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...
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.
Monday 8th: Amateur Transplants, Kev Orkain, Bob & Jim, Can You Dig It?, Horse & Louis, Ruth E Cockburn (hosted By Horse & Louis)
Line ups are subject to change. Latest info at www.musicalcomedyawards.com