Now in its fifth year, the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards has grown in stature to become an annual fixture in the comedy calendar and has provided a launch pad to superstar acts like Frisky & Mannish (2009 finalists) and Abandoman (2010 winners) whilst also playing host to stars of the genre such as David O'Doherty, Bo Burnham, Isy Suttie and many more. 'As the Musical Comedy Awards demonstrate, the genre is currently bursting with talent' (Time Out). 'An evening showcasing a seemingly bottomless well of musical talent' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard).
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This year's showcases will be headlined by two extraordinary acts. On Friday 23rd we welcome the multi-award winning international comedy legend and Edinburgh favourite Phil Nichol (IF.COM EDDIE Winner 2006): "You would have to be not just miserable but insensible not to be infected with Nichol's funnybug. It is like spending an hour in a comedy jacuzzi." Kate Copstick. The Scotsman ****
For Saturday 24th we have the brilliant Adam Kay (frontman of the Amateur Transplants) headlining: "Bracingly intelligent... enormous fun". Times. "Brilliant - it left us with eyeliner streaming down our face" Cosmopolitan. "Superbly politically incorrect. Gloriously funny" Scotsman.
Here are the full line-ups for our MCA showcases:
Phil Nichol - 'An extraordinary performer - entrancing and alarming in equal measure' **** (Stage).
Jonny & The Baptists - WGT MCA 2013 Runners Up: 'Musical comedy's rising stars' (Sunday Times).
Rob Carter - MCA 2012 Winner: '...downplayed musical numbers, modest persona and quietly quirky metaphor' - Steve Bennett, Chortle.
Steve Seller - WGT MCA 2013 Finalist: 'No-one does musical comedy like this ... über-dork' (ComedyCentral.co.uk).
Jenny Bede - WGT MCA 2013 Best Newcomer - 'If there was one act on the bill that I would confidently tip for stardom it would be Bede' - Bruce Dessau.
I Am, I Am - WGT MCA Finalist - 'deserving finalists boasting quirky worldviews' - Bruce Dessau.
Totally Wired - WGT MCA Semi-Finalists - 'Incredible!' - Ed Chappel, Avin a Larf.
Adam Kay - "Superbly politically incorrect. Gloriously funny" Scotsman.
East End Cabaret - Best Cabaret Award Winners at Adelaide Fringe: 'A treat' ***** (TimeOut).
Rachel Parris - MCA Runner Up 2012, Funny Women Runner Up 2010: 'Venomously witty' (Evening Standard).
Tina Tea Lady - WGT MCA Finalist 2013: 'Mrs.Overall meets Beyonce - a definite crowd pleaser" - Bruce Dessau.
Ben Champion - WGT MCA 2013 Semi-Finalist: 'Smart, funny and awesome in equal measure' **** (FringeGuru.com).
Lucy Cox - WGT MCA 2013 Finalist: 'A smart, funny and charming gem, with a devilish streak of dark humour' **** (Broadway Baby.com).