Musical Comedy Awards Showcase

Musical Comedy Awards Showcase. Copyright: Avalon Television.

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Music starring Mitch Benn, Phil Nichol, Max Olesker, Isy Suttie, Matt Tiller, James Sherwood, Carly Smallman, David O'Doherty, Ashley Frieze, Sammy J and 34 more performed on the following days in August 2011...

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Experience the Fringe's number one musical comedy mixed show! Now in its third year, the Musical Comedy Awards (MCA) are back for another celebration of the UK's best emerging and established musical comedians. The MCA have played host to stars of the genre such as Bo Burnham, Frisky & Mannish, Abandoman, Amateur Transplants, Mitch Benn, Tom Basden, Isy Suttie and many more. The format is simple: watch five of the best musical comedy acts on the Fringe, then go see the ones you like! Time Out London Critics' Choice and sell-out Grand Final 2009/10/11.

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The Time Out London Critics' Choice show hits Edinburgh with ten exclusive showcases. This is your best chance to see the UK's finest emerging and established musical comedians up at the Fringe all under one roof and experience the diversity of this fantastic genre. Get ready to turn it up to eleven - the MCA Showcase is in town.

With some of the biggest names in comedy, acts such as Bill Bailey and Tim Minchin, popularising musical comedy, the MCA have grown in stature to become a key date in the comedy calendar and a launch pad for many careers. Over the last three years the MCA have played host to stars of the genre such as Bo Burnham, Frisky & Mannish, Abandoman, Amateur Transplants, Mitch Benn, Tom Basden, Isy Suttie and many more. The format is simple: watch a selection of the very best musical comedy acts on the Fringe, then go see the ones you like!

The MCA is a unique competition that celebrates the emerging musical comedy community in the UK and promotes the venerable art form of comedy songwriting as an independent genre. This year's showcases will feature headline performances from over 40 artists, including If.Comedy winner David O'Doherty, Mitch Benn, Isy Suttie, Sammy J, Phil Nichol, Sarah-Louise Young, Amateur Transplants and James Sherwood plus a number of other top established and emerging musical comedy acts from across the Fringe. Check the Underbelly Blackboards for a brilliant new line-up every day! Hosted by 2010 runners up and rising stars of the genre, Horse & Louis.

Friday 5th: Mitch Benn, Jollyboat, Horse & Louis, Rachel Parris, Moonfish Rhumba, Mugging Chickens (hosted By Horse & Louis)

Saturday 6th: David O'Doherty, The Three Englishmen, Jay Foreman, Mae Martin, Ray Guns Look Real Enough, Tricity Vogue (hosted By Horse & Louis)

Sunday 7th: James Sherwood, Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, Sharron Matthews, Max and Ivan, Pistol & Jack, Bob Slayer (hosted By Horse & Louis)

Monday 8th: Amateur Transplants, Kev Orkain, Bob & Jim, Can You Dig It?, Horse & Louis, Ruth E Cockburn (hosted By Horse & Louis)

Tuesday 9th: Isy Suttie, Carly Smallman, Helen Arney, Dan Woods, Dave Eastgate, The Sensational Alex Salmond Band (hosted By Horse & Louis)

Wednesday 10th: Sarah Louise Young, Frank Sanazi, Jollyboat, Horse & Louis, Mae Martin, The Balconettes (hosted by Horse & Louis)

Thursday 11th: Phil Nichol, Nick Helm, Henry the Groover, Paul Sweeney, Jo Stephenson, Darren Walsh (hosted By Horse & Louis)

Friday 12th: Mitch Benn, Jollyboat, Jay Foreman, Sharron Matthews, Matt Tiller, Strong & Wrong (hosted by Mae Martin)

Saturday 13th: David O'Doherty, Desmond O'Connor, The Three Englishmen, Rachel Parris, Philfy Phil, Sophie Walsh-Harrington (hosted by Mae Martin)

Sunday 14th: Sammy J, The Real Macguffins, Ray Guns Look Real Enough, Horse & Louis, Sooz Kempner, Ashley Frieze, Sanity Valve (hosted by Horse & Louis)

Line ups are subject to change. Latest info at www.musicalcomedyawards.com

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Person Role
Nick Horseman Self
Louis Fonseca Self
Mitch Benn Self
David O'Doherty Self
James Sherwood Self
Isy Suttie Self
Phil Nichol Self
Rachel Parris Self
Ben Cottam Self
Nick Hall Self
Jack Hartnell Self
Tom Hensby Self
Jay Foreman Self
Mae Martin Self
Ryan Beange Self
Paul Flannery Self
Jim Burke Self
Sharron Matthews Self
Max Olesker Self
Ivan Gonzalez Self
Bob Slayer Self
Adam Kay Self
Robert Dobson Self
Jim Beckett Self
Jo Stephenson Self
Dan Woods Self
Carly Smallman Self
Helen Arney Self
Dave Eastgate Self
Laura Duncanson Self
Pete Cunningham Self
Nick Helm Self
Paul Sweeney Self
Darren Walsh Self
Matt Tiller Self
Dan Carter-Hope Self
Anna-Maria Nabirye Self
Desmond O'Connor Self
Sammy J Self
Dan March Self
Jim Millard Self
Matt Sheahan Self
Sooz Kempner Self
Ashley Frieze Self