2011 Edinburgh Fringe

Musical Comedy Awards Showcase

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Musical Comedy Awards Showcase. Copyright: Avalon Television

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.

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
5th Aug 21.50 Underbelly, Cowgate
6th Aug 21.50 Underbelly, Cowgate
7th Aug 21.50 Underbelly, Cowgate
8th Aug 21.50 Underbelly, Cowgate
9th Aug 21.50 Underbelly, Cowgate
10th Aug 21.50 Underbelly, Cowgate
11th Aug 21.50 Underbelly, Cowgate
12th Aug 21.50 Underbelly, Cowgate
13th Aug 21.50 Underbelly, Cowgate
14th Aug 21.50 Underbelly, Cowgate

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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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