Read this excellent report of the final from the British Comedy Guide: https://www.comedy.co.uk/live/features/musical_comedy_awards_2018_report/
Check out photos of our amazing final – copyright Elina Kansikas! https://www.facebook.com/pg/musicalcomedyawards/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1939476562753024
The last tickets are disappearing fast for the Grand Final of the 2018 WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards! If you haven’t booked yet then you don’t have much time – there are only 46 tickets left via WeGotTickets and these will not last long. Grab yours ASAP via www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards – we can’t wait for the final!
The 10th WeGotTickets MCA Grand Final is drawing ever closer – read this excellent preview in the UK’s most visited comedy website – the British Comedy Guide: https://www.comedy.co.uk/live/features/musical_comedy_awards_2018_finalists/
Tickets are now selling extremely fast – if you haven’t booked yet grab your tickets ASAP via www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards or http://www.underbellyfestival.com/whats-on/wegottickets-musical-comedy-awards-grand-final
Can you believe it? We’ve been going for ten years! To celebrate this we are putting on a special show (all the details below!) on May 12th at the Udderbelly. If you book a ticket for the final via WeGotTickets (www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards) you will receive an email from WGT with a secret link to get cheaper tickets for our 10th anniversary show (£12.50 instead of £17.50). Get in there!
10 Years WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards
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. As we celebrate 10 years of the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards, join award-winning musical comedian Rachel Parris (The Mash Report, Austentatious), The Brett Domino Trio (29 million YouTube views) and a selection of the finest acts from the MCA for a celebration of music-based comedy! Hosted by MCA legend Nick Horseman. Sell out show 2009-18.
Full line up:
RACHEL PARRIS – ★★★★ “She has us hanging on her every word… One sometimes doubts that Britain’s got talent, but Parris has it in spades.” – Guardian
THE BRETT DOMINO TRIO – ‘This YouTubing Leeds duo perform wonderfully inventive covers of pop songs, largely using the world’s most underated instrument: the key-tar. Well worth catching.’ – TIME OUT
JENNY BEDE – ‘Absolutely set on a collision course with stardom.’ ***** (Mirror). ‘She’s a performer we’ll be seeing a lot more of.’ (Guardian). ‘Consistently hilarious; a unique delight.’ **** (ThreeWeeks). WeGotTickets MCA Best Newcomer 2014
FOUR FEMMES ON THE THAMES (PLUS HOMMES) – ‘They simply stole the show from the moment they strutted confidently on.’ – Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
WeGotTickets MCA Winners 2016
JOLLYBOAT – ★★★★★ ‘It’s wonderful to see a comedy duo with such natural chemistry who clearly love to make each other laugh.’ — Broadway Baby
WeGotTickets MCA Winners 2011
We are thrilled to announce that Charlotte Brooke is our Best Newcomer for the 2018 competition! She will also be performing at the final on April 7th at the Udderbelly alongside our 10 finalists (see post below), our host Miss Frisky and our 2017 winner Will Hislop! Tickets selling fast at www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards.
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