Joel Sales
Frankie Thompson

Bring on the 2020 MCAs!

Ed, Tamara, Dave and Charlie Xxx

Headliners announced for 2020 MCA! Secret Phoenix Pass on sale – all 8 shows for £15!

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Secret Phoenix Passes are now on sale here:  http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/ZJMMU339KS

Don’t miss a moment of the 2020 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards, live at the Phoenix! Instead of booking individual tickets for £8 each (in total £64), save £49 and buy a Phoenix Pass for £15!!!

Now in its 12th 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!

Over the years, the MCAs have provided a launch pad to superstar acts like Frisky and Mannish (2009 Finalists), Abandoman (2010 winners) and Rachel Parris (Runner Up 2012 and Breakthrough Talent of the Year at Edinburgh TV Festival) and created a thriving independent platform to celebrate the artform that is musical comedy. Other acts that have featured as headliners in our shows include DAVID O’ DOHERTY, BO BURNHAM, RUBBERBANDITS, MITCH BENN, JAY FOREMAN, PIPPA EVANS, TOM BASDEN, ISY SUTTIE, GINGER & BLACK, EARL OKIN, WILSON DIXON, JO NEARY, MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER, SARAH-LOUISE YOUNG, ADAMS & REA and many more.

So the twelfth MCA begins! The top 40 musical comedy acts will be selected from online entries to the Musical Comedy Awards facebook page and will then battle it out in the heats at the Phoenix through to the Final at the Bloomsbury on April 4th. Come along for amazing Saturday afternoons of musical comedy entertainment and vote for your favourite acts to progress through to the next round!

Headliners include:

Jan 11th – Katie Pritchard
Jan 18th – Sarah-Louise Young
Jan 25th – Huge Davies
Feb 1st – Jay Foreman
Feb 22nd – Mitch Ben
Feb 29th – Tina T’urner Tea Lady
March 14th – Tony Law
March 21st – Spencer Jones

Full line-ups for Best of MCA!

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Best of MCA

Join us for a riotous celebration of the Fringe’s best musical comedians! Since 2009, the MCAs have helped to launch the likes of Abandoman, Rachel Parris, Mae Martin, Jay Foreman and Frisky & 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. Sell-out shows from 2009-19. Tickets selling fast at http://www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards and https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/best-of-musical-comedy-awards.

Saturday Aug 24th

Headliner: Phil Nichol – ‘Fabulous, life-affirming’ **** (Evening Standard). ‘Mind-blowing’ ***** (Scotland on Sunday)

Micky P Kerr – ‘So funny, so different, so original’ (Simon Cowell). WeGotTickets MCA Finalist 2016, Britain’s Got Talent Finalist 2018

Harriet Braine – ‘Her lyrics were truly inspired’ (Bruce Dessau). WeGotTickets MCA Best Newcomer 2016, Funny Women Award winner 2016

Stepdads – ‘Hugely entertaining’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘They could have easily won’ (Bruce Dessau). WeGotTickets MCA Runners-Up 2019, Leicester Square Sketch Off Runners-Up 2019

Jamie Finn – ‘Expert sense of timing with a confident and controlled delivery that had the audience in stitches! (Ed Chappel). Jamie recently starred in the BBC 1 documentary ‘One Day That Changed My Life’.

Hadfield & Swan – ‘Hilarious observational comedy songs and great stage chemistry’ – (Ed Chappel). WeGotTickets MCA Best Newcomers 2019.

Host TBC

Sunday Aug 25th

Headliner: Stiff & Kitsch – ‘Perfectly executed…left the audience in stitches’ (Comedy.co.uk). WeGotTickets MCA winners 2018.

Joe Jacobs – ‘Comedy gold’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Rising star’ (Time Out). WeGotTickets MCA Finalist 2018 + 2019

Huge Davies – ‘Priceless’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Dark’ (Independent). ‘Scene-stealing’ (Telegraph). WeGotTickets MCA Finalist 2019

Charlie Partridge – ‘A smorgasbord of dance routines, art-house weirdness and hysterical heightened homo-eroticism’ (Metro). WeGotTickets MCA Finalist 2019

Nick Horseman – press for Horse & Louis:  ‘An excellent hour of comedy’ (Comedy.co.uk). ‘Very funny’ **** (ThreeWeeks). WeGotTickets MCA Runners-Up 2010 as Horse & Louis. Not So New Comedian of the Year Finalist 2019.

Jamie Finn – ‘Expert sense of timing with a confident and controlled delivery that had the audience in stitches! (Ed Chappel). Jamie starred in the BBC 1 documentary ‘One Day That Changed My Life’.

Hadfield & Swan – ‘Hilarious observational comedy songs and great stage chemistry’ – (Ed Chappel). WeGotTickets MCA Best Newcomers 2019.

Host TBC

‘As the Musical Comedy Awards demonstrate, the genre is currently bursting with talent’ – Time Out

2019 Ed Fringe – Best of MCA!

 

 

Photos copyright Elina Kansikas.

We are excited to be returning for our 11th Edinburgh Fringe show this summer! Our show ‘Best of MCA’ will be taking place on Aug 24-25 at the Underbelly’s Belly Dancer on Cowgate from 22.10. Here is some info about the show!

Join us for a riotous celebration of the Fringe’s best musical comedians! Since 2009, the MCAs have helped to launch the likes of Abandoman, Rachel Parris, Mae Martin, Jay Foreman and Frisky & 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. Sell-out shows from 2009-19.

‘As the Musical Comedy Awards demonstrate, the genre is currently bursting with talent’ – Time Out

Line-ups so far!

Saturday 24th

Phil Nichol (headliner)

Micky P Kerr

Harriet Braine

Stepdads

Jamie Finn

Hadfield & Swan

Sunday 25th

Stiff & Kitsch (headliner)

Joe Jacobs

Huge Davies

Charlie Partridge

Nick Horseman

Jamie Finn

Hadfield & Swan

More acts to be announced soon! Earlybird tickets available via www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards

 

 

MCA and Jamie Finn feature in BBC 1 documentary – ‘One Day That Changed My Life’!

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We are thrilled to announce that this year’s final was filmed by Flicker TV productions, who chose to focus on the MCA final for an episode in their series ‘One Day That Changed My Life’. Now in its second series, the show follows people at pivotal moments of their life and accompanies them on the emotional rollercoaster as they experience these potentially life-changing events. We are honoured that Flicker TV chose to follow the MCA final for this show! They chose the brilliant Jamie Finn and on Friday 28th June at 11am on BBC1 the show will be going out on air. Tune in and watch Jamie and some of our other finalists perform at the final! The show will be available on I-Player too!

Jamie will be performing at both of our Ed Fringe shows on Aug 24th and 25th! The show is titled ‘Best of MCA’ and will feature a selection of the very best acts to have graced the MCA stage! Tickets are selling fast here:

http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/whats-on/best-of-musical-comedy-awards

Results are in!!!

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What a final!!! Audience Favourite and also 3rd place was Maris Piper, in 2nd was Stepdads with Luke Rollason Is A Clown and Tom Curzon and the winner of the 2019 WeGotTickets MCA is Katie Pritchard – thanks and congrats to all of our acts, you were all absolutely outstanding! Another amazing MCA comes to a close! Photos coming soon! We were 4 tickets off from a sell out! Xx